Canelo: Margarito Fight Will NEVER Happen, He Should Retire

By Francisco Salazar

Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27KOs) would like an opportunity to fight Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (47-1-1, 33KOs).

According to Alvarez, that will not happen. Ever.

While it is a fight that would be realistically difficult to sell to the boxing fan, a clash between Alvarez and Margarito was brought up after Margarito dropped Ramon Alvarez in route to a 10 round split decision victory in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico on August 13.


Alvarez, who sat ringside for the fight, is the younger brother of Ramon Alvarez.

Margarito has won his last two fights since his four-year hiatus from the ring. Margarito has had numerous surgeries to repair damage to his right eye and orbital bone that occurred in his bouts against Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto.

Alvarez is not interested in a fight with Margarito.

"That will never happen," said Alvarez in a sit-down interview from his training camp in San Diego that aired Saturday night on beIN Sports en Espanol. "My advice to Margarito is to leave the sport. He accomplished a lot in boxing."

"I believe he should leave the sport, not for him but for his family. It's dangerous. He's risking his life in this sport. It's not a game. It's very dangerous. He needs to (retire) for his family."

Alvarez has his sights set on his September 17 clash against Liam Smith at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Smith will be defending his WBO junior middleweight title.

No word yet on when Margarito would return to the ring.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for since September of 2012 and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. Francisco also covers boxing for the Ventura County (Calif.) Star newspaper, RingTV, and Knockout Nation. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter at FSalazarBoxing

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Raggamuffin on 08-27-2016

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;16983611][IMG][/IMG][/QUOTE] First he ducks Golovkin and then ducks Margarito. Ducks Margarito? [url][/url]

Comment by Mr. EBT 97K on 08-27-2016

Margarito is back!!!!! Motherfahkers are already ducking him! LOL. Not surprised. :boxing:

Comment by LoadedWraps on 08-27-2016

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;16978729][B]Ive been following the sport longer than you've probably been alive. No disrespect.[/B] Margarito is washed up and nah, I wouldn't want to be the guy who fractured his eye socket permanently no matter who cleared him. Look at his…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;16978723][FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]He actually has gotten evaded several times in his career, are you new to boxing? He is a stylistic nightmare for anyone who can't deal with his workrate and can't make him respect their power. If someone is actually worried…

Comment by ThatDude44 on 08-25-2016

Glad he put that to rest.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (44)
Top Headlines Pacquiao: Me and Mayweather Have Unfinished Business! Encarnacion, Michael Rivera, Starling Castillo Ink With Sampson Photos: Jacobs, Andrade, Haney Training Hard at SNAC Facility Roman Gonzalez Returns Home, Open To Fighting Again in 2018 British Title News: Welborn vs. Heffron, Iqbal-Camacho, More Cem Kilic vs. DeAndre Ware Will Open ShoBox Card on Sept. 28 Michael Dutchover Learning On The Job From Danny Roman Juanma Joins Team of Jayson Velez, Hits Back at Orlando Cruz Antonio Orozco To Remain at 140, May Return in February Malignaggi: McGregor Should've Retired, Khabib Makes Him Quit! Billy Joe Saunders Handed Misconduct Charge By The BBBoC Yvan Mendy Will Go For The Knockout Against Luke Campbell Anthony Joshua: I Wanted To Show I Can Box Against Parker Golovkin Will Likely Rest, Evaluate Options For 2019 Arum: Spence Doesn't Want Crawford; We're Ready When He Is Canelo vs. Golovkin: CompuBox Stat Analysis of Both Fights Hearn: Povetkin Had Loads of PED Tests For Joshua Fight Darren Reay, Chad Ellis Added To Ritson-Pianeta Newcastle Card Photos: Matty Askin Putting in Work For Lawrence Okolie Clash Povetkin: Joshua is a Bigger Challenge Than 'Prime' Klitschko Petch CP Freshmart Looking to Improve to 48-0 on Friday Saunders: Canelo Win Was NO Robbery, Can't Really Cry Over It Leonard vs. Hearns, and 30 Years of Living The Dream Arum Shreds Canelo-GGG PPV: Time For HBO To Leave Boxing! Boxer Who Trained At Mayweather Gym Shot to Death Near Vegas Kovalev-Alvarez Rematch Could Head to Cowboys' Facility 2/2 De La Hoya Fires Back at Critics of Canelo's Win Over Golovkin Lara Ready To Go To 160: I Want Golovkin or Canelo Next! Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Miguel Roman - Go Face To Face Teofimo Lopez is Cleared for December 8th Return Mikey Garcia vs. Richard Commey Purse Bid on September 25 News: Mario Hernandez, Brandon Robinson, Danny Gonzalez Romero Duno Hopes To Secure Ryan Garcia or Jorge Linares David Lemieux 'Extremely Interested' In Fighting Canelo Next Andre Ward: Canelo Won Clearly, He Broke Golovkin Anthony Joshua: It's A Lot Of Pressure; I Can't Afford to Lose Skeete Vacates British Title, Corcoran and Garton To Contest Eddie Hearn Talks Mayweather-Pacquiao, Khan, Whyte, More Anthony Crolla vs. Daud Yordan Likely For Bellew-Usyk James DeGale To Return on Ortiz vs. Molina Card

Latest Active Forum Threads