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PostSubject: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:15 pm

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The Orange County clothing company Affliction used to sponsor Antonio Margarito in the three fights that ended with the Tijuana boxer's infamous 2009 loss to Shane Mosley, when plaster-caked inserts were confiscated from inside Margarito's hand wraps before the bout.

Margarito Margarito and his uncle-translator, Fernando Ramirez, re-visited Affliction President Tom Atencio about two weeks ago to inquire about renewing the deal for Margarito's Nov. 13 bout against Manny Pacquiao at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"Anyone in his right mind would be hesitant -- I was hesitant given his situation [with the scandal], and the fact he's fighting Pacquiao," Atencio said. "Nobody's coming close to beating Pacquiao. He's at the top of his game."

Ramirez said, "Affliction was saying the economy was bad, it wasn't looking good."

Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) then made a confident pronouncement.

"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Said Atencio: "My partner and I just looked at each other and said, 'That's punk rock, that's who we are,' and we couldn't think of a better way to support him."

So Atencio guaranteed the undisclosed five-figure deal should Margarito upset Pacquiao in the junior-middleweight world title fight, and promised Margarito some royalties from sales of the special Affliction "Margarito" shirt that the boxer will wear during the filming of HBO's "24/7" preview show and also at the pre- and post-fight news conferences, the weigh-in and his ring walk on fight night.

"The value of the sponsorship could be in the six figures," Atencio said. "If he does win, it'll catapult him and us. It's a gamble."

Ramirez said Margarito's bold stance followed another proposed side bet in which the boxer told Ramirez he'd wager his Mercedes against the uncle's Jeep.

"I've never seen Tony this sure of himself," Ramirez said. "He's faced the anger at him and he has the hunger to beat Pacquiao and prove he's a real world champion. Pacquiao's going to have a hard time with him. Tony's so hungry to be viewed as the fighter he was before [the hand-wraps scandal]. He's out to clean his name."

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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:04 pm

gomez1012 wrote:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/10/margarito-bets-on-himself-in-sponsorship-deal-manny-pacquiao-boxing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LAT_Sports_Blog+%28The+Fabulous+Forum%29

The Orange County clothing company Affliction used to sponsor Antonio Margarito in the three fights that ended with the Tijuana boxer's infamous 2009 loss to Shane Mosley, when plaster-caked inserts were confiscated from inside Margarito's hand wraps before the bout.

Margarito Margarito and his uncle-translator, Fernando Ramirez, re-visited Affliction President Tom Atencio about two weeks ago to inquire about renewing the deal for Margarito's Nov. 13 bout against Manny Pacquiao at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"Anyone in his right mind would be hesitant -- I was hesitant given his situation [with the scandal], and the fact he's fighting Pacquiao," Atencio said. "Nobody's coming close to beating Pacquiao. He's at the top of his game."

Ramirez said, "Affliction was saying the economy was bad, it wasn't looking good."

Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) then made a confident pronouncement.

"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Said Atencio: "My partner and I just looked at each other and said, 'That's punk rock, that's who we are,' and we couldn't think of a better way to support him."

So Atencio guaranteed the undisclosed five-figure deal should Margarito upset Pacquiao in the junior-middleweight world title fight, and promised Margarito some royalties from sales of the special Affliction "Margarito" shirt that the boxer will wear during the filming of HBO's "24/7" preview show and also at the pre- and post-fight news conferences, the weigh-in and his ring walk on fight night.

"The value of the sponsorship could be in the six figures," Atencio said. "If he does win, it'll catapult him and us. It's a gamble."

Ramirez said Margarito's bold stance followed another proposed side bet in which the boxer told Ramirez he'd wager his Mercedes against the uncle's Jeep.

"I've never seen Tony this sure of himself," Ramirez said. "He's faced the anger at him and he has the hunger to beat Pacquiao and prove he's a real world champion. Pacquiao's going to have a hard time with him. Tony's so hungry to be viewed as the fighter he was before [the hand-wraps scandal]. He's out to clean his name."

--Lance Pugmire



I have a very reliable source that told a friend of mine's best friends neighbor's dogcatchers mother that pacman is throwing the fight
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:36 pm

jz_hova wrote:
gomez1012 wrote:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/10/margarito-bets-on-himself-in-sponsorship-deal-manny-pacquiao-boxing.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LAT_Sports_Blog+%28The+Fabulous+Forum%29

The Orange County clothing company Affliction used to sponsor Antonio Margarito in the three fights that ended with the Tijuana boxer's infamous 2009 loss to Shane Mosley, when plaster-caked inserts were confiscated from inside Margarito's hand wraps before the bout.

