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Margarito returns to the ring May 8

Margarito returns to the ring May 8

05/18/2010

THE "TIJUANA TORNADO" RETURNS

ON CINCO DE MAYO WEEKEND!

ANTONIO MARGARITO RETURNS TO THE RING

HEADLINING "LATIN FURY 14"

SATURDAY, MAY 8, LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW

            LAS VEGAS, NEV. (April 6, 2010) - Three-time world welterweight champion ANTONIO MARGARITO will make his 2010 debut during Cinco de Mayo weekend, in a 10-round super welterweight rumble, against Texas toughman ROBERTO "La Amenaza" GARCIA, headlining Latin Fury 14.  Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, the four-bout Latin Fury 14 will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View, on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from Aguascalientes, Mexico, which will be celebrating the San Marcos Fair.

            The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super featherweight champion Jorge Solis (38-2-2), of Guadalajara, Mexico, defending his title against top-10 contender and one-time world title challenger Mario Santiago (21-2-1, 14 KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and the pay-per-view debut of flyweight sensation Alfonso López (3-0, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, the son of legendary world champion and Mexican icon Ricardo López.     

            Margarito (37-6, 27 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, captured his first world title in 2002, winning the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title with a tenth-round TKO of Antonio Diaz.  He reigned as WBO champion for five years, successfully defending his title seven times - five by knockout - including victories over world champions Kermit Cintron, Andrew Lewis and Joshua Clottey.  After losing the title to Paul Williams in 2007, Margarito dethroned International (IBF) welterweight champion Cintron in a rematch, knocking him out in their 2008 fight.  Margarito claimed his third welterweight title when he stopped undefeated WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in the eleventh round of their July 2008 battle, arguably the fight of the year.

            Garcia (28-2, 21 KOs), a native of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico who fights out of Weslaco, Texas, enters this fight riding a five-year, 14-bout unbeaten streak.  Garcia possesses impressive power in both fists, where 75% of his victories have come by way of knockout and many of those stoppages produced by devastating body shots. During his impressive streak, Garcia has captured the Caribbean Boxing Federation interim welterweight title and the Texas welterweight title.

Aguascalientes organizes the largest festival held in Mexico, the San Marcos Fair, which takes place from the middle of April to the beginning of May. The celebration was held originally in the San Marcos church neighborhood, and its magnificent neoclassical garden; since then, it has greatly expanded to cover a huge area of exposition spaces, bullrings, nightclubs, theaters, performance stages, theme park, hotels, convention centers, and other attractions. It attracts almost 7 million visitors to Aguascalientes every year.

 

Latin Fury 14 - May 8, 2010
Latin Fury 14 Round Up | Download Results


Antonio Margarito vs Roberto Garcia
Urbano Antillon vs Brandon Rios (replaced by Rene Gonzalez due to injury)
Jorge Solis vs
Mario Santiago

Articles:
Margarito at Home in Aguascalientes
Manny vs Margarito?
Exclusive Video: In Defense of Margarito
Who's Freddie Roach's New Fighter?
Stakes is High: Antillon vs Rios
Margarito Unfiltered: I'm a Clean Fighter
Margarito Unfiltered: We are Ready
Margarito Unfiltered: He is Happy with Me
Margarito Unfiltered: I Feel Very Strong
Margarito Unfiltered: Whom Does He Want Next
Rios-Antillon Bout Cancelled
Replacement for Injured Rios Announced for Latin Fury 14 Card
I promise Margartio is going to get his ass kicked...
Hammer Time: Garcia KOs San Marcos Fair Strength Machine
Margarito to Garcia: Enjoy Your Five Minutes of Fame
Roach: We Have to Work the Body Early and Break Margarito Down
Fighting Words from the Latin Fury 14 Weigh-Ins
Round Up: Margarito Dominates Garcia

Videos:
30 second promotional video
Latin Fury 14 Pre-Fight Show
Latin Fury 14 Fight Highlights
Garcia on Family Tragedy
Garcia Interview - Spanish version
Garcia at Latin Fury Press Conference

Rios at Latin Fury Press Conference
Eric Brown Interview (Garcia's Trainer)
Margarito at Latin Fury Press Conference
Margarito Interview - ESP
Margarito Training Video
Roach talks about Garcia
Arum on Margarito's Return
Latin Fury 14 Press Conference - Photo Segment

Photo Gallery:
Latin Fury 14 Fight Announcement Press Conference
Margarito vs Garcia Arrivals and Training
Margarito vs Garcia Press Conference in Mexico
Latin Fury Weigh-Ins
Latin Fury 14 Fight Night Pics

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