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Cotto Could Earn $6 Million for Margarito Rematch on 9/17

By Rey Colon

The WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will face Antonio Margarito in a rematch on September 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the purse of the Puerto Rican could be worth as much as $6 million dollars, according to Bob Arum, CEO of Top Rank. Margarito is having additional tests conducted to ensure that his injuries, suffered in the bout with Manny Pacquiao last November, are fully healed.

"That fight was going to happen on July 16 but I met with Margarito's team and the doctor said that he wants to conduct additional tests on his right eye because he wants to ensure [Margarito] has perfect vision. So we are going to move to it to September 17 when Independence Day is celebrated in Mexico. And we are going to do it at the MGM Grand. Cotto will likely earn $6 million," Arum said. "The Puerto Ricans will go to Las Vegas to support Cotto. This has been seen in the past and therefore we will stage it there. It's the ideal site."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 04-18-2011

[QUOTE=Iceta Lives;10382090]That much money to quit in front of your wife and kids again. Sounds like a bargain.[/QUOTE] Just don't call Margarito "shot" when he loses.

Comment by Iceta Lives on 04-15-2011

That much money to quit in front of your wife and kids again. Sounds like a bargain.

Comment by vicmatic1 on 04-15-2011

he shud walk away with 10 mil plus....other than may pac...whos gonna make even close to that?

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=Southpawology;10381030]not saying that tax isnt an issue....but there didnt seem to be a tax problem when cotto fought foreman at yankee stadium. cotto vs marg at yankee stadium could prob draw 22,000-25,000 ppl...maybe even more with HBO 24/7. i wish…

Comment by Southpawology on 04-15-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;10380972]Haven't you learned on why it is in Vegas?? Tax issue. Plus, Vegas is where the majority of all the major big fights in the U.S. happen. Personally, it's fair for the fight to happen in the east but…

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