Three time welterweight world champion Antonio “Tony” Margarito and Roberto “Amenaza” Garcia promises a great fight this Saturday when they will meet in the main event of “Latin Fury 14” a big pay per view boxing card presented by Top Rank Inc. “I am really looking forward to this fight like it was my first. I am still very hungry and still have a lot to accomplish in my career. This fight Saturday against Garcia is very important because I want to come back and give the fans a great fight.” said Margarito.
It a packed house at the “Tecate Boxing Tour” in the grounds of the San Marcos Fair as Jorge “Coloradito” Solis the WBA interim super featherweight champion met his challenger Mario Santiago of Puerto Rico for the first time.
“I have prepared very well for this fight and will give it all I got. As a world champion I have a big responsibility to the fans to come ready to fight and I will be ready.” said Solis, who is the brother of former world champion Ulises “Archie” Solis.
The Margarito-Garcia match-up is schedule for 10 rounds of action.
“I have no pressure on me here. I have everything to win and nothing to lose. I have come to win and make a name for myself by beating Margarito and that’s what I intend to do this Saturday night.” said Garcia who lives in McAllen, Texas.
The only words with an edge where spoken by Garcia.
“I can tell right now what the biggest difference between Margarito and me are, that I can fight in the United States and he can’t.” said Garcia.
Margarito took it in stride and said:
“Your fight with me will be you five minutes of fame so enjoy it.”
Mario Santiago, of Ponce, Puerto Rico will be fighting for a world title for the second time, he had a draw against Steven Luevano in a bout for the WBO featherweight championship two years ago.
“I believe the fight between Solis and I will be the fight of the night. I had a great training camp and I feel very confident that I can win this fight here in Mexico and take the title back to Puerto Rico.” said Santiago.
The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super featherweight champion Jorge Solis (38-2-2) of Guadalajara, Mexico defending his title against top-10 contender and one-time world title challenger Mario Santiago (21-2-1, 14 KO’s) of Ponce, Puerto Rico; top-five contenders Urbano Antillion (27-1, 20 KO’s) of Maywood, Calif. and Rene “Super Chiroz” Gonzalez (27-1-1, 21 KO’s) of Managua, Nicaragua battle it out in a WBA lightweight title elimination bout; and the pay-per-view debut of flyweight sensation Alfonso Lopez (4-0, 2 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico the son of legendary world champion and Mexican icon Ricardo Lopez.