Cotto & Martínez Media Tour Starts March 10

PhilBoxing.com
Tue, 25 Feb 2014

MIGUEL COTTO and SERGIO MARTÍNEZ WORLD TITLE MEDIA TOUR STARTS MARCH 10. Boxing Icons to Host Press Conferences in Puerto Rico, New York, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires

NEW YORK (February 24, 2014) — Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and World Boxing Council (WBC)/The Ring middleweight champion and Argentina’s favorite son SERGIO “Maravilla” MARTÍNEZ,

will begin their promotional roadwork on Monday, March 10 with a four-city, two-hemisphere media tour to announce their eagerly-anticipated fight for the World Middleweight Championship. Cotto vs. Martínez will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. The fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Cotto will attempt to become Puerto Rico’s first four-division world champion while Martínez, who has never lost a world championship fight, defends the title he first won in 2010. Both gladiators boast a combined record of 89-6-2 (59 KOs) – a winning percentage of 92% and a victory by knockout ratio of 66%.

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Is Canelo fight Cotto 2.0 for Trout?

Austin Trout’s arrival as A Fighter To Be Taken Seriously followed his impressive decision win over Miguel Cotto at Madison Square Garden last December. That earned him Saturday’s Showtime-televised shot against Canelo Alvarez, and the fact that he is considered to have something close to a 50-50 shot to score another upset win says a lot about both his style and that of his opponent.

Like Cotto, Alvarez is known for the deliberate but forceful pressure he applies during the course of a fight. Neither man is renowned for his pace, for fancy footwork or flashy combinations. Instead, they generally walk their foes down, in the process slowing them with heavy-handed punches, and looking to soften them up for a late stoppage.

Except for a couple of rounds when Cotto’s pressure appeared as if it might tell, Trout was Continue reading