By Miguel Rivera
Former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) has confirmed that he is waiting to receive confirmation of an opponent, and venue, for a planned return on April 1 - which is tentative for Monterrey, Mexico.
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.
Margarito has already started training, but he's staying away from doing any sparring until the opponent has been confirmed and the venue is set down.
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.
Zanfer Promotions had a meeting on Margarito's return and the Mexican veteran is waiting to receive word.
The "Tijuana Tornado" is excited about his scheduled return and hopes to get everything wrapped up in the next seven days.
"I'm waiting for confirmation. I'm just waiting for Juan Carlos Torres of Zanfer to tell me what we're going to do, I've been training. I have not spared because there is nothing guaranteed but once they do confirm things - we'll put the accelerator on being at one hundred percent," said Margarito to ESPN Deportes.
Margarito was planning to have a big fight at the end of 2016, but it never came about. While he hopes to land a major clash with Ramon's younger brother, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - 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 or Erislandy Lara.