Three Time World Champion Antonio Margarito Returns to the Ring on beIN SPORTS En Español Saturday, March 5th

Former Welterweight Titleholder’s Comeback To Be Complemented by
Network’s Unparalleled Live Studio Coverage

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After four years out of the boxing ring, “El Tornado de Tijuana” Antonio
Margarito, will make his highly anticipated return to the ring on beIN
SPORTS en Español.

Margarito’s career has been full of memorable hard fought battles, drama
and controversy. A devastating eye injury that required surgery forced
him into retirement in 2011. He now wants to prove that his recovery is
complete and will fight fellow Mexican Jorge “El Maromerito” Páez, son
of the colorful former world champion Jorge “Maromero” Páez, in what
promises to be a memorable bout in Mexico City on Saturday March 5th.

Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs), who turns 38 on March 18th, has
faced an impressive list of opponents in his illustrious career
including Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Roberto Garcia, Kermit Cintrón,
Shane Mosley and Joshua Klotey.

Boxing fans around the world are curious to see how the three-time
world champion Antonio Margarito performs on his return to the ring,”
said Antonio Briceño, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS. “beIN
SPORTS, is thrilled to bring this historic event to U.S. audiences. Fans
can tune-in to our Spanish-language channel and our authenticated
streaming service beIN SPORTS CONNECT for coverage of this highly
anticipated fight, in addition to visiting our website and social
channels for the latest in boxing news.”

Margarito’s comeback will be available to U.S. viewers on both beIN
SPORTS en Español and beIN SPORTS CONNECT. Special coverage will be
anchored by Andrés Bermúdez who will be providing his
always-electrifying play-by-play.

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Launched in 2012, beIN SPORTS is the fastest growing international
sports network in the U.S. and is offered on 9 of the largest 10
cable/satellite TV providers in the U.S., as well as other systems
across the country. beIN SPORTS offers viewers premium sports content
and entertainment across multiple platforms including TV channels beIN
SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español and live streaming on beIN SPORTS
CONNECT. A cornerstone of beIN SPORTS is its unrivaled live soccer
coverage, which includes live matches from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and
CONMEBOL/ CONCACAF/CAF World Cup Qualifiers, as well as news and
in-depth analysis of all the top leagues from around the world. With
beIN SPORTS CONNECT, authenticated subscribers can also enjoy all the
exciting action from the two networks and stream live overflow matches
offered in HD on your computer, tablet or smart phone. In addition to
soccer, beIN SPORTS serves as a haven to fans of motorsports, tennis,
rugby, volleyball and boxing, among others.


Valerie Boldrin, 305-777-1900 Ext. 6024
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