ANTONIO MARGARITO made an ill-advised, yet successful, return to the ring on Saturday night [March 5] in front of 10,000 adoring fans in Mexico City.
The war-torn Tijuana native rose from a knockdown in the sixth to outpoint the limited Jorge Paez Jnr over 10 rounds. Both men weighed 154lbs.
At 37, it was Margarito’s first fight in almost five years. In 2010 Manny Pacquiao warped his features, so much so that the socket around his right eye needed reconstructing. Miguel Cotto then gained revenge over him a year later, pummeling him to a ninth-round retirement.