Is Antonio Margarito Making a Comeback?

Antonio Margarito has been enjoying the life of a retired boxer. However after 42 months out of the action he is back in training and maybe returning to the junior middleweight or middleweight division.

Margarito was forced to retire due to a serious right eye injury he suffered during his decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2010. The injuery was so bad that The New York commission almost pulled the plug on the Margarito vs Cotto rematch @ MSG. The fight went on as schedule however during the fight his eye blew up within a few rounds and forced the ringside physician to stop the fight in the 9th RD.

Margarito told ESPN Deportes - "I need to talk to my family. Yes, I have thought about it because my eye is one hundred percent, but I do have the urge and it needs to be discussed. Middleweight and junior middleweight are by far the most interesting divisions. Right now I'm up to 175 pounds. I need to get down to 154 pounds or stay at 160 pounds. Obviously I'd like to go against the elite, with anyone...Cotto, Canelo, those who say they are the best. I feel good in all aspects."

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