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Margarito To Canelo: I Faced Better, Never Turned From Anyone

By Miguel Rivera

Former world welterweight champion Antonio Margarito has shaken off some recent comments which reportedly came from two-division world champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Margarito is scheduled to face Canelo's older brother, Ramon 'Inocente' Alvarez, on August 13 at the Convention Center Rosarito in Baja California, Mexico with Azteca 7, La Casa del Boxeo, handling the television. Zanfer Promotions President Fernando Beltran confirmed the fight details a few weeks ago.

The contest will take place at the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds over a ten round distance. The Convention Center has a capacity for 8,000 fans.

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Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) returns after a thrilling win over Jorge Paez Jr. He was forced to get off the floor to fight his way to a unanimous ten round decision at Arena Mexico City on March 5 after a retirement from boxing of almost 5 years. Margarito is training in San Diego for the fight.

"I felt a little rusty before the Paez fight after being out for so long, but now we're on pace. I like the fight against Ramon Alvarez and the styles will provide an exciting fight for the fans," Margarito said.

Alvarez (23-4-2, 15 KOs), a fan favorite in Mexico, is coming off an impressive streak of 10 wins including dominating decision over Omar Chavez, the younger brother of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

In a few interviews, Margarito promised to knock off Ramon and get his hands on younger sibling Canelo.

According to Margarito, Canelo made a few comments about him to the Mexican press. Margarito replied back.

"I heard the other day that Canelo was saying that I'm thinking too far ahead, that I'm still far away from being able to fight with him. But he has to remember that I was already in that position [that Canelo is in] - and I faced better opponents and I didn't turn away from anyone. He said that I should first focus on beating his brother and I'm doing that, but my objective are the big fights and if it won't be him then someone else," Margarito told ESPN Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by clmags12 on 07-21-2016

[QUOTE=therealpugilist;16885265]yea he ducked Magarito....even though he fought and defeated better fighters than Margarito and fighters margarito got his azz handed to himself by (Cotto, Mosley, Pac dlh, canelo,) :smashfrea people cant go a day without bringing this guy up in…

Comment by FrankieClutch on 07-21-2016

I really hope this fight doesn't happen

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 07-21-2016

Broner gets more respect from his fellow fighter than Canelo does.

Comment by IMDAZED on 07-21-2016

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;16885300]That just tells me you don't know what you're talking about. Have you even seen him fight above 154 during his prime years? You should go see the Santos rematch. He was giving it to someone that outweigh him 10…

Comment by LoadedWraps on 07-21-2016

[QUOTE=New England;16885452]he does fight at MW... hasnt' been at JMW since the mayweather fight at 152, where he looked like a legit dead man and had to sit on a chair at the weigh in. i'm willing to bet that…

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