Found June 08, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
I thought it was supposed to be celebrity passings that come in threes. Instead, we've got boxer retirements. First it was Sugar Shane Mosley and Winky Wright, and now comes word that Antonio Margarito is calling it a career.It's kind of fitting that these particular fighters hang up the gloves in the same week, as they're all linked to each other through Mosley. By his own admission, Wright only made it to the top level of the sport because Sugar Shane fought him twice back in 2004, bouts that turned about to be two of the biggest wins of his career. And Margarito was flying high in early 2009 before his stunning battering at the hands of Mosley in a fight that will go down in infamy because of the loaded hand wrap scandal that emerged from it. Speaking of Wrapgate, Margarito will always stick in my mind for the way he went from blue collar hero with his "People's Champion" persona to snarling villain so quickly, appearing comfortable in either role. In...

Margarito announces retirement

Former welterweight champ Antonio Margarito officially ended his 18-year professional career Thursday. The fighter known as "The Tijuana Tornado" was a multi-time welterweight titlist, but saw his last days in the sport marked with controversy and suspicion, stemming from the well-documented "Plaster Gate" scandal involving his attempt to wear illegally doctored...

Scumbag Antonio Margarito thankfully retires from the sport of boxing

“The Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito announced his retirement in a press release to “family, friends and fans” Thursday afternoon. “After 22 years of full dedication to the profession I love, I have made the decision to announce my retirement from … Continue reading →
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