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May 23, 2014 – Leading up to the most anticipated fight of 2014 between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez – set for Saturday, June 7 and presented live by HBO Pay-Per-View® – HBO Sports will present the exclusive replay of two riveting showdowns that highlight the remarkable skill and will of these competitors. On Friday, May 30 at 11:15 p.m. ... Read More »

Antonio Margarito denies rumors of a possible return to the ring or financial emas problems

A Press Conference was held at the Casino De Sol Resort Hotel with three-time welterweight world champion Antonio Margarito Vs Abel Perry.

LOS ANGELES, CA.-Surprised by several recent articles announcing a return to boxing course due to financial problems, former heavyweight boxing champion, Antonio Margarito has been reported that there is absolutely no truth about a possible return, or who suffers from difficulties industry due to their divorce.   The Mexican fighter has been out of the ring since 2011, after losing ... Read More »

Cintron Has 147 Good Reasons Not to Give Up


Kermit Cintron won a world title at welterweight. Take away two suspicious losses to the disgraced cheater Antonio Margarito and he’s never lost as a welterweight. He has almost insurmountable physical gifts of height and superior strength as a welterweight. And so, after losing three of four in a disastrous 18-month stretch, what’s he going to do to get his ... Read More »

Portrait of 2012’s most excellent week, part 1


The moment Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez took Filipino Manny Pacquiao’s consciousness with a right cross on Dec. 8 brought a series of instants affecting as can be experienced in professional sport. One of those instants brought a deep, royal blue sense of Marquez’s vindication, reminiscent in its way of Antonio Margarito’s victory over Miguel Cotto at MGM Grand in 2008. ... Read More »

Perry frustrated with Margarito’s untimely Retirement

Big Bear Lake, CA (June 11, 2012) – When junior middleweight Abel “Truth Serum” Perry received word that he’d be facing Antonio Margarito May 26, the Colorado City native was confident that a victory over the former three-time welterweight champion would lead to the kind of opportunity he’s dreamed of since day one. With many ups and downs during his ... Read More »

Margarito retires


LAS VEGAS — Antonio Margarito is retiring. Margarito announced the decision Thursday on his Facebook page. “After much thought and extended conversations with my family and team, we have all agreed that the time to hang up my gloves and begin a new chapter in life has arrived,’’ Margarito wrote in a nine-paragraph statement. “I always told my family and ... Read More »

Margarito watches and waits as his brother-in law wins on a card full of blood, guts and controversy


TUCSON – There was no comeback from Antonio Margarito. That will have to wait. But there was a split decision, a couple of split lips, controversy and a tentative comeback from a leading prospect whose fight with fragile hands continues. Margarito could only watch Saturday night, first from a seat and then from a corner behind trainer Roberto Garcia at ... Read More »

Margarito’s comeback postponed to July 7 because of a foot injury


Antonio Margarito’s comeback against Abel Perry of Colorado Springs has been postponed from May 26 to July 7 at Casino Del Sol in Tucson because of a foot injury sustained Thursday while training in Tijuana, Gerry Truax of Showdown Promotions said. Truax said Margarito hurt an Achilles tendon. Physicians told the three-time former welterweight champion to rest the tendon for ... Read More »

Margarito says he’d make a better fight with Chavez than Martinez would

TUCSON – Antonio Margarito said Monday that a fight between him and fellow Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would be more exciting than a speculated bout between Chavez and Argentina’s Sergio Martinez for the middleweight title. “Between two Mexicans, I think it would be better,’’ Margarito said after his bout against Abel Perry on May 26 at Casino del Sol ... Read More »

Margarito has a formal agreement to fight in Tucson on May 26


Antonio Margarito’s management has an agreement for the former welterweight champion to fight on May 26 at Casino del Sol in Tucson, Gerry Truax of Showdown Promotions said Wednesday. Talks with Casino del Sol have been underway since March 23 when 15 Rounds first reported the possibility of a Margarito fight in southern Arizona in his first bout since a ... Read More »

Margarito fighting to stay in line for Chavez if Jr. doesn’t fight Martinez


Staying in line means staying busy and that’s all Antonio Margarito can do in a dogged, controversial pursuit of another big payday. Margarito told in Tucson last week that he wants to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in September. But speculation, fueled by Bob Arum’s comments to has Chavez fighting Sergio Martinez instead. Nobody has to tell Margarito ... Read More »

Talks heat up for a Margarito fight in Arizona in May or June


TUCSON, Ariz. – Talks are underway for Antonio Margarito to fight in Arizona in May or June, Margarito and his manager, Sergio Diaz, said Friday. “We’re talking about May 26,’’ Margarito said through an interpreter after his brother-in-law, super-flyweight Hanzel Martinez, threw a powerful right hand for a first-round stoppage of Jose Miguel Tamayo at Casino Del Sol. Margarito manager ... Read More »

Margarito promises to fight on, but says he would retire if he lost to Chavez Jr.


