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Ringside Update 11/23/11
By Mohammed Mubarak
Published November 23, 2011

Lamont Peterson (right) fought Victor Ortiz to a draw, but he will be looking for a different result against Amir Kahn on December 10.  Photo by Associated Press

The very latest news coming off the wire is that the Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II bout that is scheduled for December 3 at Madison Square Garden, in New York, may be in jeopardy due to the possibility that Margarito may not pass the eye examination due to be given by the New York State Athletic Commission.

Margarito injured his eye in a previous bout and since has had surgery to correct the problem. But as history has shown after injuries like this one occurs, the eye is never percent.  Sugar Ray Leonard is an example of this.  

There is talk they may move the bout to another state. ??Many fight fans cannot wait to see what happens between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson, scheduled for December 10 in Washington D.C. This is a much-awaited bout because this could be a very tough one for Khan, and he even concedes this. Peterson is a real good opponent and could pose some challenges for him in this HBO scheduled telecast event.

Fight fans are also hoping that Manny Pacquiao chooses to fight Floyd Mayweather instead of going against Juan Manuel Marquez for the fourth time. A lot of people believe that their third fight was a lot closer than what the judges ruled. Some even think that Pacquiao lost. But there are very few out there who would like to see that again. The bottom line is, the money fight is with Mayweather.

After the Abner Agbeko vs. Joseph Mares II bout takes place on December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, there is talk that IBF light heavyweight champ Tavoris Cloud has a scheduled bout in the Southland at the end of the month.  Agbeko and Cloud are both being promoted by Don King.

The Andre Ward vs. Carl Froch match in the finals of the Super Six Super middleweight Tournament is set for December 17, on Showtime pay-per-view, live from Atlantic City, N.J.

And finally, one of the best cut men in the business past away recently, Joe Souza. Joe was a regular fixture in the corner of the late Arturo Gatti and many other champions. 

Categories: Boxing

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