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Debut show este Miercoles, Septiembre 11 en el Club Las Pulgas localizado en la famosa calle Revolucion en Tijuana, Mexico.

Debut show takes place on Wednesday, September 11 at the world famous Club Las Pulgas located on la calle Revolucion in Tijuana, Mexico.

The show will feature super flyweight Jose Estrella as the headliner taking on Diego Atzin.

The show will also feature nine more bouts as follows:

Lightweight Daniel Ramirez vs Salvador Cifuentes

Lightweight Antonio Wong vs Eduardo Espinoza

Bantamweight Sandra Robles vs Laura Gomez

Pastor Elenes, Jesus Delgado, Abraham Rodriguez, Alfredo Pitta, Victor Sandoval and Erick Cebreros round out the card facing opponents TBA.


Las Pulgas is located at: Avenida Revolución Tijuana -- Baja California ---22000- México

(664) 685-9594

Margarito Retires


June 7, 2012- PHOTO: GERMAN VILLASENOR. Following a successful career, spanning twenty-two years, Antonio 'Tijuana Tornado' Margarito who won three welterweight world titles - WBO, IBF and (SUPER) WBA Welterweight World titles has called it a career.


The announcement came via Facebook

Dear Family, Friends, and Fans,

After twenty-two years of full dedication to the profession I love, I have made the decision to announce my retirement from boxing. 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.
I always told my family and team that I would walk away from boxing when I felt I could no longer compete at the level I believed I needed to be, in order to be successful. Although the passion and drive are still there, I have to accept that my time to walk away has arrived.

I want to take this opportunity to thank Michelle and my family for their support, encouragement, and most of all, their love. Not only did they give me their unconditional love and support during the good times, their love and support grew larger during the times that I was at my lowest. I also want to thank my team, Sergio Diaz Jr and Francisco Espinosa. They are not only my management, they are my family. For sixteen years, they guided my career and did what was best for me. To my trainers, without your drive and motivation, I would not have had the success. You were an integral part of my career. I thank you for your dedication. I want to thank my promoters, Bob Arum, Todd duBoef, and everyone at Top Rank. I am proud to say that I began and ended my career with a great promotional company. As a non privileged child, I had dreams. I dreamt of giving my family a better life. I dreamt of owning a car, owning a home, traveling the world, and helping others in need. Bob, I thank you for helping me fulfill those dreams. Finally, I want to thank all of my fans for their love and loyal support. Without you, there would be no Antonio Margarito.

I leave the cuts, bruises, and sweat, but I’m not leaving the sport. I will continue in the sport that gave me so much, Now, however, it is time for me to give back to the sport.

Cotto-Margarito II is a Garden Party-Steve

Margarito-Cotto II set for Madison Square Garden on December

Garden to host Cotto-Margarito II -By Dan Rafael -

MSG will host Cotto-Margarito

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July 18, 2011- The Tijuana Tornado came out to te Home Depot to root on and support his team-mate, WBA Lightweight world champion Brandon Rios defend his title for the first time against the dangerous Urbano Antillon earlier this month.

Margarito also worked to call the Cintron vs Molina co-featured bout for Mexican TV.

Friends as well as management, all came along - ''Entourage'' if you will.

(Photo © German Villasenor)

(Photo © German Villasenor)

Margarito's Eye Heals; Cotto Rematch Looms for Dec. 3rd

(Photo © German Villasenor)

By German Villasenor-MAXBOXING.COM

COTTO-MARGARITO Rematch: December 3rd Says Arum -

Antonio Margarito Accepts Miguel Cotto Rematch for December 3

Margarito accepts Cotto fight

Cotto-Margarito II Confirmed for December

Team Margarito: We are ready for Cotto on 12/

Here are but a few of the video's take of Margarito at the post-conference of Cotto vs. Mayorga in Las Vegas, Nevada.





Now on to Margarito…Steve Kim: MAXBOXING.COM


As Antonio Margarito walked up to the microphone on Saturday night after Miguel Cotto’s 12th round stoppage of Ricardo Mayorga at the MGM Grand- at the insistence of promoter Bob Arum- you could feel the tension and testiness between he and the Puerto Rican star as they quickly shook hands, never really making eye contact with each other. As Margarito said a few words to the assembled media, Cotto seemed to look away. It wasn’t so much that Cotto had been defeated by Margarito; it’s the lingering suspicion that Margarito may have used loaded hand-wraps in doing what some believe was irreparable damage to Cotto.
Since that loss to the “Tijuana Tornado” in July of 2008.. rest click LINK

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Antonio Margarito-Miguel Cotto Rematch Could Happen Next Summer- James Slater

Cotto's Adviser: Margarito is Next in June After Mayorga- by Jhonny Gonzalez Gabriel Peñagaricano, the legal adviser for WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto-

Cotto vs. Margarito-

Here's some more action from the fight AND read below for well-wishing fan letters to the champion.

