Antonio Margarito hangs up his gloves
Antonio Margarito, the controversial Mexican-American welterweight, has announced his retirement.
The former WBA, WBO and IBF champion holds notable victories over Sergio Martinez, Joshua Clottey and Miguel Cotto, however his career will be forever remembered for his 2009 fight with Shane Mosley.
Margarito was found with illegal handwraps before his fight with Mosley, and despite the bout going ahead and Mosley securing a sensational ninth round TKO, Margarito and trainer Javier Capetillo received one year bans from the sport.
Since returning, Margarito (38-8) has lost three of his four fights- including a brutal beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in November 2010.
His final fight, a stoppage at the hands of previous victim Cotto, left the 34-year-old with few options at the top level and lead some to question the legitimacy of Margarito’s 2008 victory over the Puerto Rican.
In retirement, Margarito will continue to manage IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez.