Miguel Cotto vows that “history will be made” against RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on June 7 at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which Cotto calls his “second home.”
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto have agreed in principle to a June 7 fight on HBO Pay Per View at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Top Rank President Todd duBoef confirmed to RingTV.com on Thursday.
Sergio Martinez’s advisor, Sampson Lewkowicz, is declaring THE RING middleweight champ’s June 7 title defense against Miguel Cotto to be “97 percent done” after having spoken to Cotto’s advisor, Gaby Penagaricano, on Monday in Mexico City.
Sergio Martinez has agreed to defend his RING middleweight title against Miguel Cotto on June 7. Now all that’s left is for Cotto to agree as well.
Fans share their thoughts and questions about the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute fight, what might be next for both Montreal stars, the Mike Perez-Carlos Takam draw, the heavyweight division, South Africa’s best big man, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Readers share their thoughts on the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute fight, heavyweight Mike Perez’s plans, the merits of Miguel Cotto’s career, Chris Eubank’s ring entrances and the best fighters to turn pro after 1990, among other subjects, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto said that “just a couple of issues” need to be ironed out before he faces RING and WBC champion Sergio Martinez on June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Manny Pacquiao says that a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could not happen until 2015 if Mayweather is not willing to work with Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Floyd Mayweather has acknowledged the potential for bouts with either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana, while dismissing the notion of a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Marcos Maidana edged Manny Pacquiao for Comeback of the Year honors in RingTV.com’s year-end award poll. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Comeback of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
Saturday’s win by Marcos Maidana to dethrone Adrien Broner as WBA welterweight titleholder drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sports, Stephen Espinoza, announced on Tuesday.