La Batalla de Cotto
(From left, Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito pose for a shot.)
Boricua champ Miguel Cotto hopes to add another win to his record of 32-0 with 26 KOs when he faces el mejicano champ Antonio Margarito on the boxing ring. Margarito has a record of 36-5 with 26 KOs.
Cotto is the WBA champion in the welterweight division and Margarito is the WBO/IBF champion in the same weight, said promoter Bob Arum at a recent press conference in Manhattan. The boxing match will be on July 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, live on pay-per-view.
“What you see here are two of the best welterweights in boxing today,” Arum said.
No welterweight championship fight has created so much excitement since the welterweight title fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Thomas Hearns in September 1981. – Ismael Nunez
Photo by Ismael Nunez