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Posted February 20, 2014 by Luis Mercado in Sports
 
 

Miguel Cotto vs Sergio Martinez Fight At Madison Square Garden Confirmed [Photo]

Former world champion Miguel Cotto is moving up in weight to face middleweight champion Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden in what is sure to be an action packed fight.

The fight which was finalized today, will occur on June 7 at Madison Square Garden and it will be covered by HBO Sports.

Cotto, which could join the Puerto Rican Day parade festivities that weekend, has won titles at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. This is his opportunity to make history as a champion in four weight divisions.

“I am very happy to be back in my second home, Madison Square Garden in New York, to once again make history in front of my fans. I will be ready and prepared to do whatever it takes to bring the WBC middleweight title of the world to my country of Puerto Rico.”

Top Rank president Todd duBoef confirmed the fight on ESPN.

“It’s done. Ready to go. I think the energy and the passion associated with both these fighters and the passion that their countries have for them is going to make this an incredible event and an incredible fight, maybe unprecedented in my career, which is over 20 years.”

This should be an exciting fight.