TUCSON — The long hair and large dark glasses were there. They identify Antonio Margarito wherever he goes these days. On Wednesday, he was in Tucson at a Casino Del Sol news conference for a March 23 ShoBox card promoted by his company, Showdown, and Top Rank. That hair and those glasses almost have become a costume in Margarito’s role ... Read More »

Cotto and Margarito, and a treatment of semi-satisfaction


The narrative of Cotto-Margarito II will say Miguel Cotto, inspired by tens of thousands of his countrymen within Madison Square Garden, gained a richly satisfying vengeance on Mexican Antonio Margarito in 2011, confirming everything he believed about Margarito’s criminality in their 2008 match and restoring Puerto Rican pride across the land. Ah, sweet revenge. That narrative will have plenty of ... Read More »

Cotto Exacts Revenge, Stops Margarito in Ten!

It took him eight professional years to finally get the ‘fight’ that would have defined his career. And it took him three more years to finally get the win he desperately needed. Scoring the sweetest victory of his storied boxing career, Miguel Cotto can finally say that he defeated Antonio Margarito. For the Tijuana native himself, there was a chance ... Read More »

Cotto – Margarito II weigh in Photo Gallery

Miguel_Cotto Claudia Bocanegra was scale-side for the weigh in for Saturday night’s showdown between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. SEN. LUGAR SPEAKS ON RESOURCING STABILITY OPERATIONS, RECONSTRUCTION AT NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY US Fed News Service, Including US State News March 23, 2006 Sen. Richard G. Lugar, R-Ind., made the following speech: Following is today’s speech by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ... Read More »

Weigh in Drama as Scales beat Rios and loses WBA Belt

At todays’s weigh in for the big rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, WBA Lightweight champion Brandon Rios was about a pound and a half over the mandated 135 pound limit and was forced to relinquish his belt. His opponent John Murray can beome champion with a victory over Rios on Saturday night’s mega card at Madison square Garden. ... Read More »

Cotto – Margarito II undercard Press Conference Photo Gallery Photographer Claudia Bocanegra was on hand at BB King’s in New York City to capture the images of the press conference for the much anticipated undercard for Saturday night’s Pay Per View undercard that will Feature Brandon Rios taking on John Murray; Mike Jones and Sebastian Lujan and the rematch betwwen Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez plus Mike Lee ... Read More »

Cotto – Margarito II Final Press Conference Photo Gallery

Ace Photographer Claudia Bocanegra was on had at New York’a Madison Square Garden where bitter rivals Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito met the media for the final time before their much anticipated rematch that will take place this Saturday night at MSG and on Pay Per View Read More »

MARGARITO/RODRIGUEZ/WOLAK WORKOUT PHOTO GALLERY Claudia Bocanegra was on hand an the Kingsway Gym in New York City for a workout that featured Antonio Margarito; Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak who will be in action this Saturday night on the big Pay Per View card from Madison Square Garden Read More »


Undefeated Welterweight Mike Jones talks to Marc Abrams about his December 3rd showdown with Sebastian Lujan as part of the Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito II undercard Read More »

Margarito-Cotto II: Revenge served cold

Saturday’s rematch between Mexican Antonio Margarito and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto is about revenge. It is not about establishing primacy at the kooky catchweight of 153 pounds or resolving some residual doubt from their first encounter. It is about satisfying the bloodlust Puerto Ricans feel because of the ruin Margarito brought to their guy’s career in 2008. Once you admit ... Read More »

Q & A with Seanie Monaghan

Undefeated Light Heavyweight Seanie Monaghan returns to action on December 3rd as part of the big Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito rematch undercard. Monaghan (10-0, 7 KO’s) has become one of the most popular prospects in New York and will be stepping up the competition. Seanie, tell the fans out there a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? ... Read More »

Spreading the news: All the right moves sell Cotto-Margarito II in a New York second

Brinksmanship equaled salesmanship in Bob Arum’s extraordinary fight to keep the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito rematch on Dec. 3 in New York. Arum pushed all the right buttons, created all of the available leverage, in moves that figure to multiply the pay-per-view rewards in a way that traditional promoting could not have. Even a conference call, usually ho-hum, now looks like ... Read More »

Margarito gets License approved; Fight clear for December 3rd in New York

Dan Rafael of reports that Antonio Margarito has been approved for his boxing License and will take on Miguel Cotto on December 3rd in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Margarito was originally denied a license after it was revealed his eye was not cleared by the omission after surgery for a cataract. The figures to be a lot of ... Read More »

MSG still in picture for Cotto – Margarito II; Margarito must see New York doctor

Dan Rafael of is reporting that after Friday’s special license hearing for Antonio Margarito, that Margarito must see a New York State approved doctor to see if he can be licensed due to an eye injury sustained in his loss to Manny Pacquiao last November. Earlier in the week it was rumored that the show would be moved out ... Read More »


CATSKILLS, NEW YORK (November 10, 2011)-With just under a month before the biggest fight in his career, Joe DeGuardia is happy to report that Star Boxing’s Delvin Rodriguez is right on schedule with his preparation for his much anticipated rematch with Pawel Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KO’s) which is part of the Miguel Cotto – Antonio Margarito HBO Pay Per View ... Read More »


Philadelphia, PA—Undefeated welterweight contender Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, who faces two-time world title challenger Sebastian Lujan, of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, in an IBF world title eliminator on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito card on Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden, feels that this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight will end in a knockout. “I think somebody’s going to ... Read More »