Antonio "Tony" Margarito Montiel 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 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, 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 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 and a rematch against Cotto, Margarito retired from boxing in 2012 but returned for three more fights between 2016 and 2017.
|Real name:||Antonio Margarito Montiel|
|Nickname(s):||El Tornado de Tijuana, ("The Tijuana Tornado")|
|Born:||March 18, 1978, Torrance, California, U.S.|
|Wins by KO:||27|
|Twitter:||Antonio Margarito's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Antonio Margarito's Facebook profile|
About Antonio Margarito
Mexican-American pro boxer who was a WBA, WBO, and IBF Welterweight Champion. He earned the nickname, "El Tornado de Tijuana."
His amateur boxing record was 18-3.
He had two intense bouts with Puerto Rico's WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto; he lost the rematch.
He married Michelle; his brother-in-law, Hanzel Martinez, also achieved fame as a boxer.
His license was revoked for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after he was caught with hand wraps that contained sulfur and calcium, enabling them to harden into Plaster of Paris when mixed with oxygen, prior to a bout with Shane Mosley.
Information related to Antonio Margarito
- Boxers from Baja California
- World welterweight boxing champions
- Boxers from California
- World Boxing Organization champions
- International Boxing Federation champions
- Light-middleweight boxers
- World Boxing Association champions