Wednesday 25 April 2012

Antonio Margarito returns to the ring on May 26th...

Damage caused to Margarito's eye during fight with Cotto.
Three-time world champion Antonio Margarito is set to fight at the Casino Del Sol, Arizona on May 26th. 

The 34-year old Mexican was rumoured to be considering retirement after losing badly to Miguel Cotto in a grudge rematch last December and also struggling with persistent eye problems but he will now fight again for the 48th fight of his career.

The bout will take place between 154lb and 160lb according Dan Rafael from ESPN who spoke to Top Rank's Carl Moretti on Monday.

An opponent for the has not yet been confirmed but will most likely be announced soon.

This is what Moretti had to say about the situation: "Everything is fine... He went back to his doctor and got everything checked out after the Cotto fight."

"In the fight, the eye was only cut and swollen. No other damage. After the fight New York put him on the medical suspension list but then took him off of it because he got cleared medically in January."

Margarito will likely be given a lower-ranked opponent for his next fight as his confidence needs building after he has lost three of his last four fights.

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