Face Off with Max Kellerman - Netflix

On Face Off with Max Kellerman professional boxers are interviewed about their upcoming bouts.

Face Off with Max Kellerman - Netflix

Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 15 minutes

Premier: 2011-05-06

Face Off with Max Kellerman - Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II - Netflix

Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II was a boxing match for the WBA (Super) super welterweight title. The bout was held on December 3, 2011 at the Madison Square Garden, in New York City, United States. When Cotto and Margarito met in 2008, they waged their memorable welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cotto defeated Antonio Margarito via TKO in the 10th round.

Face Off with Max Kellerman - Location Controversy - Netflix

New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) initially denied Margarito a boxing license on October 31, 2011. The rationale for the denial was not due the cheating allegations, but instead due to the damage to Margarito's eye in the Manny Pacquiao fight. An appeal was filed and a hearing took place to where several leading eye doctors testified that Margarito should be allowed to fight. A final decision was expected on November 18, 2011. Without a license, Margarito could not fight in the state of New York. Several major figures received criticism for their actions surrounding this fight. NYSAC chairwoman Melvina Lathan was in attendance when the fight was announced, potentially indicating that the NYSAC supported the fight. In addition, Bob Arum and Top Rank did not give an indication that the fight may not occur at Madison Square Garden when promoting the fight, causing fans to nearly sellout Madison Square Garden with 2 weeks remaining before the fight as well as spend money on flights, hotels, etc. Plus, there was criticism that the license issue was not to be resolved until 2 weeks before the fight. Arum initially stated that if Margarito was not licensed to fight, then Vanes Martirosyan would take his place on the card. However, Arum later stated that the fight would be moved to a venue in a state that Margarito holds a license. On November 18, 2011, the NYSAC did not make a final vote as expected. Instead, they ordered Margarito to be examined by their own doctor. Based on the findings of their own doctor, they would make a decision on whether Margarito received a license.

Face Off with Max Kellerman - References - Netflix