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Cotto-Martinez Fully Wrapped Up For HBO PPV Clash, 6/7

By Edward Chaykovsky

After weeks of intense negotiations, a deal was finally wrapped up for Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) to pursue his fourth divisional title with a June 7th clash with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) for WBC belt on June 7. Both camps have officially confirmed that a deal was finalized for the June date, on HBO Pay-Per-View, and taking place at Cotto's second home - New York's Madison Square Garden.

"I am very happy to be back again to my second home, Madison Square Garden in New York, to once again make history in front of my fans," said Cotto.

"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."

Cotto has held titles at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight. The fight with Martinez will reportedly take place at a catch-weight of 159-pounds, which doesn't pose a problem for Martinez, who never weighed the 160 max for any of his middleweight fights.

"It has been my dream to fight in the big room at Madison Square Garden, a place where many great fighters have showcased their talents," he said.

The Puerto Rican star, now trained by Freddie Roach, is hoping to become the first Puerto Rican boxer in history to win four world titles in four weight divisions. Martinez will be coming off a significant layoff and multiple injuries that were suffered in last April's decision win over Martin Murray in Argentina. But Martinez is the bigger man and he's been chasing a fight with Cotto for several years.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by - Ram Raid - on 02-22-2014

Although it had a pleasing redemptive quality, I opinioned that Margarito II would be the last significant win of Cotto's career. That may well prove to be the case. I know a lot of fans were rankled by the manner…

Comment by midaber on 02-21-2014

Sergio Martinez will knock cotto out! Cotto is not a middleweight! Martinez, Sturm, and Quillin need to stop ducking real middleweight champ GGG

Comment by rey guey on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=thatdudespits;14256089]how does one put a clinic on someone in a fight almost every observer scored 7-5... the only ones not watching the fight were the judges who went above and beyond to give trout a fair shake, giving him the…

Comment by thatdudespits on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=rey guey;14254720]come on Trout put a clinic on Cotto. He basically did whatever he wanted to Cotto. Trout is a slick south paw, Martinez is even better but Martinez has real punching power. I don't see Cotto's defensein everygetting much…

Comment by ThatDude44 on 02-21-2014

[QUOTE=lopez36;14253495]this fight is just a couple of years too late,i just don't see the big deal of whoever wins this one,martinez is older,beat up,has had injuries and cotto well he's not that old but he's getting up there,he's been in…

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