"El Tornado de Tijuana"
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- Born: March 18, 1978
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- Age: 45
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- Stance: Orthodox
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- Nationality: Mexican-American
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Antonio Margarito, a former professional boxer, was born on March 18th, 1978, in Tijuana, Mexico. He became a professional boxer in 1994, at the age of 15, and had an illustrious career spanning over 23 years, from 1994 to 2017. During his professional career, he defeated many reputable boxers and won three world titles at welterweight.
Margarito had a total of 50 fights during his career, out of which he won 41, lost 8, and had no draws or contests. Twenty-seven of his wins came by knockout, and he suffered two losses via knockout himself. His career highlights are memorable and are a testament to his boxing prowess.
One of his best bouts was on March 16th, 2002, against Antonio Díaz when he won the WBO (vacant) welterweight title by defeating Diaz via 10th round TKO. This victory marked the start of his journey towards becoming a renowned welterweight champion.
In 2005, Margarito successfully defended the WBO welterweight title against Kermit Cintrón, winning the fight via 5th round TKO. Then, in 2008, he won the IBF welterweight title from Kermit Cintrón, defeating him again with a 6th round KO victory.
Margarito's monumental win came on July 26th, 2008, when he became the WBA welterweight champion after defeating the then relatively young Miguel Cotto in a fight that didn't disappoint. The two fighters went head to head, and while Cotto gave Margarito a tough fight, he eventually won in the 11th round via TKO. This victory marked the peak of Margarito's career, and it further cemented his status as a top-tier fighter.
However, Margarito's career wasn't without its share of challenges. He lost to Manny Pacquiao, one of the best fighters of his time. The fight occurred on November 13th, 2010, and it was for the WBC (vacant) super-welterweight title. Margarito lost the match via a 12 round unanimous decision, and it remains one of his most infamous matches. Despite the defeat, Margarito had nothing but respect and admiration for Pacquiao.
Margarito's career summary is fascinating, and it showcases his talent and skills as a professional fighter. In his debut fight against Jose Trujillo, at the age of 15, he achieved a unanimous decision win. He went on to win four more consecutive fights, three of which came by stoppage. He had his first title fight in 2002 against Antonio Diaz, in which he won the WBO welterweight title.
Throughout his career, Antonio Margarito fought some of the best fighters around, and he made a name for himself as a formidable opponent. Some of his opponents include Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto, Kermit Cintrón, David Kamau, Sergio Martínez, Joshua Clottey, and Ramón Álvarez. These matches were not only challenging, but they also helped create some of the most unforgettable boxing moments in recent history.
Margarito's performance in his career speaks to a level of expertise that few professional boxers achieve. He won three world titles at welterweight, and he also defended those titles seven times. Margarito's performance in title fights was impressive, as he won eight of those via KO victories.
However, Margarito's career also came with some defeats. He lost a total of eight fights, with five of those losses occurring in title bouts and three in non-title bouts. His first loss came against Victor Lozoya in 1994 via 6 round PTS. Margarito was stopped via KO twice and recorded six losses via decision.
Antonio Margarito retired from professional boxing in 2017. His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Carson Jones on September 2nd, 2017. Margarito won the fight via 7th round technical-decision, and it marked the end of an era.
Antonio Margarito's career highlights and lows can be summed up by his fight records. With a total of 50 fights, 41 victories, and 27 of those victories achieved through knockouts, Margarito is a boxer that will forever remain engraved in boxing's history. He successfully won three world titles, defended those titles seven times, and won eight of his title fights via knockout victories. While his record also shows that he suffered eight losses, with six occurring via decision, there is no denying that Margarito's performance in the ring was nothing short of outstanding.
Antonio Margarito remains a revered figure in the boxing community, and his contribution to the sport will always be remembered. His accomplishments and achievements within the boxing world speak to his expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness as a professional fighter. His legendary bouts and victories will continue to ignite boxing enthusiasts for years to come.
