Antonio Margarito fought well tonight through the first eight rounds and then held on to beat Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs) by a narrow 10 round split decision to win the World Boxing Organization Continental welterweight title at the Baja California Center in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.
Though he didn’t look good, not a bit like he did in his prime, against Jorge Paez Junior in his comeback fight in March of this year, former welterweight king Antonio Margarito will continue his comeback with a reported fight against Ramon Alvarez in Baja, California on August 13th. Margarito, 39-8(27) and fighting for the first time since December of 2011, got up from a knockdown to out-point Paez Jr, but he put his decidedly dodgy showing down to ring-rust.
Mexican warrior Antonio Margarito returned to action for the first time in four years last night, and in his homeland and there was a huge, 10,000 crowd on hand to see what the former champ had left. With Mexican legends Julio Cesar Chavez (doing commentary for TV) and Marco Antonio Barrera watching from ringside, the 37-year-old showed he still has heart and courage, but little else.
(Photo: German Villasenor / Team Margarito) Los Angeles, CA (February 29, 2016) – Four years removed from his last appearance in a ring, former four time (WBO 147 LB./ IBF 147LB./WBA 147 LB./ Ring Magazine World Welterweight champion), Antonio ”The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito, 38-8, (27KOs) has been given a clean bill of eye health, surgically repaired and good to go, now looks forward to resuming his career this Saturday night at the Arena Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico City in a Super Welterweight bout against the skilled Jorge Paez Jr. 39-7-2, (23KOs) which will be televised through BeIn Sports En Espanol and beIN SPORTS CONNECT in the United States and through AZTECA 7 in Mexico.
Mexican former welterweight champion, Antonio Margarito – set for a comeback at the age of 37 – has publicly slated bitter rival, Miguel Cotto, calling the Puerto Rican WBC middleweight champion ‘a girl’ as he chases a 3rd fight between them.
Margarito was famously embroiled in the loaded wraps saga before his 2009 fight with ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley, thus causing his destructive TKO win over Miguel Cotto in his previous outing to be called severely into question.
He may now be 37, yet Mexico’s controversial former welterweight champion, Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27ko), has signalled that he intends to return to action after four years away from the sport.
Margarito hasn’t been seen since his brutal 2011 rematch loss at the hands of Miguel Cotto, who took great delight that night in avenging his controversial defeat to the Mexican 2 1/2 years previously; a fight that will be forever called into question after ‘Margarito was embroiled in the famous ‘loaded gloves’ saga against Shane Mosley in his very next bout. [an offence for which he served a ban].