Its official Antonio Margarito fights May 8!

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; undefeated NABF lightweight champion and top-five contender Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 17 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., defends his title against former interim world champion and fellow top-five contender Urbano Antillion (27-1, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., 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.

The suggested price for the Latin Fury 14 pay-per-view is $39.95.

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  1. EZ E

    MAFIA Both were suspended but.. for totally different reasons. No, it’s not the same. Now, Margo is a big draw ANYWHERE. If you’ve noticed BOTH are being used in the “Pacquiao’s Next Rival” hypemobil. I do believe that at this present time most would prefer Margo but… it all depends on how long the CSAC takes to decide to rule on Margo’s license revocation. As a matter of fact, from what I’ve heard Margo/Arum still HAVEN’T officially filed for license re-instatement in Califas. Why?? Are they waiting out the time a bit, realizing themselves that ONE year might’ve been considered too short, thus avoiding the possibility of waiting another year. I believe they will apply soon, hoping that and 18 month ‘punishment’ will satisfy the CSAC and let him fight.

    By the way… Valero seems to have his own share of problems back home. and IF it’a true, partcially true or whatever… the wife usually drops the charges…. same old story. He’s due for a visa permit at the U.S. embassy soon, which all might depend on how this recent situation is worked out.

  2. MexicanMafia2010

    If valero is landing good fights so can margarito

  3. EZ E

    MAFIA Yeah, that’s what Margo is probably saying. Yeah, he knows that he has to fight or allow his skills to erode due to inactivity. But… at the same time it’s no secret that the only way he will land a mega fight is with the CSAC/other state boxing commisssions blessings. What is probably eating away at margo is the UNCERTAINTY of whether or not they pardon him and “when?” It’s not easy being Margo these days but… it’s not about ‘easy’, it’s about… consequences. It’s all about “you play, you pay”. Right? Que no?? Simon que si!!

  4. MexicanMafia2010

    Fuck the commision they can go to hell

  5. EZ E

    Could this be the first step to U.S reinstatement OR….. will the CSAC and other U.S. commissions consider this a snub on Margo’s part and prolong his licence revocation??