Antonio Margarito will be Examined by NYSAC Physician Mid-way

By on November 19, 2011

By: Damon “LatinBox” Gonzalez

Antonio Margarito (photo courtesy LatinBox Communications)

New York, N.Y. – We are in the mist of one week left for a grudge showdown rematch between Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto.

The New york State Athletic Commisson (NYSAC), after hearing deliberations from attorneys representing Margarito, stand by their decision that if Antonio Margarito wants a license to fight in New York he must take an eye examination by a physician appointed by the NYSAC.

Margarito’s attorneys asked the panel to take into consideration that Margarito is training in the mountains in Mexico and they feel it will be crucial and dangerous to his training to fly to New York to take the exam. Margarito’s attorneys gave an alternative that all doctors with NYSAC and Margarito litigate and conference a diagnosis along with a resolution to the matter to issue clearance to Margarito.

State Department Judge Torres clearly denied that alternative and stated that both sides will be addressing this to eternity.

NYSAC Commissioner Chairwoman Malvina Lathan made it clear that Top Rank and fighter Antonio Margarito submitted paperwork to fight in New york October 31st.  Margarito and Top Rank has been contacted various times since then by the Commission to conduct the exam. Top Rank delayed a response every time they were reached, and the commissioner made it clear; no exam,  no license.

Attorneys of Margarito then were able to present another resolution if the physician from NYSAC can meet Margarito halfway point somewhere in between New York and Mexico.  Margarito’s attorneys recommended that they will cover the physicians accommodations.

NYSAC took that into consideration; however have hours left to work things out.

This presents itself as the final opportunity for Antonio Margarito to take the exam and be granted a license to fight Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden on Dec 3rd.

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