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Antonio Margarito Drops, Edges Ramon Alvarez With Split Nod

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Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Baja California -  Former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Ramon Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs), the older brother of Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, to capture the WBO Continental super welterweight championship. The scores were 95-94 Alvarez, and 97-92, 97-92 for Margarito. 

Alvarez started off by working the jab and landing some good counters. He was pushing the pace with Margarito, who seemed to be very cautious and taking his time. Alvarez was outworking him in the first round and landed some very good head shots.  Margarito was throwing his own jab in the second round. It didn't seem to be very hard and was more of a range finder to set up other punches. Margarito was getting off with some very hard shots to the body and doing better defensively to make Alvarez miss. Alvarez continued to throw a lot of fast punches, with some landing.

Margarito started coming forward and pushing Alvarez back in the third round. This time it was Margarito pushing the pace, getting Alvarez to the ropes and letting his hands go. Alvarez stayed dangerous with counters that would catch Margarito when he walked in unprotected.

Alvarez was back on the attack at the start of the fourth, landing good counters to the head and now allowing Margarito to do his work. It wasn't until the final thirty seconds when Margarito was able to get some body shots in. Things were tightening up in the fifth and sixth. Margarito was doing some very good work and landing hard shots on Alvarez, who had bruising and swelling around the right eye.

Margarito continued to push the pace in the seventh, coming forward and making it a fight. Alvarez was still landing good counters, with Margairto making it easy due to a lack of defense. During the eight round, Margarito had his best work and scored a knockdown after a series of shots to make the crowd erupt. Alvarez beat the count and took punches until the close of the round. 

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Alvarez seemed to get a second wind in the ninth and landed a big overhand bomb that Margarito walked right through and kept coming with punches of his own. Alvarez, sensing he was behind on the cards, showed urgency in the tenth and final round by head-hunting for something big to put Margarito on his back. He landed a few good right hands, but not enough to do serious damage or score a knockdown. Margarito was playing it safe, pawing with his jab and appeared to be coasting for the most part until the final bell.

This was Margarito's second fight since breaking his retirement in March, when he won a ten round decision over Jorge Paez Jr. In that contest Margarito was knocked down and seemed to be seriously hurt. He survived that near disaster to pull off the win. Prior to the March bout, Margarito retired in December 2011 after getting stopped in his rematch with Miguel Cotto.

Coming into this contest, Alvarez had not lost in his last 10 outings in the ring, including nine victories, eight of them by knockout, and one no-contest after a head clash. Alvarez prepared hard for this fight with the help of his younger brother, Canelo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 08-15-2016

War Margarito! And everyone talking about his eye lol you do realize hes damaged eye did not even damaged this fight it was his normal eye that swolled up.

Comment by LoadedWraps on 08-14-2016

[FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]I missed this incredibly, between BTC gambling and 49ers preseason, but WAR MARGARITO!!!!![/COLOR][/FONT] :headbang:

Comment by Boxfan7819 on 08-14-2016

His eye is damaged he should retire before he ends up like Israel Vasquez

Comment by daggum on 08-14-2016

[QUOTE=Tatabanya;16948685]Margarito is completely shot.[B] Slow as molasses[/B], no punch, [B]gets hit plenty[/B].[/QUOTE] it happens to all slick fighters as they age

Comment by Dean_Razorback on 08-14-2016

[QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;16948546]Please no, take it back[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Red Cyclone;16948366]I was thinking the exact same thing I really hope not, Margarito has not aged too well he might have won this fight but he didn't look that impressive his work-rate has dipped so…

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