Round nine of Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito on HBO PPV saw a brief moment before the start where the doctors checked on the damaged eye of Antonio and seemed close to stopping the fight. Still, Margarito was allowed to come out and continue.
Margarito continued to try to make something happen but Cotto simply remained too quick and able to circle away and land his left hand.
Margarito had Cotto against the ropes briefly but was pushed backward and then ate a huge left hook from Miguel. Cotto looked willing to stay a little bit closer and tag Margarito.
Right hand, left hook combination by Cotto and Margarito is unable to do anything.
At the end of the round the doctor went to look at Margarito and he told them to let him keep fighting but the doctors said no more. The previously damaged right eye of Margarito was simply too damaged.
While Margarito and his corner begged to allow them to continue on, the doctors said no and the fight was stopped.
Antonio Margarito had no quit in him, but he also didn't have the talent to fight with Miguel Cotto in 2011.