Starting his career in January 1994 at the age of 15, orthodox boxer Antonio Margarito has now been pro for 22 years and has built up a career of 39-8-0. Margarito now moves into the final stages of his career. Margarito's longest KO streak is 7 fights long out of his 48 pro career fights.
In an impressive debut, Margarito kept his calm and defeated Jose Trujillo over 4 rounds via a judges decision. This was only the 4th time Trujillo had been taken the full distance. Continuing on from his debut, Margarito had an impressive start to his career as he went on to fight 26 fights including 6 times in 1994, 2 times in 1995 and 14 times between 1996 and 2000 against fighters such as David Kamau, Buck Smith and Miguel Gonzalez.
Taking the first knock of his career, Margarito fought Victor Lozoya on October 17th, 1994 and was defeated by Lozoya. On October 17th, 1994, Margarito took on and was defeated over the distance by Victor Lozoya in his first career defeat. Margarito lost via PTS in a valiant effort. Margarito's win streak of 5 rose to 18 following 13 wins against boxers such as Alfred Ankamah, Miguel Gonzalez, Danny Perez and 6 others.
Margarito kept his losses at 3 by beating Buck Smith on October 23rd, 1999. Becoming the 3rd fighter to stop Smith, Margarito beat Smith via TKO in the 5th round of a 8 round fight. Margarito continued his success in the next 19 fights taking his record to 35 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws.
On April 12th, 2008, Margarito went into action again and beat Kermit Cintron taking the winning record to 36 wins. Margarito was the 2nd person to stop Kermit and he did it in the 6th round via KO.
On January 24th, 2009, Margarito took on and was defeated by Shane Mosley meaning his career tally went to 37-6-0. Shane Mosley became the first person to stop Margarito. The win came via TKO in the 9th round of a 12 round bout.
Ensuring he added another win to his tally, Antonio Margarito defeated Jorge Paez jr on March 5th, 2016 in his latest fight. Keeping his record on track, Margarito showed his boxing ability in his most recent fight, taking Jorge Paez jr the distance and securing a UD decision victory in a 10 round fight.