Former world champion Antonio "Tijuana Tornado" Margarito (40-8,27 KOs) gets opponent for his September 2 ring return on September 2 in Chihuhua Mexico. Margarito will take on current WBC International Silver Super Welterweight champ Carson Jones (40-11-3,30 KOs) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Margarito's manager Sergio Diaz has confirmed to Boxingscene.com that Margarito will make a ring return as his third fight since he came out of retirement last year.
"He needs to get into a real fight, he can't keep fighting guys like Paez Jr.,he's a smaller guy, and 'Canelo's brother. I mean, c'mon, we know what type of opponents they were. So he needs to get into a real fight. Mexico wanted to do a rematch with Paez Jr."
"I was telling Tony,'what do you want to do? Do you want to continue fighting rematches with Paez Jr and everybody is going to laugh and write bad things about it. If you want to just fight and make this kind of money, over $200,000 a fight, you can fight five times and make over a million dollars. Are you looking to hopefully get a big fight? What do you want to do?'"
"If he can't beat a Carson Jones, there's no way he should be in the ring with guys who are even better than him. So Toney said,'OK, let's do this."
"It has to be this type of opponent. Tony really hates when they write negative things about him, well, he's now in a real fight,''Diaz stated."There's still going to be some negative stuff but there will be some positive." -Sergio Diaz