Saturday, 16 April 2011

Kermit Cintron Could Face Manny Pacquiao or the Winner of Margarito vs Cotto

Posted by chardyboy on Saturday, April 16, 2011 0 comments

(Featured Columnist) reports Top Rank Promotions, the promoter of such boxing talents as Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto, Nonito Donaire and Manny Pacquiao have just signed Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KO's).

Cintron has a highly decorated career at welterweight (147 lbs) and junior middleweight (154 lbs). All three of his losses have come under question in recent years.

His first two losses to Margarito have been said to be possibly the result of foul play after the discovery that Margarito's gloves were loaded before a fight with Shane Mosley in 2009.

His last loss came May 2010 against Paul Williams (39-2, 27 KO's). Cintron was boxing fairly well against Williams until Williams fell with his foot tripping Cintron through the ropes and out the ring.
Some have said the leap was a "dive" while others genuinely believe the leap to be unintentional.

Boxing commission rules stated that the fight should be judged if it went past four rounds.

The fight ended in the middle of the fourth round, yet the round the fight ended in was scored along with the other completed rounds.

Cintron hasn't fought since the loss, but that is sure to change with his new promotional deal. Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank, had this to say on about Cintron's ability and possible bouts under his promotional banner.

It appears as if pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KO's) may have Cintron as one of his last five opponents.

One other possibility Arum spoke of was Cintron facing the winner of the rescheduled rematch between Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KO's) and Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KO's) now scheduled to take place September 17.

The delay comes in light of further complications from the injuries Margarito sustained to his right eye in his previous fight against Pacquiao last November. Doctors say the eye should heal properly by the September fight date.

Cotto aims to get revenge for his first loss suffered at the hands of Margarito. Cotto feels similar to how Cintron feels in that they both suspect their losses to Margarito owe more to foul play than skill.
Should Cotto come up short in his quest for revenge, perhaps Cintron will step up to the plate to avenge his first pair of losses.


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