NEW YORK - JUNE 05: Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico celebrates defeating Yuri Foreman during the WBA world super welterweight title fight on June 5, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Cotto wins by TKO in the ninth round. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Anyone who wants to see Miguel Cotto vs Antonio Margarito part three, say "eye."
It was a busy weekend in combat sports as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 live finale went down on Saturday night (Dec. 3, 2011) from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring Michael "The Count" Bisping, battering Jason "Mayhem" Miller en route to a third round technical knockout stoppage.
The better fighter won in "Sin City."
A few thousand miles away, on the chilly streets of Manhattan at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, another battle of big-mouths unfolded as Antonio Margarito tried to prove he was a better boxer than Miguel Cotto and not just the master of the plaster, as alleged in the wake of their initial encounter back in 2008.
After nine rounds of aggressive offense, Cotto was able to secure his revenge by forcing a doctor's stoppage in the ninth round. Margarito's eye had swollen shut thanks to the punishing left of the Puerto Rican pugilist and was deemed unfit to continue.
That evens the score at one fight apiece.
So who's ready for part three? If you were too wrapped up in the world of mixed martial arts to notice, or perhaps just too high and mighty to give the "sweet science" the time of day, you can bring yourself up to speed with highlights and event links after the jump.
Fans of combat sports won't be disappointed.
A closer look at "Cotto vs. Margarito 1" and why the rematch was inevitable:
Relive the drama from last Saturday with MMAmania.com's own live results and blow-by-blow coverage for every round of Cotto vs. Margarito 2:
A complete breakdown and post-fight analysis of their "Big Apple" brawl and why Margarito is seeing red (literally):
Behold the power of Miguel Cotto (and battered melon of Margarito):
- Cotto vs Margarito 2 results: Pic of Antonio Margarito's eye that forced stoppage in Miguel Cotto fight
Not convinced? Fight video highlights right here:
For more on "Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito 2" click here. And see you right back here after their epic trilogy.