Antonio Margarito - Updated Jul 2024

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Antonio Margarito

Antonio Margarito is a Mexican-American former professional boxer. Between 2004 and 2011, Antonio Margarito was challenged three times for a night middleweight world title. Likewise, he is best known for his aggressive pressure-fighting style and his iron chin. Currently, he is trained by former IBF Super Featherweight Champion Roberto Garcia.

Early Life

Antonio Margarito was born on March 18, 1978, in Torrance, California, United States. As of 2024, Antonio is 45 years old and her zodiac sign is Pisces. He belongs to the Mexican-American nationality and practices Christianity.

His father’s name is Antonio Margarito Sr. and his mother’s name is Consuelo Margarito. Likewise, he has a brother, Manuel Margarito. Sadly, his brother was shot dead at his apartment.

He grew up with his brother in Tijuana, Mexico, and spent a lot of time in a neighborhood boxing gym. Talking about his educational status, Antonio dropped out of school while he was in high school.

Antonio Margarito – Net Worth 2024

Antonio has an estimated net worth of around $15 million US dollars. Likewise, Antonio gained his net worth via many boxing events and championships as well as the manager for the IBF Lightweight Champion Miquel Vasques.


Antonio made his professional debut at the age of 15 beating Jose Tijuana. On April 25, he made his first knockout when he faced Victor Angulo in the second round of the Fight. Likewise, on October 17, he suffered his first defeat against Victor Lozoya in a six-round decision.

Similarly, Antonio went 28-1-1 with notable wins against Alfred Ankamah, Sergio Gabriel Martinez, Buck Smith, Juan Soberanes, and Frankie Randall who is a former World Light Welterweight Champion. On July 21, 2001, he faced Daniel Santos for his WBO Welterweight title.

On March 16, 2002, he crowned himself world champion, facing Diaz by knockout in round ten. Likewise, on 31st January 2004, he retained his title with a second-round knockout of undefeated Hercules Kyvelos.

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Caption: The Mexican-American former professional boxer, Antonio (Source: Instagram)

On 23rd April 2005, he retained his WBO welterweight title against Puerto Rican, undefeated world-class puncher Kermit Cintron, dropping him four times on his way to a fifth-round knockout. Likewise, he defeated champion Joshua Clottey by a twelve-round unanimous decision on December 2, 2006.

More about his Career

Antonio Margarito held many welterweight world championships, including the WBO title from 2002 to 2007. On 14th July 2007, he faced Paul Williams and lost a 12-round through a unanimous decision. Similarly, in 2008, a professional boxer engaged in a rematch with Cintron, who won the IBF Welterweight title following his loss to Margarito in 2005.

Whereas, on 24th January, he faced Shane Mosley at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. On 23rd July 2010, Bob Arum announced that Antonio would face Manny Pacquiao for the WBC Light Middleweight championship that was vacated by current Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez.

In November 2010, he faced Manny Pacquiao and ended up suffering a fractured right orbital bone. Later, he suffered an injury in a rematch with Miguel Cotto. Thus, he retired in the year 2010. Again, in 2016, he came out of retirement winning two boults that year. Likewise, on 2nd September 2017, he fought against Carson Jones and won a slugfest by the 7th round technical decision.

Relationship Status

Talking about the romantic and private life of Antonio Margarito, he is a married man. Previously,  he married his childhood lover Michelle in 1999. Later, Antonio and Michelle separated due to their issues. Later he married to Lorena Vidales. Likewise, the duo has two children, Antonio Margarito Jr., and Antonello Margarito.

Antonio Margarito family

Caption: Antonio with his family (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Antonio Margarito has a height of 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8 m and weighs around 68 kg or 149 lbs. Margarito is packed with muscles and portrays a wrist of 7 and a half inches. Moreover, Antonio has a pair of black eyes and black-colored hair.

Antonio Margarito – Social Media

When it comes to social media, Antonio is active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. His Instagram account @tonymargarito has more than 5000 followers. Likewise, his Twitter account, @TonyMary has more than 9000 followers. And, his Facebook account has more than 29k followers.