News | Jul 01 2016

Antonio Margarito will fight Canelo Alvarez’s older brother on August 13

Antonio Margarito's comeback continues against Ramon Alvarez
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antonio-margarito  |  Zanfer Box Promotions

ANTONIO MARGARITO will continue his comeback against Ramon Alvarez, older brother of Canelo Alvarez, in Mexico on August 13.

The former welterweight world champion returned from a four-and-a-half year hiatus in March when he struggled past the limited Jorge Paez, rising from a sixth-round knockdown to win on points.

The 38-year-old retired from boxing in 2011 after Miguel Cotto gained revenge over him, bludgeoning him into defeat after nine rounds. In 2010 Manny Pacquiao had battered his right eye so much the socket needed reconstructing, and that same eye was badly damaged against Paez.