Photo: German Villasenor

Hello Anotonio Margarito,

My husband and I just watched your fight with Manny Pacquiao and we could not believe your stamina. I knew your eye was broken at some point but you stayed in until the end! Unbelieveable will power!

It was the most exciting fight I have seen in a very long time. I hope that you are up and feeling better soon!

I hope you continue with your boxing career; you just have too much heart to give it up!

Fan for life!

Juanita Rogers

Hello, Mr. Margarito.

I am from the Philippines and I do hope that my letter finds you well. I was happy when Manny Pacquiao won for he gave us, Filipinos, another reason to be proud of. Strange to say, but my heart goes out to you. Not because of your bloody face and all (because wounds heal), but because of what you have gone through for the past year and your continuous struggle to clear your name and prove yourself. After your fight with Manny, i read every article i could find online to know more about you. I am not a boxing enthuthiast but i guess your story seems interesting. I don't know whether you were guilty or not of that "plaster" thing, but my heart prays that you are innocent. Nevertheless, all of those things have happened in the past. I have no idea how you dealt with the controversy and how much pain you have suffered. All i know is that you are such a warrior. Most people who have faced so much shame would just turn back and cower in one corner. But you fought back and resurfaced. I salute you for that!

You may not have won your first fight after the "tornado" that hit your life for the past year; but you won my respect and admiration, and probably of many people as well. Please don't get affected by the hurtful things that people say about you, coz people will always have something bad to say about others. Just be grateful to God for giving you a tremendous talent and for the heart that never stops fighting. Be also grateful to those who love you and who have stood by you (especially your wife) when you were in your lowest low. Just count your blessings and face the world with your charming smile (i really love your smile by the way)! :) Always remember that not all people will look down on you and criticize you. There are also those who love you and care for you. Just continue to do good and continue to earn an honest living. You also don't have to prove yourself to anybody. You don't owe them your life. There's only one being whom you need to prove yourself to, and that is The Lord, Our God. People who truly care for you will accept you and continue to love you for who you are. I've read that according to your friends, you always joke around and make others laugh. Please continue to live with that happy disposition, because the talent of making other people happy is a rare gift.

I pray for your fast recovery. Rest well and please take care of your body and health. I am looking forward to seeing your next fights. Face them with your great heart and courage!

I hope that you study the English language so that you would be able to read my letter on your own someday. It would also be amazing to hear you and understand you at the same time during your interviews and speeches. You know, interpreters may not always be able to convey your real message to the people. :)

With much care and respect,

Hello Antonio,

I have been a fan of yours for many years, and I will continue to be a fan for many more.

I have been following your training on TV and your in awesome shape.

Good luck for tomorrow from a long time fan.

I will be wearing the shirt you sent me yesterday as I sit witj my friends watching you live on PPV TV here in New Zealand .

Best wishes and good thoughts to you and your family.

Forever a Margarito fan

Ian Kent

New Zealand

Johnny O'Neill"
Tony Iknow you tried your heart out but at the weight u had little chance it shows how much of a warrior u made me and all of your fans let no1 down and u are a 154 pac wouldnt have stood a chance at all.pac was too light and ran away.i hope to see you back in action soon.your the greatest!!!!:)your number one fan.johnny oneill ps.get cotto in the ring and destroy him again;)

To Antonio Margarito, Greetings and salutations to the Tijuana Tornado of Mexico. My name is Sweetsell ---------, 15 years old and I am a boxing fan from the Philippines .

It has been almost a week since your fight with Manny Pacquiao, and I can say that it was a great battle between two powerful fighters in the world of boxing. Both of you proved your skills in professional boxing and it is but obvious that Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao are both tough boxers for bearing all the hard punches throughout the fight and for finishing the 12-rounds of boxing. Days (or even months) before the fight, the fear in our hearts was unexplainable. We feared that Manny Pacquiao might not win because it was once revealed in an interview that our fighter was not yet a hundred percent ready. Another thing that worried us is the fact that you were much taller than Pacquiao.

