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CA DOJ: Tests find calcium and sulfur (plaster) in Margarito hand-wraps

By Zach Arnold | March 27, 2009

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So sayeth The LA Times. This will be the lead story on tonight’s ESPN telecast of Eddie Chambers vs. Samuel Peter.

Topics: Boxing, Media, Zach Arnold | 15 Comments » | Permalink | Trackback |

15 Responses to “CA DOJ: Tests find calcium and sulfur (plaster) in Margarito hand-wraps”

  1. Fluyid says:

    Wow.

    That’s not good.

  2. jmechanic says:

    Hopefully soon we’ll be calling him Antonio “Jailbird” Margarito.

  3. 45 Huddle says:

    He should be in jail. I’m not joking.

    I’m not a guy who gets worked up about a lot of suspensions. This is different. He could have killed somebody in there.

  4. jmechanic says:

    I wasnt joking either…

  5. Chris says:

    Well said Huddle. What bothers me is that he’s been getting away with this for so long. Freddie Roach even went on the record to say he received reports that Margarito had his hands wrapped the same way for sparring sessions.

    One of his sparring partners was Rashid Holloway, who suffered a broken orbital bone, and was out of action for several months.

    I would love to see Margarito in jail for this, but I would also be happy with a lifetime ban from Boxing.

  6. Why would you go and put shit in your gloves while sparring?

  7. 45 Huddle says:

    Probably so he can get use to the weight of the gloves with the extra material in it.

    Hence why he didn’t tire with heavier gloves late in the fight.

  8. liger05 says:

    Should previous fights be questioned now?

  9. jmechanic says:

    Well, they should definitely be asteriked. I dont know if there is any real way of investigating them however.

  10. ttt says:

    can’t they just blame it on the guy who wrapped his hands?

  11. jmechanic says:

    They didnt do that with Luis Resto… He went to jail…however that was most likely because his opponent was badly injured..

    I find it hard to believe that a fighter would not know that there is plaster in his wraps…

  12. Mr. Roadblock says:

    No you can’t just blame it on the guy who wrapped his hands. It would be impossible not to know that you had a hard substance in your handwraps.

    The fight with Cotto should immediately be ruled a no contest. Margarito should be banned from boxing.

  13. Dave says:

    Wow. That is.. Not good. Not good at all.

  14. liger05 says:

    Cotto comments on Margarito!

    “He should never step into a boxing ring again” WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto has commented on the news that Antonio Margarito was found to have elements of plaster of Paris in his handwraps before his bout with Shane Mosley. “I understand that Margarito not only played with my health but he played with health of many boxers,” said Cotto. “Only God knows. I have received punishment in my career but I never had my face swell like in that fight. In the heat of the fight I didn’t feel the punches, but my face didn’t say that. I understand that one year of suspension is not much for the kind of unsportsmanlike act that Margarito presented against Mosley. He deserves the same suspension as trainer Panama Lewis. He should never step into a boxing ring again.”
    by fightnews

  15. JAKE says:

    MOSLEY NEVER GOT PUNISHED FOR USING E.P.O. HORMONES/STEROIDS???
    ROY JONES NEVER GOT PUNISHED FOR STEROID USE???
    TITO TRINIDAD NEVER GOT PUNISHED FOR ILLEGAL HANWRAPPINGS BEFORE THE HOPKINS FIGHT???
    SO WHY IS A DOUBLE STANDARD BEING APPLIED TO MARGARITO?

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