Margarito Margarito and his uncle-translator, Fernando Ramirez, re-visited Affliction President Tom Atencio about two weeks ago to inquire about renewing the deal for Margarito's Nov. 13 bout against Manny Pacquiao at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"Anyone in his right mind would be hesitant -- I was hesitant given his situation [with the scandal], and the fact he's fighting Pacquiao," Atencio said. "Nobody's coming close to beating Pacquiao. He's at the top of his game."

Ramirez said, "Affliction was saying the economy was bad, it wasn't looking good."

Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) then made a confident pronouncement.

"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Said Atencio: "My partner and I just looked at each other and said, 'That's punk rock, that's who we are,' and we couldn't think of a better way to support him."

So Atencio guaranteed the undisclosed five-figure deal should Margarito upset Pacquiao in the junior-middleweight world title fight, and promised Margarito some royalties from sales of the special Affliction "Margarito" shirt that the boxer will wear during the filming of HBO's "24/7" preview show and also at the pre- and post-fight news conferences, the weigh-in and his ring walk on fight night.

"The value of the sponsorship could be in the six figures," Atencio said. "If he does win, it'll catapult him and us. It's a gamble."

Ramirez said Margarito's bold stance followed another proposed side bet in which the boxer told Ramirez he'd wager his Mercedes against the uncle's Jeep.

"I've never seen Tony this sure of himself," Ramirez said. "He's faced the anger at him and he has the hunger to beat Pacquiao and prove he's a real world champion. Pacquiao's going to have a hard time with him. Tony's so hungry to be viewed as the fighter he was before [the hand-wraps scandal]. He's out to clean his name."

--Lance Pugmire



I have a very reliable source that told a friend of mine's best friends neighbor's dogcatchers mother that pacman is throwing the fight

LOL. Reminds me of one of the best Ferris Bueller quotes:

"Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious. "
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:46 pm

This takes some serious balls to make such a bold move. Ima say it right here, If Tony wins, I'll buy his affliction shirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:17 pm

I thought Margarito was gonna take a dive.. what's the real word on the street?
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:32 pm

With each day my love for Margarito is returning, WAR Tony.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:40 pm

Ali wrote:
With each day my love for Margarito is returning, WAR Tony.

now that's the Co-President of the Administration i know
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:42 pm

jz_hova wrote:
Ali wrote:
With each day my love for Margarito is returning, WAR Tony.

now that's the Co-President of the Administration i know

LOL The Administration ahh those were the good old days.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:49 pm

"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Ali said if he lost, he would take the first plane out of the country....now that's a ballsy statement.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:57 pm

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"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Ali said if he lost, he would take the first plane out of the country....now that's a ballsy statement.

You're talking about Cassius right ?? because I'd be more than happy to depart these shores.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:27 pm

Ali wrote:
jz_hova wrote:
Ali wrote:
With each day my love for Margarito is returning, WAR Tony.

now that's the Co-President of the Administration i know

LOL The Administration ahh those were the good old days.


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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:03 pm

Ali wrote:
flapanther2001 wrote:
"Tell them I'm wearing the shirt," Margarito told Ramirez in Spanish. "I don't want anything if I lose. But if I win, I want this five-figure deal."

Ali said if he lost, he would take the first plane out of the country....now that's a ballsy statement.

You're talking about Cassius right ?? because I'd be more than happy to depart these shores.
Yeah....LOL.....I thought it funny that Margo thought he could finagle some money out of Affliction with that statement. However, if you ever decide to escape the weather )I believe you're in Scotland, right?) you are more than welcome to enjoy the surf & sand of Fla.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:12 pm

I am surprised they didn't jump at the exposure, Pacquiao's fights are the biggest attraction in boxing now.

You live in Florida ? I am extremely jealous.
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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:51 am

I didnt know Affliction was still around after their MMA venture failed big time

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PostSubject: Re: Antonio Margarito bets on himself in deal with Affliction    Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:52 pm

gomez1012 wrote:
I didnt know Affliction was still around after their MMA venture failed big time


Really? They immediately signed a deal with the UFC.
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