Former three-time welterweight champion Antonio Margarito stepped back into
the ring Saturday night in Rosarito, Baja Mexico and narrowly edged Ramon Alvarez, the older brother of Canelo Alvarez by split decision.
Margarito improves to 40-8 with the victory, his second since returning from a four-year period away from boxing. Two judges scored the fight 97-92 for Margarito and a third had the fight 95-94 for Alvarez in a super welterweight fight. Alvarez drops to 23-5-2.
Margarito had a knockdown in the eighth round
Margarito returned to the ring in March defeating Jorge Paez Jr.
After beating Ramon Alvarez, he told reporters that he wants a shot at Canelo later this year.