Antonio Margarito

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Birthday
18, 1978
Birthplace
Torrance, CA
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
18, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
Torrance, CA

About

Mexican-American pro boxer who was a WBA, WBO, and IBF Welterweight Champion. He earned the nickname, "El Tornado de Tijuana."

Before Fame

His amateur boxing record was 18-3.

Trivia

He had two intense bouts with Puerto Rico's WBA Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto; he lost the rematch.

Family Life

He married Michelle; his brother-in-law, Hanzel Martinez, also achieved fame as a boxer.

Associated With

His license was revoked for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after he was caught with hand wraps that contained sulfur and calcium, enabling them to harden into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.