We Filipinos were filled with thrill and excitement during the day of your fight. I’m sure not only the Filipinos but also all the boxing enthusiasts around the globe. It was as if the world stopped turning that day. Since it was Sunday here on the day of the fight, the streets were peaceful and everyone was inside their houses, patiently waiting for the fight to begin.

Every punch that Pacquiao released made us cheer and shout in joy. We sensed that even though Pacquiao was not yet that ready, the fight was in favor of him. But when he was the one being hurt, we sort of felt disappointed. I guess that's what the fight is all about.. Expectations. I should admit we were overjoyed to witness the success of our “Pambansang Kama-o” for winning his 8th division championship belt. But despite the success and achievement of Manny Pacquiao, we felt sorry for the pain that the fight caused you. Just like what Manny said, “Boxing is not for killing each other”. We felt bad when we saw the news when your team was making fun of Coach Freddie Roach. Frankly speaking, it was an insult in our part. But to tell you honestly, Manny (who was interviewed days after the fight) confessed that when he fought with you, he never let anger take over him. Instead, he fought you with fairness and due respect.

I heard in the news that you will be needing an operation on an area near your eye because of the damage caused by the fight. I know it’s not easy to be in your situation. Even though you were badly hurt, it is undeniable that you were also able to hurt and cause pain to the “Pound for Pound King”. That was something tough. Manny has now returned in the Philippines and today was declared “Manny Pacquiao Day”, and a homecoming celebration has been prepared for him. He was worried about your condition, and wished you good health.

In behalf of the Filipinos, we thank you for a great fight. My prayers are with you. We are hoping for your fast recovery. Get well soon. God bless you and your family, and God bless Mexico . Godspeed!

Kudos to a fighting warrior! He gave his best against Manny Pacquiao. I hope when he fully recover he will get to fight Sergio Martinez who Antonio Margarito defeated in the past, and against Miguel Cotto. Please send my best regards to Mr. Margarito and I hope he continues to fight. He's still young and powerful. I think he's in a much better physical shape in the Pacquiao fight in comparison to his fight with Shane Mosley. Get well soon and keep on fighting! Best regards and God bless.


Margarito made me proud to be Mexican by showing the world how Mexican warriors don't stop until the final bell or until they get knocked out nothing less. What a great performance by both fighters they both earned the right to be proud of their performance. Margarito showed the world that he has the power and strength to go the distance with any fighter in the world.
Ray Fierro

Tony- Just a small note of encouragement and to say that you are a true warrior as a fighter and that you have the heart of a champion.
I watch your fight last night and I wanted you to win. Life is hard and at times there are disappointments but the sun will shine again it always does.

Always keep you head held high you have nothing to be ashamed of.

"Live, Love & Laugh"

~Jimmy A.
Life Skills Master

Jerry Jones Impressed With Margarito.

Photo: German Villasenor



November 17, 2010- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones today told Antonio Margarito " are a great fought hard....I admire have a friend for life."

Jones spoke to Margarito after he was released this morning from Methodist Hospital in Dallas following successful surgery on the orbital bone of his right eye on Tuesday.

Margarito, with wife Michelle, managers Sergio Diaz, Francisco Espinoza and chief trainer Robert Garcia, are taking a flight home today to Los Angeles.

"Jerry told us to 'call me any time' when we are in the Dallas area," Diaz said.


MARGARITO SURGERY SUCCESSFUL - "So when can I start running?"

"So when can I start running?" asked Antonio Margarito moments following successful surgery today to repair a fractured right orbital bone at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Sergio Diaz, manager of Margarito, said "the doctor told us everything went perfect - no complications of any kind. There is nothing wrong with his right eye.

"Antonio is such a warrior. The first thing he asked was 'when can I start running' and we told him he has to relax for awhile," Diaz said. "For sure, at least 60 days of no contact of any kind in a gym."

Margarito said "I fought as hard as I could against a great champion in Manny Pacquiao."

Margarito will stay at Methodist Hospital this evening. He is with his wife Michelle, managers Sergio Diaz, Francisco Espinoza and chief trainer Robert Garcia. Margarito and his team will take a flight to Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Margarito Takes Pacquiao the Distance in the Latter's Hardest Fight To Date.

Photo: German Villasenor (More photos will be posted up throughout the week.)

By Francisco and German Villasenor.

Arlington, Texas- Dallas Cowboys Stadium (November 13, 2010) Showing great courage, heart and resolve, the three time welterweight champion, Antonio ''The Tijuana Tornado'' Margarito 38-7 (27KOs) gave the now eight division champion, the Filipino marvel Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2 (38KOs) his hardest fight-to-date, hurting the southpaw badly with a body shot in the sixth round, with Pacquiao barely able to get out of the round, who went on to win a decision for the vacant WBC Super welterweight belt.

