NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto is set for his first fight under Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports banner.
Cotto defends his share of the 160-pound championship against Daniel Geale on June 6 at the Barclays Center in New York.
Cotto had long fought under the Top Rank promotion until he split from the company early this year to sign with Roc Nation.
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It’s no surprise that Leonard Ellerbe is picking Floyd Mayweather Jr. to win on May 2.
What might be a shock, however, is how the Mayweather Promotions CEO suggests it’ll end.
“I know for a fact that he’ll be able to come out and dictate the pace,” he said. “[Manny Pacquiao] makes a lot of mistakes, and Floyd will be able to exploit those mistakes from the opening bell. We might see a knockout in this fight. If Floyd sees the opportunity, I know for a fact that he’ll finish it off.”
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WBC Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is apparently getting closer to announcing his next opponent and it looks as if it could be former WBA and IBF title holder Daniel Geale.
Promoter Gary Shaw who works with Roc Nation – the promotion company Cotto has recently signed with – said: “Yes, rumours are true (in regard to serious talks for Cotto vs Geale),”
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Miguel Cotto has zeroed in on an opponent for his first defense of the WBC middleweight title, and it is former WBA and IBF champion Daniel Geale of Australia.
“Yes, rumors are true (in regard to serious talks for Cotto vs Geale),” promoter Gary Shaw said. Shaw recently had a deal in place to merge with Roc Nation Sports, with whom Cotto is now aligned. The deal fell through, but Shaw is still working with Roc Nation.
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Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true’, a well-known idiom that must be reverberating around the mind of Miguel Cotto.
Despite becoming the most decorated fighter in Puerto Rico’s rich boxing history, when he mauled Sergio Martinez on his way to winning his fourth divisional title, the legendary Miguel Cotto just can’t catch a break.
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