Antonio Margarito hasn’t won a meaningful fight since he put to together a remarkable (comeback)? against Miguel Cotto in July of 2008, 9 years ago! That is a fight that will forever have an asterisk near it. In his next fight, Brother Naazim found the infamous blocks in his wraps prior to the Mosley fight. In which the 38-year old Sugar Shane went out there and absolutely took apart and annihilated the highly favored Mexican Champion who lost every moment of every round. Margarito lost every round to Pacquiao and lost every round of the rematch to Cotto. Ironically Margarito has never really won a single round in a world class fight against a world class opponent since his highly questionable fight with Cotto. Which includes the rematch with Cotto. When the doctor advised referee Steve Smoger to stop the fight, who in turn waived off the fight to the dismay of Margarito and trainer Robert Garcia. Miguel Cotto walked away with arms raised it was one of the feel good moments in boxing history. Let’s not fool ourselves, there’s a reason why Margarito keeps making headlines. He’s the perfect villain, he probably deserved to be in prison for loading his gloves. He certainly doesn’t deserve to ever fight again but he earned $2.5 million for the Cotto rematch and possibly as much as $5 million for the Pac fight. There’s a reason for this. He’s entertaining. He throws a zillion punches, can knock people out, does not stop coming forward and can take a beating.
Margarito is scheduled to take on Carson Jones on September 2nd. For some reason, a despicable criminal of a human being and a journey man fighter has caught our attention why? Carson Jones is a respectable fighter, but I bet you can’t name any of his last three opponents without pulling out his Boxrec.
If Margarito gets past Jones on September 2nd in Chihuahua, Mexico. something is in the making. An all Mexican Civil War that will bridge two generations. A Margarito-Canelo one-sided slug fest between.
After he gets bravely demolished by his far superior countryman. The Tijuana Tornado may still get decent paydays against the likes of say, Alfredo Angulo or James Kirkland or Glenn Tapaia or any of the other hard nosed hard hitting monsters at 154lbs.