Boxing Regulators Found Substance Inside Margarito's Gloves
Boxing regulators have found illegal substance inside the gloves of Antonio Margarito less the 30 minutes before the fight at Staples Center in California.
Yahoo news: ‘A controversy erupted about half an hour prior to Antonio Margarito’s defense of his WBA welterweight title against Shane Mosley on Saturday, before 20,820 at the Staples Center.
Dean Lohuis, the interim co-executive director of the California State Athletic Commission, said an illegal substance was found in Margarito’s hand wraps. A boxing hand was wrapped with tapes and gauze to protect them before he puts on the gloves.
‘It was a plastic-like substance’, said Golden Boy promotions Atty. Stephen Espinosa. ‘It was bagged up by the commission and taken as evidence ‘.
Nazim Richardson, Mosley’s trainer, complained that Margarito’s wraps looked too large with a lump. An inspector for the commission agreed and ordered the wraps to be cut off and then re wrapped.
That is when the illegal substance was discovered. HBO’s analyst Larry Merchant, who was in the dressing room area doing interviews, said he had been told it was some kind of a wet substance.
It is expected that the incident will be investigated by the boxing regulators in California
Tags: Sports , Boxing , Mosley , Maragarito
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.