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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.

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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 Boxingscene.com 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]http://replygif.net/i/1580.gif[/IMG][/QUOTE] First he ducks Golovkin and then ducks Margarito. Ducks Margarito? [url]http://www1.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/2006+TCA+Tour+Day+2+hfV48oa3yUPl.jpg[/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.

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