Antonio Margarito's Retirement & Reflecting on his Status
Antonio Margarito retired this week and it seemed like the general tone of the public was “good riddance.” It’s difficult to remember a more reputation-damaging event than when Antonio Margarito got busted loading wraps for his fight with Shane Mosley. Ironically, Mosley retired the same week that Margarito hung ‘em up.
The almost simultaneous retirements provide an interesting parallel and contrast. Margarito’s retirement was met with feeling of vitriol, while Mosley seemed to get a good-natured sendoff. Mosley was caught up tin he whole Balco deal. He took roids unbeknownst to him, as he claims. Margarito claims the same thing. Is there a distinction? I guess it’s an easier task to sneakily rub roid cream on a guy than load plaster onto his wraps without him knowing, but isn’t that splitting hairs?
Credit: Chris Farina - Top Rank
And from what I know, Mosley actually was on the juice in the second De La Hoya fight....