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State asks for 'harshest penalty possible' against Margarito, trainer

February 10, 2009 |  9:30 am

The state attorney general started the disciplinary hearing of Antonio Margarito on Tuesday with a stunning pronouncement that the former welterweight champion should receive "the harshest penalty possible," including a license revocation that would leave him out of fighting for at least one year because of his pre-fight hand wraps containing a foreign substance before his Jan. 24 fight against Shane Mosley.

Margarito's attorney argued that his fighter had "an unblemished record and was entirely unaware of any irregularity."

Stay tuned to the Fabulous Forum for further developments.

-- Lance Pugmire