By Rafael Soto
Former welterweight champion Antonio Margarito promised to make a statement, and plans to go to war when he steps inside the ring with Carson Jones. Margarito hopes the bout with Jones will bring him to another world championship, because his intention is not only to win, but to do it in a way that is overwhelming.
Margarito (40-8-0, 27 KO's) was very lively at the final press conference in Chihuahua, where he spoke to reporters about the upcoming bout take place on September 2 at the ¨Mueluel Bernardo Aguirres¨ Gym of the Chihuahua capital. And he went face to face with a very motivated Jones (40-11-3, 30 KO's).
The card will be promoted by Zanfer Promotions with the support of the Municipality of Chihuahua, and televised by Azteca.
At the final press conference, a large number of enthusiastic fans gathered in the Plaza de Armas of Chihuahua.
In his most recent match, Margarito defeated Ramón "Inocente" Álvarez by decision. Jones, meanwhile, went to England to knock out undefeated Ben Hall in a battle for the International Silver championship of the WBC at junior middleweight.
The municipal president of Chihuahua said that they expect an attendance of 10 thousand spectators among which more than half, that is to say, more than 5 thousand will obtain their access without cost as part of the commitment of the Municipal Government to provide quality spectacles for all the people of the city.
Also on the card, Canelo's older brother, Ramón "Innocent" Alvarez (24-6-2, 16 KO's) will return for the first time since suffering a two round knockout loss to Omar Chavez back in April.
In the other corner will be Johnny "Vaquero" Navarrete (33-10-1, 15 KO's), a dangerous boxer who has defeated rivals such as Jorge "Maromerito" Paez, Juan Macías Montiel and Jorge Pimentel, and has fought four times in Canada against unbeaten fighters - gaining the recognition of the public and press despite having suffered defeats in controversial decisions.