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Cotto Appeal Denied, Still Owes Evangelista $2 Million

By Elisinio Castillo

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) received some bad news before Saturday's return against Delvin Rodriguez in Orlando, Florida. A court ruling has denied his appeal of an October 2012 decision which orders him to pay $2 million dollars to his uncle and former trainer Evangelista Cotto.

In 2009, Evangelista attacked Miguel during a training dispute. The altercation was violent and Evangelista was later taken to the hospital with injuries. Evangelista, after he was officially fired, filed a lawsuit in Caguas and claimed that he was owed money from Miguel's fights.

Gabriel Peñagarícano, Cotto's legal adviser, appealed the ruling.

Now that Cotto's appeal was denied, his legal team still has the option - within 30 days - to pursue one final legal manuever to reverse last year's order. While all of this is going on, the interest is building on the $2 million.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by strykr619 on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=flint;13810367]looks like that if you throw the first punch. then you also can sue.[/QUOTE] Its on thing to defend yourself, its another when you beat the **** out of someone. Also it didn't help that Cotto is a Professional Fighter…

Comment by radioraheem on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=aces725;13812432]You can't be that dumb dude .. Trout was an unknown and the fight was on regular hbo , he only fought him to get a belt but lost .. Cotto has made millions in his career , he's financially…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13813294]:lol1: How's it going Mr. Fantastic? Should have known you can't resist NSB when Cotto fights.[/QUOTE] Poking fun at his retards is funny. :D I called this [I]s[/I]hit fight a loooong time ago.

Comment by El Angel on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=Fantastic One;13813270]Guess Cotto's wife needs to punch Cotto more than once. That cheater thinking he can fool us that he's a family man. SMH![/QUOTE] :lol1: How's it going Mr. Fantastic? Should have known you can't resist NSB when Cotto fights.

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13811309]If someone treated me like shi[COLOR="Black"]t and was demanding compensation for not doing his job, I would've hit him more than once.[/COLOR][/QUOTE] Guess Cotto's wife needs to punch Cotto more than once. That cheater thinking he can fool us…

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