In a press release, Miguel Cotto’s handlers say they will carefully scrutinize the gloves and hand wraps of Manny Pacquiao before their World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight in Las Vegas.
Miguel Cotto Sr. said they blundered by not inspecting Antonio Margarito’s gloves prior to Cotto’s lone career loss in July of last year and vow never to let it happen again. “We only commit the same error once,” said Cotto Sr. “We will never make that mistake again.”
Miguel Cotto’s camp suspected that Margarito cheated by using a plaster of Paris type substance during their fight. The speculation comes after Margarito was caught using “loaded wraps” in his following fight against Shane Mosley in January. That’s the reason for the stepped up inspections of opponents’ gloves and wraps, Cotto’s handlers reveals.