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 Last update:  5/23/2013       Read more by Team Margarito         
   
Margarito Denies Return, Furious With Tabloid Rumors
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LOS ANGELES, CA.-Surprised by recent articles claiming his return to boxing, former World Champion Antonio Margarito has announced that there is absolutely no truth on a possible return to the sport or that he is suffering from financial difficulties due to a divorce.

The Mexican fighter hasn't been in the ring since his December 2011 rematch loss to Miguel Cotto. He announced his retirement on June of last year. Currently, the 'Tijuana Tornado' is living in Los Angeles.

"I was surprised by several unfounded rumors regarding my current situation, including news on a return to boxing and supposedly a divorce settlement that has left me broke and with the need to return to boxing. In some cases, the information dealt with news of my return, and some unfounded news about a settlement. However, some tabloid media has gone further than that, spreading unfounded rumors that no one took the trouble to investigate fully.", said Margarito.

"I am the fist to admit that my time in the boxing stage is a thing of the past, and as a man who has his feet firmly on the ground I also know that I have to be jealous of guarding my property, as it will be difficult to find another profession that could produce a higher yield than what I earned in the ring," he added.

"However; there is some damage to my family that can be done by spreading lies and half-truths. We have been officially separated from my wife Michelle for over two years. She is now on a new relation and pregnant. Since then, I have also started a new life, and also had a baby with my girlfriend Lorena Vidales. The divorce settlement has not been finalized and as civilized people, we respect each other's life and during this time have been negotiating the settlement," said Margarito.

"With what we will share, I expect that it will help us to live, if not full of luxuries, in a comfortable lifestyle. However, when people start talking of "a millionaire settlement", it exposes Michelle and my children - who live in Tijuana, Mexico- to becoming victims of blackmail and even kidnapping. That is why I wanted to make this public statement about the situation,' Margarito added.

"I accepted and still accept any criticism about my boxing career and was always thankful that the press covered my boxing career, but this is not a case strictly related to the sport. I believe that boxing has been used by a few journalists to trample on my private life, showing no respect for other people who have nothing to do with boxing and could be seriously hurt by this erroneous information," he concluded. Tags: Antonio Margarito



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comment by Jloro, on 05-24-2013
Damn I wanted a Martinez Rematch to break some hearts lol

comment by LAPete, on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=LADIV]you can call margarito a cheater or what not but you got to give it to the man he was a monster in the ring.oh and btw lets not forget that the biggest cheater in boxing was a man named LUIS RESTO a puerto rican boxer from juncos puerto rico.[/QUOTE] Pointing the guilt finger in th...

comment by LAPete, on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=prinzemanspopa]I can draw up many, many examples of where a fighter's will was well and truly broken. However, I don't recall ever seeing Antonio Margarito's will ever being broken by Mosley. Yes, we do. He has 38 professional wins under his belt. I'm not...

comment by AztecWanker, on 05-24-2013
[QUOTE=Jcsuper]One of the principles in law is being innocent until proven guilty (evidence is required to assure culpability) I agree, and this bum cheater had been proven guilty in the Mosley fight, that's all I need to know. Sorry but I don't consider a fighter who puts bricks in his glove...

comment by budfr, on 05-24-2013
To all you retards who talk bad about Margarito listen, even though he tried to cheat vs Mosley, he was the most exciting and fearless boxer, always fighting with heart, for the fans.any boxers also alter their wraps but don't get caught. Mosley and many others are drug users, cheaters. Margarito...

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