Antonio Margarito vs Shane Mosley is Off!
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Nov 19, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com
Antonio Margarito vs Shane Mosley is not happening. Margarito who is the World welterweight champion, noted on Tuesday that he did not want to fight Mosley. Todd duBoef, the president of Bob Arum's Top Rank confirms to the The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday night that Sergio Diaz (Manager for Margarito), sent him a notice stating that they would be "passing on the fight."
According to the LA Times, Margarito will likely go for a rematch with Miguel Cotto later this year. duBoef,
quoted by the publication, further stated: "Part of their thinking, I'm sure, is that the Cotto fight did good numbers [more than 450,000 pay-per-view buys] and that's the fight they want, more than a guy that Cotto beat."
duBoef further added on the matter: "Shane Mosley was a big name seven years ago, but they weighed the consequences and decided it was onward and upward."
Golden Boy CEO, Richard Schaefer tells the L.A. Times that Margarito should no longer call people out, because Margarito chickens out when the challenge is accepted.