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Antonio Margarito Net Worth

Antonio Margarito Net Worth. Antonio Margarito Montiel (born March 18, 1978) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer who competed between 1994 and 2017. He held multiple welterweight world championships, including the WBO title from 2002 to 2007, the IBF title in 2008, and the WBA (Super) title from 2008 to 2009. He also challenged three times for a light middleweight world title between 2004 and 2011. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana (“The Tijuana Tornado”), Margarito was known for his aggressive pressure fighting style and exceptionally durable chin.

In 2009, just before his fight with Shane Mosley, Margarito was involved in an incident where he was caught with illegal hand wraps containing gypsum (calcium sulfate) which, when combined with moisture, forms plaster of Paris. His signature stoppage victory over Miguel Cotto in 2008 was subsequently called into question. Following consecutive losses to Manny Pacquiao (a fight in which Margarito sustained career-changing eye damage) and a rematch against Cotto, Margarito retired from boxing in 2012 but returned for three more fights between 2016 and 2017.

What is Antonio Margarito’s Net Worth?

Net Worth: $15 Million

Date of Birth: Mar 18, 1978 (45 years old)

Place of Birth: Torrance

Gender: Male

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer

Nationality: Mexico

Antonio Margarito is a Mexican-American retired professional boxer who has a net worth of $15 million. Antonio Margarito competed for several boxing organizations between 1994 and 2017, including the WBO, IBF, and WBA. He held a number of welterweight world championships during his career, and also challenged a few times for the light middleweight world title. In 2009, Margarito was caught using illegal hand wraps containing calcium sulfate, a revelation that called into question his famous stoppage victory over Miguel Cotto the year before.

Early Life

Antonio Margarito was born as Antonio Margarito Montiel on March 18, 1978 in Torrance, California. At the age of two, he moved with his family to Tijuana, Mexico, where he spent much of his time boxing with his brother. Margarito went on to have a fairly brief career as an amateur boxer, during which he amassed an 18-3 record.

Start of Professional Career

Due to financial struggles, Margarito turned professional earlier than he would have otherwise. At the age of 15, he made his debut in a match against Jose Trujillo, winning by decision. Later, in a bout against Victor Angulo, he recorded his first knockout. Margarito’s first defeat came five months after that to Victor Lozoya. After posting a 4-2 record over his next six bouts, his financial situation improved and he went on to go 28-2-1. Margarito posted wins against such competitors as Sergio Martínez, David Kamau, Alfred Ankamah, and Frankie Randall during this time.

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Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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