Antonio Margarito Denied Boxing License

By on Aug 20, 2010 in Boxing, Headlines Comments

Antonio Margarito, Manny Pacquiao‘s scheduled foe on November 13 title showdown has been denied of a boxing license by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). This is another stumbling block for their showdown.

Margarito‘s license was revoked back in 2009 when he was caught carrying a plaster-like substance in his hand wraps before fighting Sugar Shane Mosley at the Staple Center in Los Angeles. A 5-1 vote of the CSAC denied him the boxing license.

Because of this decision, Las Vegas, Nevada is no longer in the list of possible site for Pacquiao-Margarito boxing match. The Nevada Athletic Commission also turned down his application on a 4-1 vote saying that he should get a license first in California before they grant him a license.

Texas is one of his remaining options. According to Bob Arum, Top Rank Promotions chairman, Margarito has already applied for a Texas license and is confident of being given one.

If Margarito cannot get a license in the US, possible alternatives are Mexico and Abu Dhabi.

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