The Puerto Rican legend Cotto will put his WBC middleweight title on the line at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, with ‘The Channel of Champions’ BoxNation once again proving its punching power by adding yet another colossal contest to its action-packed schedule.
These two icons are set to meet in the height of winter but no matchup will be as sizzling hot as this one when old feuds are renewed as another Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry takes shape.
Both nations have slipped on the gloves and settled their arguments a number of times in the ring, including historic brawls such as Salvador Sanchez’s knockout of Wilfredo Vasquez and Felix Trinidad’s ferocious meeting with Oscar De La Hoya.
Now, a new chapter is ready to be written with Cotto and Canelo set to author their own version and unleash some more fistic fury for a fabled boxing tale.
The world’s number one boxing channel, BoxNation, will be the only place for British fans to tune in and see how it all unfolds, in what is one of boxing’s most eye-catching divisions.
Four-weight world champion Cotto, with a record of 40-4 with 33 KOs, and former WBC and WBA super-welterweight world champion Canelo, 45-1-1 and 32 KOs, have guaranteed fireworks when they do battle.
“I will give the fans the fight they want to see,” said Cotto. “As I have always said, during my whole career, I am here to fight the best names and the best fighters. This will be another chapter in my career and I will be ready for him. Fans will enjoy a real fight, another classic battle in the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry.”
“Historically, mega-fights are made because fans demand them,” said Canelo. “In this case, the fans have spoken out, longing for this fight and it is my pleasure to say that it is finally happening. All fights at this level are very important, but this fight in particular has something more. It will hold a special place in history as part of the big rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico, and I promise all the fans that this is going to be an event that will not disappoint.”
Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “This is a very special fight, it has ‘fight of the year’ written all over it, and BoxNation is delighted to deliver it live and exclusive for our customers. It will be an incredible, all-action, matchup to round off a fantastic year for BoxNation. Our subscribers demand the very best fights so we are pleased to add yet another leading contest to our outstanding, value-for-money, schedule. Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are two fighters who hold nothing back and this fight will no doubt go down as an instant classic.”
Cotto-Canelo joins an unbelievable schedule on BoxNation which is stacked from top to bottom.
This weekend the channel will air Floyd Mayweather’s final bout live and exclusive when he defends his WBC and WBA welterweight world titles against Andre Berto, with Britain’s George Groves on the card challenging for Badou Jack’s WBC super-middleweight crown.
BoxNation will also show a host of other top fights including Frank Buglioni v Fedor Chudinov on Sept 26, Lucas Matthysse v Viktor Postol on Oct 3, Terry Flanagan v Diego Magdaleno on Oct 10, Gennady Golovkin v David Lemieux on Oct 17, Terence Crawford v Dierry Jean on Oct 24 and Mitchell Smith v George Jupp on Oct 30.
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