Pacquiao, who reportedly did not have his greatest camp ever, beset by all kinds of distractions, nonetheless displayed great legs, using angles on the counter, pin-point accurate power shots, picking his spots to bust up the ever aggressive and come forward Margarito's face, leaving him a virtual sitting duck for pot shooting in the championship rounds of the fight.

Margarito, in his best condition ever, could just not overcome a fractured orbital bone in his right eye, which led Pacquiao to work on Margarito's left eye as well.

Despite the extremely limited vision and pain the Tijuana Tornado endured, he never gave up trying to turn the fight around, giving a great account of himself at all times, fighting through to the end of the twoelve round scheduled bout.

Scores were 120-108, 118-110 and 119-109.
Margarito did not make the press conference after the fight, having being taken to the hospital to get the cuts taken care of, where the fractured orbital bone was discovered.

He is expected to have surgery after the swelling goes down enough, most likely on Tuesday, November the 16th.

Margarito stated after the fight that he is a Mexican and he would have never considered quitting in the fight.


“I would like to congratulate Manny Pacquiao for his win on Saturday Night. It was a tough and difficult fight for me and I hope the fans enjoy our battle at Cowboys Stadium.

“I also want to thank Bob Arum for always believing in me and for giving me the opportunity to fight Manny Pacquiao. I also want to thank all the fans who came to see me and who watched the fight on TV and continue to support me.

“I gave it all I had, but unfortunately I was not able to get the victory over the best fighter in the world today. As I said before the fight I was never going to quit and tried to win this fight to the vegry last minute.

“We had a great training camp and I want to thank Robert Garcia for a great job and everyone in Oxnard for their great hospitality. I am also very grateful with my wife Michelle, Sergio Diaz and Francisco Espinoza for all their support."

Antonio Margarito is schedule to have surgery Tuesday in Dallas, and hopes to home on Wednesday.

Pacquiao didn't get away unscathed with possible rib injuries.

According to TMZ... Pacquiao is suffering from njuries to his ribs and wrist from his war against Margarito.

See"Manny Pacquiao didn't walk away unscathed from that championship bout after all -- his people say he's laid up in bed with injuries to his ribs and wrist,"

At the press conference...

“It’s a really hard fight, this is the hardest fight in my boxing career,” “Margarito is really tough and strong … I feel it, he’s big, bigger than me.”

“(In the) sixth round he got me with a good body shot, it’s really painful and I’m lucky to survive that round,'' -Pacquiao also stated at post presser after the fight.

Pacqu1ao has since reported to his personal doctor, as he

Margarito vs. Cotto II is a distinct possibility as mentioned by Top Rank's president Bob Arum after the fight.
That fight would have Cotto's WBA Super welterweight belt on the line.

Pacquiao: 144.6 Lbs. - Photo: German Villasenor. - Margarito: 150 Lbs.

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WBC Number 1 Ranked Superwelterweight Contender Antonio ''The Tijuana Tornado'' Margarito Receives Encouragement Visit From The Number 1 Ranked Soccer Team In The Nation, ''Legends G99" with Two weeks remaining until his showdown against Manny Pacquiao at Dallas Stadium.

Photo: German Villasenor.


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Antonio Margarito Open Workout Oct. 28, 2010 In Preparation For Manny Pacquiao On Nov. 13 Photos: Bret "The Threat"

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Antonio Margarito takes a verbal jab at Oscar De La Hoya: Boxing Insider

Gym Notes: I haven't seen it yet, but word is Margarito's looking

Bob Buttitta, Ventura County Star: "Antonio Margarito, Set to Face Manny Pacquiao Next Month, Impresses Fellow Boxers as He Trains in Oxnard"

Upon Further Review: Antonio Margarito Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt-official scorecard

Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star: "Arum Asks: Where's the Old Manny?"

GMA News: "Distracted Pacquiao Fails to Impress Arum"

Josef Ramos, The ManilaTimes: "Pacquiao 'Ready for War, 100%"

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: "Boxing Show It can Still Make a Spectacle of Someone and Itself"

Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN: "Pacquiao Works on Speed and Singing"

Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star: "Howling Juan' Fails to Slow Down Pacman"


Margarito - Pacquiao and 24/7 return to HBO beginning October 23

Tornado hits Oxnard neighborhood -FIGHTNEWS.COM

Price of knocking Manny Pacquiao down just went up 100 percent-EXAMINER.COM




OXNARD, CALIF. (September 29, 2010) -- Selling tamales, tortillas and bracelets to raise funds to send four local boxers to the 2010 National PAL Boxing Championships in San Antonio, Texas proved impossible for the families of the young Olympic hopefuls when their hard work produced less than $300.00.

