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Antonio Margarito Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Antonio Margarito Montie
Place Of Birth
Torrance, California, USA
53 years old
Birth Date
Not Specified

Antonio Margarito Facts

Child Star?
Former Boxer
Education & Qualifications
Net Worth
Current Partner
Lorena Vidales
Antonella Margarito, Antonio Margarito Jr.
Antonio Margarito Sr., Consuelo Margarito
Manuel Margarito

About Antonio Margarito

Antonio Margarito Montiel, better known as Antonio Margarito, was born in Torrance, California, on March 18, 1978.

He is a former professional boxer who was active in his field for over two decades (1994-2017). During this time, Antonio Margarito became the WBA, IBF, and WBO Welterweight champion.

Antonio Margarito has been married twice and has two children: Antonella Margarito and Antonio Margarito Jr. The professional boxer is also very popular on various social media platforms. As of 2022, Margarito's Facebook page is liked by nearly 30,000 people, while his Instagram and Twitter account accommodates over 5,000 and 9,000 followers, respectively.

Let's explore Antonio Margarito's biography and learn more about his age, net worth, and personal life. Please continue reading for information about his early career, childhood, education, awards, and family life.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Antonio Margarito's net worth?

Antonio Margarito became interested in boxing at an early age and began his professional boxing career at the age of 15. He fought his first championship match on July 21, 2001, at 23, and won his first title, WBO Welterweight, the following year, on March 16, 2002.

Over the years, Antonio Margarito won several championships and is considered one of the greatest boxers (in the welterweight division) of all time. As of 2022, Margarito's net worth is $15 million.

How much does Antonio Margarito earn per year?

Antonio Margarito has not disclosed his current annual income in public. However, as a professional boxer, Margarito used to earn about $2.5 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Antonio Margarito?

The famous boxer (retired) Antonio Margarito has a height of 5 ft 11 in (180 cm).

How old is Antonio Margarito?

The former Mexican-American professional boxer was born on March 18, 1978. So, as of 2022, Antonio Margarito is 44 years old.

Childhood And Education

Antonio Margarito was born Antonio Margarito Montiel in Torrance, California, in 1987 to Antonio Margarito Sr. and Consuelo Margarito. He also had a brother named Manuel Margarito.

Even though Antonio Margarito was born in the United States, he spent his early years in Tijuana, Mexico. There, he frequently visited a nearby boxing gym with his brother.

It is unclear when the Mexican-American boxer commenced his amateur boxing career; however, we found out that his amateur career was short, containing a record of 18-3. Later, in one episode of the HBO show 'Ring Life' ('Ring Life: Antonio Margarito'), the former boxer confessed that due to his family's financial concerns, he had to begin his professional boxing career at the age of only 15.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Antonio Margarito's partner?

As is already mentioned, Antonio Margarito has been married twice.

Margarito's first wife was a childhood acquaintance named Michelle. They tied the knot in 1999, but the marriage ended in 2011.

Following that, Margarito married his second wife, Lorena Vidales. The exact date is unknown; however, we found out that Margarito and Vidales have had two children together (Antonella Margarito and Antonio Margarito Jr.), and currently (as of 2022), the family resides in Los Angeles, California.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Antonio Margarito fought for the world title for the for the first time on July 21, 2001, at Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico, against Daniel Santos. The match was declared No Contest as both participants sustained severe head injuries inside the boxing ring and were immediately hospitalized.

Following this event, Daniel Santos renounced his 'Welterweight' World title to compete in the Light Middleweight division. As a result, on March 16, 2002, Margarito fought Antonio Diaz at Bally's Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, for the vacant 'WBO' title. Margarito defeated his opponent and became the 'World Champion' for the first time.

On February 8, 2003, Margarito competed in a 'WBO' title game against Andrew Lewis at Mandalay Bay Events Center, Nevada. Despite being a strong opponent and a hard puncher, Lewis could not defeat Margarito. Margarito retained his 'WBO' belt and made a career record of 28-3.

Margarito again retained his 'WBO' Championship title on April 23, 2005, at Caesar's Palace, Paradise, Nevada. This time his opponent was the famous Puerto Rican boxer Kermit Cintrón.

Margarito faced Cintrón again on April 12, 2008, at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was an 'IBF' title match, ending with Margarito becoming the 'IBF Welterweight Champion' for the first time in his career.

On July 26, 2008, the tremendous Mexican-American boxer defeated Miguel Cotto at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, to win the 'WBA Welterweight' title for the first time. Margarito met Miguel Cotto again in a WBA (Super) Light Middleweight championship match on December 3, 2011. However, this time, Cotto emerged victorious.

Before this defeat, Margarito had also competed against Manny Pacquiao for the 'WBC Light Middleweight' title on November 13, 2010, at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas. During the fight, Margarito suffered career-changing eye damage and lost the match.

The matches against Cotto and Pacquiao marked, for the first time, two consecutive defeats in Margarito's entire boxing career.

What awards has Antonio Margarito won?

Among his most significant achievements are the three different welterweight titles he won in his professional career: the WBA (Super), the IBF, and the WBO.

The first and the second one Margarito won in 2008. The last one he won in 2002 and retained it till 2007.

Other Interesting Antonio Margarito Facts And Trivia

  • Antonio Margarito was nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana or The Tijuana Tornado for his aggressive fighting style.
  • From 2004 to 2011, Margarito challenged for a light middleweight title three times in total. The first one was against Daniel Santos, the second one was against Manny Pacquiao, and the third one was against Miguel Cotto.
  • Before his match against Shane Mosley on June 24, 2009, Margarito was caught with some hand wraps containing calcium sulfate, which would turn into plaster of Paris if combined with moisture.

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