Suspended boxer Antonio Margarito may see action in the under card of Pacquiao-Clottey match on March 13 if the State of Texas grants him a new license. He may have a crack at Pacquiao late this year if he wins over Carson Jones in the under car.
Depending on the outcome of the boxing license application of Antonio Margarito in Texas, a possible match-up between the Mexican boxer and Manny Pacquiao could take place at the Cowboys Stadium late this year.
Promoter Bob Arum said Margarito is free to regain his license after his current California disciplinary period ends Feb. 11, and he's scheduled to fight Carson Jones in a junior-middleweight fight.
"If he looks good on the Texas card, a major match at the same stadium later would be Pacquiao-Margarito," Arum said. Pacquiao will fight Joshua Clottey in a welterweight bout expected to attract 40,000.
Margarito, who is a former welterweight champion was suspended from professional boxing in the State of California during his fight with Shane Mosley last January 24, 2009 at the Staples Center in California. His suspension came about when the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) investigators was prompted by a complaint from the Mosley camp about a pasty white substance present in his hand wraps prior to the fight.
The California Department of Justice laboratory later confirmed the substance to be similar in nature to plaster of paris. As a result of the incident Margarito was forced to re wrap his hands multiple times before the fight. The California State Athletic Commission judged the evidence and considered him and his trainer Javier Capetillo guilty of altering his bandages, suspending him for 'at least a year' on February 10, 2009.
During the investigation, Margarito claimed that he was not aware of the presence of illegal substances in his hand wraps but the commission said otherwise. His trainer Jose Capetillo was later asked to sever ties with Margarito.
The Mexican-American boxer who is the former WBA , IBF and WBO welterweight champion, is reportedly training in Tijuana, Mexico for his fight in the under card of the Pacquiao-Clottey match against Carson Jones at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal