Lessons learned: Margarito intent on starting fast against Cotto

Antonio Margarito vows to throw punches in bunches from start to finish when he meets Miguel Cotto on Saturday.

Originally Published: July 23, 2008
By Tim Smith | Special to ESPN.com

Antonio Margarito was able to call his performance against Paul Williams an off night -- until he watched a replay of the fight on videotape.

During that viewing, Margarito noticed a subtle change in his fighting approach. It had crept in without his noticing it -- hidden beneath the veneer of victory.

"During the fight he [Williams] wasn't hurting me," Margarito said. "He was just throwing punches, and I let him throw punches because he wasn't hurting me. When I was watching ...

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