Round seven of Antonio Margarito vs. Miguel Cotto on HBO PPV saw both men get in an inside battle early. Margarito's swollen right eye remained a target for Cotto's left hand. Margarito landed a solid right hand and an uppercut before Cotto came back with three hard punches.
Margarito kept working to the body but Cotto was simply quicker and more effective with the combinations through the middle part of the round.
With Margarito walking forward, Cotto tagged him on the jaw with a sweeping left hook.
Margarito had no backing up in him while he tried to make something happen but was bleeding more and more from different parts of his face.
Cotto landed a right hand after the bell and got a talking to from the ref, but it was the first round I saw for Margarito.
Round: 10-9 Margarito
Fight: 69-64 Cotto