Antonio Margarito Suspended in Hand Wrap Probe
Former welterweight titleholder Antonio Margarito's license was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission on Wednesday while it investigates a plaster-like substance found under the boxer's hand wraps before his loss last weekend to Shane Mosley.
The commission also suspended the license of Margarito's trainer Javier Capetillo and asked both to appear at a hearing on Feb. 10.
The substance was bagged as evidence before the bout last Saturday at Staples Center and was being analyzed by the California Department of Justice, the commission said. The panel was still investigating whether any rules were violated.
Commission chairman Tim Noonan said the investigation stems from a commission rule that limits the amount and type of gauze and tape allowed under a fighter's glove. He said the commission has authority to discipline athletes when their actions are a "discredit to boxing." Reprimands could include fines, suspensions or revocation of licenses.
The commission did not say how long the investigation would last.LINK