Antonio Margarito Fight Record
|50||Sep 2, 2017||39||Carson Jones||Win||TD|
|49||Aug 13, 2016||38||Ramón Álvarez||Win||SD|
|48||Mar 5, 2016||37||Jorge Páez Jr.||Win||UD|
|47||Dec 3, 2011||33||Miguel Cotto||Loss||RTD9|
|46||Nov 13, 2010||32||Manny Pacquiao||Loss||UD|
|45||May 8, 2010||32||Roberto García||Win||UD|
|44||Jan 24, 2009||30||Shane Mosley||Loss||TKO9|
|43||Jul 26, 2008||30||Miguel Cotto||Win||TKO11|
|42||Apr 12, 2008||30||Kermit Cintrón||Win||KO6|
|41||Nov 10, 2007||29||Golden Johnson||Win||TKO1|
|40||Jul 14, 2007||29||Paul Williams||Loss||UD|
|39||Dec 2, 2006||28||Joshua Clottey||Win||UD|
|38||Feb 18, 2006||27||Jaime Manuel Gómez||Win||TKO1|
|37||Apr 23, 2005||27||Kermit Cintrón||Win||TKO5|
|36||Feb 18, 2005||26||Sebastián Luján||Win||TKO10|
|35||Sep 11, 2004||26||Daniel Santos||Loss||TD|
|34||Jan 31, 2004||25||Hercules Kyvelos||Win||TKO2|
|33||Oct 17, 2003||25||Maurice Brantley||Win||TKO2|
|32||Feb 8, 2003||24||Andrew Lewis||Win||TKO2|
|31||Oct 12, 2002||24||Danny Perez Ramírez||Win||UD|
|30||Mar 16, 2002||23||Antonio Díaz||Win||TKO10|
|29||Jul 21, 2001||23||Daniel Santos||NC||NC|
|28||Mar 30, 2001||23||Robert West||Win||KO1|
|27||Dec 10, 2000||22||Frankie Randall||Win||RTD4|
|26||Sep 17, 2000||22||José Luis Benítez||Win||TKO1|
|25||Jun 16, 2000||22||David Kamau||Win||TKO2|
|24||Feb 19, 2000||21||Sergio Martínez||Win||TKO7|
|23||Dec 15, 1999||21||Efrain Munoz||Win||KO2|
|22||Oct 23, 1999||21||Buck Smith||Win||TKO5|
|21||Jun 12, 1999||21||Danny Perez||Win||SD|
|20||Jun 7, 1999||21||Daniel Mendez||Win||KO3|
|19||Dec 4, 1998||20||Reyes Estrada||Win||KO2|
|18||Jun 27, 1998||20||Javier Francisco Mendez||Win||KO10|
|17||Apr 24, 1998||20||Miguel González||Win||UD|
|16||Nov 29, 1997||19||Cesar Valdez||Win||TKO5|
|15||Jun 26, 1997||19||Horatio Garcia||Win||UD|
|14||Dec 2, 1996||18||Juan Soberanes||Win||UD|
|13||Oct 14, 1996||18||Alfred Ankamah||Win||KO4|
|12||Jun 28, 1996||18||Rodney Jones||Loss||UD|
|11||Apr 18, 1996||18||Juan Yoani Cervantes||Win||KO4|
|10||Feb 26, 1996||17||Larry Dixon||Loss||UD|
|9||Sep 10, 1995||17||Antonio Ojeda||Win||KO4|
|8||Mar 18, 1995||17||Carlos Palafox||Win||PTS|
|7||Jan 26, 1995||16||Efrain Munoz||Win||PTS|
|6||Oct 17, 1994||16||Victor Lozoya||Loss||PTS|
|5||Aug 5, 1994||16||Francisco Lopez||Win||TKO3|
|4||Jun 27, 1994||16||Cesar Roland||Win||KO1|
|3||Apr 25, 1994||16||Victor Angulo||Win||TKO4|
|2||Jan 21, 1994||15||Gilberto Plata||Win||UD|
|1||Jan 14, 1994||15||Jose Trujillo||Win||UD|