Antonio Margarito

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1978 –

 Credit »
68

Who is Antonio Margarito?

Antonio Margarito Montiel is a Mexican-American retired professional boxer. He is a former WBA, WBO & IBF Welterweight Champion. Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana, he is known for his aggressive fighting style and his iron chin. He manages IBF Lightweight Champion Miguel Vázquez.

Margarito was in an incident in which his corner was caught tampering with his hand wraps prior to his bout with Shane Mosley. The hand wraps were found by the CSAC to contain sulfur and calcium which, when combined with oxygen, forms Plaster of Paris. His signature TKO win over Miguel Cotto in 2008 was subsequently called into question.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Mar 18, 1978
Torrance
Spouses
Ethnicity
  • Mexican American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Tijuana

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Antonio Margarito." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 9 Feb. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/antonio_margarito>.

Discuss this Antonio Margarito biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net