That is until ANTONIO MARGARITO came into the picture.

When Margarito heard of the family's misfortune he immediately offered to pay for round trip airfare and room accommodations for the fighters. When asked why he did it Margarito stated, "I've been there. I know what it's like to have a dream crushed because you have no money".

So on Tuesday Antonio presented a check to the fighters at his training camp at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, Ca. Obviously overjoyed and with one less thing to worry about, the fighters can now focus on their dream of representing the USA at the 2012 Olympics held in London.

Margarito is in intense preparation for his world super welterweight championship battle with Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

MANNY PACQUIAO vs. ANTONIO MARGARITO, World Super Welterweight Championship, is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, MP Promotions and Tecate.

Remaining Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito are priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at

The Pacquiao vs. Margarito pay-per-view telecast, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight week updates, log on to

HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning all-access series “24/7” premieres an all new edition when “24/7 Pacquiao/Margarito” debuts Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

The four-part series will air for three consecutive Saturday nights before the finale airs the night before the super welterweight championship showdown in Texas.


Photo: German Villasenor


OXNARD, CALIF. (September 27, 2010) -- Eight weeks away from hitting North Texas, the “Tijuana Tornado” ANTONIO MARGARITO is picking up steam as he heads to the coastal town of Oxnard, Calif. to continue his preparation for his rumble with the best pound for pound fighter in the world, The Honorable Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, Congressman from the province of Sarangani in the Philippines,.
After two week in the City of South El Monte, Calif., where the emphasis was on mountain road work and preliminary gym work, Margarito and his team, lead by head trainer and former IBF junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia, have relocated to Oxnard for the remainder of their training camp.
“We got a lot done in the first two-weeks and Tony looks great. I love his focus and intensity and our first phase of training camp was an eye opener for him and me. The first two weeks have been really terrific and productive,” said Garcia.
In Oxnard, Margarito will continue with his early morning run, this time alternating with runs at the beach, mountains and track. He will begin sparring this week too.
“I know how important this fight is to my career and to all of México. That is why I will prepare like never before and will defeat Manny Pacquiao, proving to everyone that I am one of the best fighters in the world,” said Margarito.
The three-time welterweight champion will be battling the Filipino icon for the vacant WBC super welterweight world championship.
“The belt is very important to me, but the most important thing is to give the fans a great fight and one that they will remember for a long time. I love to fight and Manny has proven that he is a warrior. This fight is going to be a war,” Margarito continued..

MANNY PACQUIAO vs. ANTONIO MARGARITO, World Super Welterweight Championship, promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, MP Promotions and Tecate, will take place Saturday, November 13 and will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Remaining Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito are priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at

The Pacquiao vs. Margarito pay-per-view telecast, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight week updates, log on to or .

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Tickets Go On Sale September 18

ARLINGTON, TX (August 31, 2010) – Ten-time world champions CONGRESSMAN MANNY PACQUIAO and ANTONIO MARGARITO, of the Philippines and México, respectively, collide in the most exciting and intriguing fight of the year with the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) super welterweight championship and the No. 1 pound for pound title at stake.

Pacquiao and Margarito boast a combined record of 89-9-2 (65 KOs) -- a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 73%.

Jerry Jones and Bob Arum, owner of the Dallas Cowboys and chairman of Top Rank, respectively, announced today that Cowboys Stadium would be the site of MANNY PACQUIAO vs. ANTONIO MARGARITO, World Super Welterweight Championship. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cowboys Stadium, and MP Promotions, Pacquiao vs. Margarito will take place Saturday, November 13 and will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at

9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

Tickets to Pacquiao vs. Margarito, priced at $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, and $50, go on sale Saturday, September 18 and can be purchased in-person at the Cowboys Stadium ticket office in Arlington, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased online at

This marks Pacquiao’s second world championship headlining appearance at Cowboys Stadium. On March 13, professional boxing made its debut at Cowboys Stadium where close to 51,000 fans watched Pacquiao successfully defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title against former world champion Joshua Clottey. Call it Mannyfist Destiny, Pacquiao, no stranger to making history, will not only be looking to expand his trophy case by winning an unprecedented eighth world title in as many different weight divisions, but he will also be the first elected official to fight for a world championship, much less headline a major international pay-per-view promotion. He won a seat in his country’s Congress, winning the lone seat from the province of Sarangani, in a landslide in the May 10 election.

