In what turned out to be a very huge event, three-time world champion Antonio “Tony” Margarito was welcome by hundreds of fans for his public workout today in Aguascalientes. The “Tijuana Tornado” trained for 40 minutes under the hot sun in the “Tecate Box Tour” ring before signing autographs and taking pictures with fans or over an hour.
“I can really feel the support of the fans here in Aguascalientes. And I have promised them a great fight. I can’t wait to get into the ring Saturday night,” said Margarito, after the workout in the site of the San Marcos Fair.
Margarito will take on Roberto “Amenaza” Garcia in the main event of Latin Fury 14 this Saturday in a big pay-per-view card to be telecast live to the United States by Top Rank.
“I feel good and I am ready to get back to work. Its been a long time away from the ring and I am very happy to be back,” said Margarito, who has not fought since January of last year after losing to Shane Mosley and then been suspended for a year.
After the Margarito’s workout, Garcia had his own workout and was also well received by the fans as he did some work with his trainer Eric Brown.
“This is my championship fight. I have worked very hard to get to this point and will not let this great opportunity pass by. I have come to win this fight and that is what I will do this Saturday night,” said Garcia.
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 KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico; top-five contenders Urbano Antillion (27-1, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., and Rene “Super Chiroz” Gonzalez (27-1-1, 21 KOs), of Managua, Nicaragua, battle it out in a WBA lightweight title elimination bout; and the pay-per-view debut of flyweight sensation Alfonso López (4-0, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, the son of legendary world champion and Mexican icon Ricardo López.