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Cotto Vs. Margarito: Miguel Cotto Says He Will Not Let Down New York Fans

Miguel Cotto says that he will leave New York with his hand raised after his bout with Antonio Margarito.

NEW YORK - JUNE 02:  Miguel Cotto and his son Miguel Jr. look on prior to the start of the Foreman v Cotto press conference on June 2, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 02: Miguel Cotto and his son Miguel Jr. look on prior to the start of the Foreman v Cotto press conference on June 2, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Saturday's HBO pay-per-view main event between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito will be the equivalent of a "home game" for Cotto as Madison Square Garden in New York City is likely to be filled with ravenous Puerto Rican fans. Those fans will be cheering for their man to get revenge over Margarito, who many felt used the loaded hand wraps he was caught with prior to the Shane Mosley fight in the first meeting between Miguel and Antonio.

Cotto offered assurances to his New York fans that he has no plans to let them down this saturday night (via Boxing Scene):

"Fighting in New York has always been very special to me because the people have always supporte me and I want to give them another great fight and a victory to remember. ...I will not disappoin the people of New York on Saturday. I'm leaving there with my arm raised and this victory will be fore everyone who never stopped supporting me. I had a great preparation for this fight and I guarantee that this time the outcome will be different."


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The atmosphere at MSG should be incredible by the time these two men step into the ring Saturday night.

We will have much more about the event this week here on MMA Nation as will our boxing blog Bad Left Hook.