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New York may not license Margarito; Cotto rematch may be moved
Complications from Antonio Margarito's eye injury suffered against Manny Pacquiao in November could keep him from being licensed in New York for his upcoming bout against Miguel Cotto.
The rematch between junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, scheduled to be televised on HBO Pay Per View from New York's Madison Square Garden on Dec. 3, could be forced to relocate to another venue if the New York State Athletic Commission does not licence Margarito, Top Rank Inc. CEO Bob Arum told ESPN.com.
Arum attended a meeting on Wednesday in New York during which the commission heard testimony from a commission eye specialist, a doctor from its medical advisory board and two doctors who support Margarito's application, including his eye surgeon, according to ESPN.com.
"We have a license [for Margarito] from a few states. You play the hand that you're dealt. I'm not going to get myself worried about it. Hopefully, the commission does the right thing and grants the license."
Arum did not name the other potential venues.
Margarito also has had cataract surgery during which an artificial lens was placed in his eye by Dr. Alan Crandall in Salt Lake City this past spring, according to ESPN.com.
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