Margarito Realizes That More Work is Required, Vows To Improve

By Miguel Rivera

This past Saturday night at Centro De Convenciones in Rosarito, Baja California -  former world champion Antonio Margarito (40-8, 27 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Ramon Alvarez (23-5-2, 15 KOs), the older brother of Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alavrez, to capture the WBO Continental super welterweight championship. The scores were 95-94 Alvarez, and 97-92, 97-92 for Margarito. 

After the fight, Margarito called for a fight with Canelo, was sitting at ringside in support of his brother and he also helped his older sibling prepare for the contest.

Canelo is training for a world title fight on September 17th, when he challenges WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


This was Margarito's second fight since breaking his retirement in March, when he won a ten round decision over Jorge Paez Jr. In that contest Margarito was knocked down and seemed to be seriously hurt. He survived that near disaster to pull off the win. Prior to the March bout, Margarito retired in December 2011 after getting stopped in his rematch with Miguel Cotto.

"I need to talk to the promoter and with my team [on what I will do next], but if I were offered a championship fight I would grab it. Because can you imagine what they would say if I win a world title after not fighting for more than four and a half years. I will fight again and I'll be better," Margarito told ESPN Deportes/

"There are many names, there are many fighters with whom I would be interesting to face and get paid, even if they are not world title fights. I know right now I'm not 100%, but with a stronger preparation I'll be close. I already felt better in this fight."

"I repeat, if I get a big fight I will grab, because I felt better in this fight, much better than in the first. One more fight and I'll be fine. I can make good fights, and I'll be ready when they tell me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-17-2016

[QUOTE=PittyPat;16957381]But dude... he [i]is[/i] Jesus! [img][/img][/QUOTE] LMMFAO, I'm dying! :rofl:

Comment by Fangedgrowl on 08-17-2016

[QUOTE=PittyPat;16957381]But dude... he [i]is[/i] Jesus! [img][/img][/QUOTE] How about Margarito vs. Mayorga, Angulo, and Kirkland in his next three fights. All out war in all of them and all are kind of limited.

Comment by PittyPat on 08-17-2016

[QUOTE=r1onnie2;16957306]Man Margarito needs more than just some work, he needs Jesus![/QUOTE] But dude... he [i]is[/i] Jesus! [img][/img]

Comment by Eff Pandas on 08-17-2016

How many guys with the experience & time in the game as Margarito has are improving? Not many. You are who you are at 38(?) years old. This is just a response to help continue the possibility of Margarito getting…

Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-17-2016

Man Margarito needs more than just some work, he needs Jesus!

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