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Antonio Margarito Ring Return is Targeted For April 1

By Miguel Rivera

According to multiple sources in Mexico, the next ring return for former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) is being planned for April 1 in Monterrey.

In August, Margarito won a ten round split decision over Ramon Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs), the older brother of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, to capture the WBO Continental super welterweight championship. The scores were 95-94 Alvarez, and 97-92, 97-92 for Margarito.

Canelo was ringside in support of his brother and he also helped his older sibling prepare for the contest. Margarito is hoping to get Canelo (48-1-1, 34KOs), the WBO world champion at 154-pounds, in the ring at some point this year.

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He will have to wait in Canelo for a while, as the Mexican superstar has big plans for the next twelve months. He is already booked to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and then he may fight Gennady Golovkin in September, and mulls the idea of a rematch with Miguel Cotto to close our the fight.

The fight with Alvarez was Margarito's second fight since breaking his retirement in March, when he won a ten round decision over Jorge Paez Jr. Prior to the March bout, Margarito retired in December 2011 after getting stopped in his rematch with Miguel Cotto.

Margarito was planning to have a big fight at the end of 2016, but it never came about. While he hopes to land Canelo,if that fight doesn't happen he's willing to face any top opponent at 154-pounds including any of the world champions like Jermell Charlo, Jermall Charlo or Erislandy Lara.

"Personally I am willing to make a fight with the best there is. If Canelo is willing, then there is no problem because so am I - but if not there are also several other quality fighters, there are other world champions," Margarito said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TOBYLEE1 on 02-12-2017

How appropriate, Margarito fighting on April's fool day

Comment by KeyboardWarrior on 02-12-2017

Margarito VS Mayorga would have been a great fight

Comment by daggum on 02-12-2017

canelo ducked margarito to fight liam smith. sad. baby. nasty woman.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 02-12-2017

''Margarito was planning to have a big fight at the end of 2016, but it never came about.'' smdh..........what in the fnck in his immediate past gave him the idea a big fight was in his future ?!?!?!?!? he was…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 02-12-2017

of course its going to be april 1 :lol1:

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