Twice former world champion from Tijuana, Antonio Margarito returns to the ring on September 2 facing a very demanding test.
As Margarito seeks to establish his level and authority in a bid to return to a world championship shot, the “Tijuana Tornado” will face strong American Carson Jones in Chihuahua.
The event will be headlining an attractive feature promoted by Zanfer and will be broadcast by the House of Boxing, Azteca 7 in a Zanfer promotion.
Margarito recently ended more than four years of inactivity in March 2016 when defeating Jorge Páez Jr. via decision in Mexico City Arena and five months later in Rosarito, Baja California scored a majority decision over Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez in both exciting fights.
Opponent Jones began to draw attention from very early in his career when he entered the ring to defeat the then solid prospect Donovan Castañeda. In his next bout, he beat Verdell Smith who had a record of 46 victories.
In this case, Jones will be a dangerous opponent for Margarito as he seeks to achieve another significant victory.
Looking at his record in more depth, shows in July 2006 he took undefeated Justin Flanagan’s ‘0’ and in January 2008 Jones beat José González, who was 11-1-0 at the time.
In May 2009, he knocked out Michi Muñoz (21-2-0) to win the Continental WBC Americas Championship and in December 2009 he took another ‘0’ in unbeaten Tyrone Brunson (21-0-1).
In April 2010, he beat world ranked Jason LeHoullier (21-2-1), whilst in May 2011 he knocked out Michael Clark to claim the welterweight championship of the US.
Jones elevated his reputation when he traveled to England to face Kell Brook, even though he lost a controversial majority decision. And in his next bout, also in the UK, he tied with Dean Byrne.
More recently, in 2015, he knocked out world title challenger Brian Rose in one round to become WBC Int. super welterweight champion, but lost by decision in a direct rematch.
Since then he has fought three times and has three wins. He knocked out Mikel Williams and Starr Johnson before in his most recent fight in November 2016 in London, he stopped previously unbeaten Ben Hall (9-0-1) to be crowned WBC International super welterweight champion again.
Against this background, Jones poses a serious threat to Margarito, who has accepted this fight to prove he’s ready for the best Super-welters in the world.