“It was an honor to fight in the first world championship held at Cowboys Stadium. Jerry Jones was a wonderful host,” said Pacquiao. “I look forward to returning to Cowboys Stadium and fighting before the wonderful fans in North Texas. I know Antonio Margarito poses great challenges for me but Freddie Roach and I will train our hardest to win. I am fighting for more than pride or history. I am fighting for the glory of the Philippines.”

For Margarito, a three-time world welterweight champion, this will be his second attempt at a world super welterweight title. Margarito’s resume includes victories over six former or current world champions. Known as the “Tijuana Tornado,” the hard-hitting Margarito is the WBC’s International super welterweight champion and its No. 1 super welterweight contender.

"I look forward to this fight with Manny Pacquiao to prove once again that I am one of the best fighters in the world," said Margarito. “Pacquiao has stopped some of the best Mexican fighters in the world, but he won't be able to stop this Mexican."

“Cowboys Stadium was built for Super Bowls and super fights. Pacquiao vs. Margarito combines the best elements of both,” said Jones. “The fans of North Texas embraced Manny Pacquiao as boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound attraction when he fought here in March and we cannot wait to extend our hospitality to him again and to

fellow world champion Antonio Margarito. This is a great fight, and it is one we can showcase to the fullest in Cowboys Stadium.”

Cowboys Stadium will be configured for over 50,000 fans for Pacquiao vs. Margarito, with elevated floor seating similar to NBA games.

“Jerry Jones has ushered in a new era in boxing as 51,000 fans witnessed at Cowboys Stadium last March when Manny defended his welterweight title,” said Arum.

“Jerry knows exactly how to present an event of this magnitude which is why it is so easy to work together again. Manny and Antonio have never backed away from a challenge. They don’t go around obstacles they meet them head-on, which is exactly what they will do on November 13 when they face each other in the ring for the world title. It’s going to be a night to remember for the fans in North Texas and those watching on pay-per-view around the world.

"Manny Pacquiao is a boxing superstar and a world figure,” said Mark Taffet of HBO Pay-Per-View. “Cowboy Stadium is a world-class venue. We look forward to bringing sports fans another big night with the Pacquiao-Margarito telecast on November 13."

Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, returns to the ring after successfully defending his WBO welterweight title via a dominant unanimous decision over former International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Clottey. Pacquiao captured the WBO welterweight title last November with a brilliant 12th round knockout of four-time world champion Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao’s victory made him the first man to win seven titles in as many different weight divisions, with his last three world championships coming by way of knockout. The consensus Fighter of the Year for the third time in the past four years and the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resume features victories over future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez and Cotto. His knockout victories over Cotto and Hatton made him the 2009 pay-per-view king, exceeding two million buys combined, while no boxer has sold more live tickets than Pacquiao in 2010.

Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs), a native of Tijuana, México, captured his first world title in 2002, winning the vacant 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 Clottey. After losing the title to Paul Williams in 2007, Margarito dethroned IBF welterweight champion Cintron in a rematch, knocking him out in their 2008 fight. Margarito claimed his third welterweight title when he stopped undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in the eleventh round of their July 2008 battle, arguably the fight of the year.

The Pacquiao vs. Margarito pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET /

6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $54.95, will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View® and will be available to more than 71 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive

HD. HBO Pay-Per-View®, a division of Home Box Office, Inc., is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry. For Pacquiao vs. Margarito fight week updates, log on to or .

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Margarito Vs. Pacquiao November 13!

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JULY 26, 2010- Former three-time world welterweight world champion, Antonio Margarito will be fighting the P4P best fighter in the planet Manny Paquiao on November 13.

This came about as Floyd Mayweather Jr. chose not to answer the deadline set by Bob Arum's Top Rank promotions main man two weeks ago on Saturday at midnight.

The deadline came about as all the demands set forth so far by Mayweather were agreed to by Pacquiao and his management, with Mayweather taking no further action in the matter, the exclusive negotiations were halted, with talks and a deal reached this week for Paquiao fighting Margarito next up.

Vegas or Mexico have been cited as the most likely places for the blockbuster fight.

The fight will have the vacant WBC Super welterweight title at stake.










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