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Antonio Margarito's hand wraps

February 11, 2009 |  8:00 pm


Much has been made of Antonio Margarito hand wraps. Now we have a photo (above) of the evidence, courtesy of the California Attorney General's office.

On Tuesday the California Athletic Commission revoked Margarito's license for having an illegal plaster-like substance in his hand wraps during last month's unsuccessful title defense against Shane Mosley.

Unless that vote is overturned on appeal, Margarito won't be able to fight in the U.S. for at least a year. That means his scheduled fight with Miguel Cotto won't happen unless promoter Bob Arum makes a deal to move the fight to Mexico, Margarito's homeland.

But, in an earlier blog post, Kevin Baxter reported that Cotto won't fight Margarito in Mexico.

-- Debbie Goffa