Antonio Margarito continues his hard climb back to contention and he seems to be on track. He recently faced Ramon Alvarez, the older brother of Canelo “Saul” Alvarez. The “Tijuana Tornado” won that impressively to capture the World Boxing Organization Continental super welterweight title.
Canelo was on hand to support his brother and as one would guess, became the next target of Margarito. But all that would depend on what the Alvarez camp decides.
Training For Liam Smith
Right now, Alvarez is busy pepping for his upcoming tiff with Liam Smith next month. He will challenge Smith for the WBO junior middleweight title at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 17.
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Looking ahead, Alvarez is looking to fight one more time in December. His opponent for that day has yet to be determined with focus apparently on Smith.
Just the same, Margarito is sending feelers that he would want to face Canelo on Dec. 10 if given the opportunity. The returning former champion is looking at big money title fights moving forward. Aside from Alvarez, Miguel Cotto is another target.
Is he ready for another beating?
Speaking of Cotto, the Puerto Rican is the same fighter that sent him into retirement. It was the second match between the two with Cotto winning it via TKO. With his eye swollen shut, the doctor called for a stop to the fight.
It was the same injury Margarito suffered at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in 2010. He would retire but return in March, 2016 against Jorge Paez Jr. He won that via unanimous decision.
With his latest win, questions arise. Can he take the beating the Canelo unleashes? What are the chances of his eye being re-injured? Right now all of this is looking ahead. He has won two of his matches since retiring and now he is aiming big. The answer to all that will likely be known after Sept. 17, right after Alvarez faces Smith.