The anticipated return of multi-decorated Miguel Cotto against James Kirkland is off. Late Thursday, Cotto’s promoter Roc Nation Sports distributed the following press release advising that the entire fight card had been cancelled. Roc Nation Sports today received notification from James Kirkland’s team that Kirkland has suffered an injury which will force him to withdraw from his match against Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The reported injury is a fractured nose. Unfortunately, the entire HBO Pay-Per-View show at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas is cancelled. For customers who purchased through Ticketmaster via phone, online or mobile channels, you will receive a credit to the method of payment…
Reigning NABO Junior Welterweight Champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (20-0-3, 14 KOs) will face Mexican knockout specialist Juan Pablo “Che Che” Lopez (29-3, 24 KOs) in a 10-round champion defense on the freeview undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland “The Return” on Saturday, February 25 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. It comes as no surprise the Dallas-native was on hand when Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions and the Dallas Cowboys organization officially announced the event in December at the team’s newly minted World Corporate Headquarters. Tickets priced at $304, $204, $154, $104, $79, $54 and $29 not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now and available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge…
LAS VEGAS – HOF trainer Freddy Roach (trainer of Miguel Cotto) addresses the media following Cotto’s loss. Cotto opted not to appear. During his address he says he feels Cotto won the fight, they deserve a rematch and his believe that Miguel Cotto will bounce back.
LAS VEGAS – At the conclusion of Saturday night’s Cotto vs Canelo pay-per-view fight, where Canelo Alvarez emerged the victor, promoter Oscar De La Hoya announces that Canelo will fight next in May and again in September. Dates previously held by Floyd Mayweather. Who will he fight?
LAS VEGAS – At the Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez post-fight press conference, when asked about his desire to fight Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez responds he’ll fight Golovkin tonight if that’s what people want. Plus highlights from tonight’s undercard final press conference.
LAS VEGAS – Looking young, strong andinvincible, Canelo Alvarez handily defeated Miguel Cotto on Saturday night to become the new WBC middleweight champion. With a reported 11,274 on hand, Canelo utilized a full arsenal of weapons to keep Cotto on his heels. The now former champion appeared to have nothing in the way of power to keep Alvarez at bay. Snapping body shots and uppercuts Canelo was an unstoppable force that was able to withstand the signature Cotto body shots and jabs. The judges final scores: 117-111, 119-109, 118-110 for Alvarez. A wide spread that didn’t truly reflect the action that was happening in the ring. While Canelo dominated the rounds, Cotto did find affective use in…
LAS VEGAS – Today at 2:30 PM PT, watch Miguel A. Cotto and Canelo Alvarez hit the scales ahead of their Saturday night pay-per-view event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. In this next installment of Puerto Rico vs Mexico, Canelo Alvarez now finds himself in a position to capture the middleweight strap while Cotto was stripped of the title this week after a sanctioning fee/step aside fee dispute. Watch the weigh-in LIVE right here.
LAS VEGAS – In case you missed last night’s airing, watch the full episode of 24/7 Cotto vs Canelo. With the fight now less than two days away, the combatants make final preparations to take the next step in their respective boxing legacies. Reported for the purses are 15 million for Cotto and 5 million for Canelo.
LAS VEGAS – Holding court for the final time before the weigh-in and subsequent fight, the principal players Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez and their respective teams addressed the media for the final time. Joined by WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, all promised that the “Super Bowl For Latinos” will be a night to remember.
With the fight now two days away, a sampling of boxing’s new age media weigh-in on their predictions for Saturday night. As the next chapter of Puerto Rico vs. Mexico gets underway will experience and boxing ability prevail over youth and strength? At the conclusion of the video add you prediction by taking our poll below.