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Full Report: Cotto-Clottey!

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

By Matt Richardson and Andreas Hale

He still has it. Any questions regarding what Miguel Cotto had left after the beating he absorbed from Antonio Margarito last summer were put to rest last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City when the WBO title-holder proved he still had a lot of fight in him, beating Joshua Clottey by split decision in front of a deafening crowd of 17,734. Judge Don Trella submitted a score of 116-111 for Cotto. Judge John McKaie also thought Cotto won, handing in a score of 115-112. Judge Tom Miller, meanwhile, had Clottey ahead by a point, 114-113. In a close fight that could have gone either way, Fightnews came up with a score of 114-113 for Cotto. It was an excellent fight with swings in momentum, an early knockdown and lots and lots of blood. In the end, however, it was Clottey who slowed down just enough for Cotto to edge by in what is bound to be one of the better fights of this year. (More)

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