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Antonio Margarito Record

Total Fights50
Title Wins3
Title Defenses7
Title-Fight KOs8
KO Wins27
KO Losses2
Antonio Margarito Record & Stats
Antonio Margarito's Record
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      What is Antonio Margarito's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 23 years and seven months, Antonio Margarito fought 50 times with 41 wins, 8 losses, and 1 no-contest.

      Margarito retired from professional boxing with a record of 41-8, which included three welterweight world-title wins and seven successful title defense fights. He had a 55.1% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 27 of his total 50 fights being knockout wins, eight of which were in title fights. Margarito lost twice via knockout, both of them in title fights.

      His last fight was a 7 round technical decision victory over Carson Jones on September 2, 2017.

      Some of Margarito's best fights and notable victories include wins over Hall-of-Famer Miguel Cotto, Kermit Cintrón, Joshua Clottey, Sergio Martínez, David Kamau, and Ramón Álvarez.

      50Sep 2, 201739Carson JonesWinTD
      49Aug 13, 201638Ramón ÁlvarezWinSD
      48Mar 5, 201637Jorge Páez Jr.WinUD
      47Dec 3, 201133Miguel CottoLoss *RTD9
      46Nov 13, 201032Manny PacquiaoLoss *UD
      45May 8, 201032Roberto GarcíaWinUD
      44Jan 24, 200930Shane MosleyLoss *TKO9
      43Jul 26, 200830Miguel CottoWin *TKO11
      42Apr 12, 200830Kermit CintrónWin *KO6
      41Nov 10, 200729Golden JohnsonWinTKO1
      40Jul 14, 200729Paul WilliamsLoss *UD
      39Dec 2, 200628Joshua ClotteyWin *UD
      38Feb 18, 200627Jaime Manuel GómezWin *TKO1
      37Apr 23, 200527Kermit CintrónWin *TKO5
      36Feb 18, 200526Sebastián LujánWin *TKO10
      35Sep 11, 200426Daniel SantosLoss *TD
      34Jan 31, 200425Hercules KyvelosWin *TKO2
      33Oct 17, 200325Maurice BrantleyWinTKO2
      32Feb 8, 200324Andrew LewisWin *TKO2
      31Oct 12, 200224Danny Perez RamírezWin *UD
      30Mar 16, 200223Antonio DíazWin *TKO10
      29Jul 21, 200123Daniel SantosNCNC
      28Mar 30, 200123Robert WestWinKO1
      27Dec 10, 200022Frankie RandallWinRTD4
      26Sep 17, 200022José Luis BenítezWinTKO1
      25Jun 16, 200022David KamauWinTKO2
      24Feb 19, 200021Sergio MartínezWinTKO7
      23Dec 15, 199921Efrain MunozWinKO2
      22Oct 23, 199921Buck SmithWinTKO5
      21Jun 12, 199921Danny PerezWinSD
      20Jun 7, 199921Daniel MendezWinKO3
      19Dec 4, 199820Reyes EstradaWinKO2
      18Jun 27, 199820Javier Francisco MendezWinKO10
      17Apr 24, 199820Miguel GonzálezWinUD
      16Nov 29, 199719Cesar ValdezWinTKO5
      15Jun 26, 199719Horatio GarciaWinUD
      14Dec 2, 199618Juan SoberanesWinUD
      13Oct 14, 199618Alfred AnkamahWinKO4
      12Jun 28, 199618Rodney JonesLossUD
      11Apr 18, 199618Juan Yoani CervantesWinKO4
      10Feb 26, 199617Larry DixonLossUD
      9Sep 10, 199517Antonio OjedaWinKO4
      8Mar 18, 199517Carlos PalafoxWinPTS
      7Jan 26, 199516Efrain MunozWinPTS
      6Oct 17, 199416Victor LozoyaLossPTS
      5Aug 5, 199416Francisco LopezWinTKO3
      4Jun 27, 199416Cesar RolandWinKO1
      3Apr 25, 199416Victor AnguloWinTKO4
      2Jan 21, 199415Gilberto PlataWinUD
      1Jan 14, 199415Jose TrujilloWinUD

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Antonio Margarito (El Tornado de Tijuana) is a 46-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Torrance, California, U.S. on March 18, 1978. He is a former welterweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 23 years — from 1994 to 2017.

      Margarito made his professional boxing debut against Jose Trujillo at the age of 15 on January 14, 1994, defeating Trujillo via 4 round unanimous decision. He went on to win 4 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 3 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 23 on March 16, 2002 after 29 professional fights, against Antonio Díaz for the welterweight WBO (vacant) title. He defeated Díaz via 10th round TKO to become the welterweight champion of the world.

      Margarito has won three world titles at welterweight. For all the details about Margarito's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Margarito had a total of eight losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Carson Jones on September 2, 2017. Margarito won the fight via 7 round technical decision. It's been 6 years, 10 months, and 11 days since this fight.


      Margarito had a total of 15 world-title fights, which includes winning three world titles and seven successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost five.

      Title Wins

      Antonio Margarito fought for welterweight world titles in six fights and won three of these fights via stoppage. In total, he won three welterweight belts.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Jul 26, 2008Miguel CottoWelterweightWBATKO
      Apr 12, 2008Kermit CintrónWelterweightIBFKO
      Mar 16, 2002Antonio DíazWelterweightWBO*TKO
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Antonio Margarito had nine welterweight world-title defense fights. He won seven of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Dec 2, 2006Joshua ClotteyWelterweightWBOUD
      Feb 18, 2006Jaime Manuel GómezWelterweightWBOTKO
      Apr 23, 2005Kermit CintrónWelterweightWBOTKO
      Feb 18, 2005Sebastián LujánWelterweightWBOTKO
      Jan 31, 2004Hercules KyvelosWelterweightWBOTKO
      Feb 8, 2003Andrew LewisWelterweightWBOTKO
      Oct 12, 2002Danny Perez RamírezWelterweightWBOUD

      Title Losses

      Antonio Margarito lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jan 24, 2009Shane MosleyWelterweightWBA (Super)TKO
      Jul 14, 2007Paul WilliamsWelterweightWBOUD


      Margarito fought a total of 50 times during his professional career, which includes 15 world-title fights at two weight divisions. He put on some great performances in these fights. These six fights are the highlight of his career.

      • March 16, 2002: Margarito wins his first world title by defeating Antonio Díaz via 10th round TKO. He is now the WBO welterweight world champion.

      • April 23, 2005: Margarito successfully defends the WBO welterweight title against Kermit Cintrón, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • December 2, 2006: Margarito successfully defends the WBO welterweight title against Joshua Clottey, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • April 12, 2008: Margarito wins the IBF welterweight title from Kermit Cintrón, by beating Cintrón via 6th round KO.

      • July 26, 2008: Margarito wins the WBA welterweight title from Miguel Cotto, by beating Cotto via 11th round TKO.

      • August 13, 2016: Antonio Margarito beats Ramón Álvarez via 10th round split decision.


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