Older, wiser Margarito not overlooking Cintron

Losing to Paul Williams might have seemed disastrous at the time, but it left Antonio Margarito focused and hungry -- which can only spell trouble for Kermit Cintron on Saturday.

Originally Published: April 8, 2008
By Robert Morales | Special to ESPN.com

From his promoter, Bob Arum, to most boxing writers, everybody was tooting the horn of Antonio Margarito.

Big, bad Tony. One of the most feared fighters in the world. Floyd Mayweather turned down an offer to fight Margarito for $8 million in 2006 while Mayweather was himself still under contract to Arum and Top Rank.

"Mayweather's not a coward, he's only afraid to lose," Arum said Thursday, reiterating what he has said many times before. "He wants to remain undefeated; he won't ...

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