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Brutal Loss Still Lingers for Cotto

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Manny Pacquiao has lost three times and drawn twice in his 54-fight career, yet none of those results are being mentioned as significant in the lead-up to his bout with Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

Instead, it is the Cotto-Margarito matchup that is seen as the piece of recent history most meaningful to the outcome of this contest.

When Margarito was caught with his hands rolled in wraps containing illegal hardening substances before his fight with Shane Mosley on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles, thoughts immediately turned to how long he had been cheating.

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