Net Worth: $15 Million
- Source of Wealth Sports, Boxing
- Birth Place Torrance, California
- Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
- Marital Status Married (Michelle Margarito)
- Full Name Antonio Margarito Montiel
- Nationality Mexican-American
- Date of Birth March 18, 1978
- Ethnicity Mexican
- Weight 73 in (185 cm)
- Occupation Retired Boxer
About Antonio Margarito
Nicknamed El Tornado de Tijuana, retired Mexican-American professional boxer Antonio Margarito has $15 million estimated net worth. He gained his net worth through his many boxing events and championship wins as well as the manager for the IBF Lightweight Champion Miquel Vasques. He is a former WBA, WBO & IBF Welterweight Champion known for his aggressive fighting style and his iron chin. He is currently trained by former IBF Super Featherweight Champion Roberto Garcia.
Born Antonio Margarito Montiel on March 18, 1978 in Torrance, California, he is also called Margacheato, Tony and The Express Train. He compiled a record of 18-3 in his relatively brief amateur career. He indicated that he may have turned pro quickly due to financial problems.
Antonio Margarito made his debut at the age of 15 when be won over Jose Trujillo by decision in Tijuana. He made his first knockout when he defeated Victor Angulo in the second round of the fight on April 25. He suffered his first defeat on October 17 against Victor Lozoya in a six round decision. He made a record of 4-2 in his six bouts. He went 28-1-1 with notable wins against Alfred Ankamah, Juan Soberanes, Sergio Gabriel Martinez, Buck Smith, David Kamau and Frankie Randall who is a former World Light Welterweight Champion who became the first man to beat Julio César Chávez in 91 fights.
As a professional boxer, Margarito had remarkable bouts with titled boxers including Miguel Cotto of PuertoRico, Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquaio. However, he was involved in an incident when his corner was caught tampering with his hand wraps prior to his bout with Mosley. CSAC found out that the hand wraps contain sulphur and calcium which, when combined with oxygen, will form Plaster of Paris. He now has a record of 30 wins, 4 losses and 1 no contest where 21 wins are knockouts. He held the titles WBO Welterweight Champion, IBF Welterweight Champion and WBA Welterweight Champion.