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Tornado Warning in Mexico

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It’s getting close to fight time and the three time welterweight champion of the world, Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito is very anxious to get in the ring and fight for the first time in over 15 months. “I’ve have been working in the gym all time but it’s not the same to get into the ring and fight. Saturday night can’t get here soon enough for me,” said Margarito today, during an International Satellite tour from his hotel in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Margarito will battle Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia in the 10 round main event of “Latin Fury 14” a big championship card the will televised live on pay-per-view from the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Aguascalientes in the final weekend of the San Marcos Fair.

“Its going to be a good fight. Garcia is a big puncher the comes forward and as everyone knows so do I so should a great fight for the fans,” said Margarito.

Garcia knows he is the underdog, but is confident he can get the victory on Saturday.

“I am very hungry and this is the biggest opportunity of my career. I will prove to everyone that I can fight the best fighters in the world”, said Garcia.

The weight-in is schedule for 12:00 noon tomorrow at the “Tecate Boxing Tour” site in the grounds of the fair.

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 Alonzo López (4-0, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, the son of legendary champion Ricardo “Finito’ Lopez who will take on Oswaldo Sandoval (1-1, 0 KOs) of Puebla, Mexico.

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