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Cotto Ordered To Pay $2 Mill To Evangelista, Will Appeal

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) has been ordered to pay $2 million dollars to his uncle and former trainer Evangelista Cotto.

The two of them have always had their fair share of ups and downs in their relationship, but the tempers really exploded in 2009, when 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.

The ruling was unexpected. Cotto and his team were confident their case was rock solid and they felt the judge would easily rule in their favor.

Gabriel Peñagarícano, Cotto's legal adviser, has 30 days to appeal the issued ruling and he plans to do so in the next two weeks.

Cotto is returning on December 1 in New York's Madison Square Garden. He faces WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ggurts si kab on 10-13-2012

Pay the man and move on.

Comment by STREET CLEANER on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=ajgyagajg1;12600319]by the way this clearly says is not for the injuries is for the 16 porcentage he was to get on each of cottos fights as stated in their contract. is nothing bout the injuries is bout money period.....[/QUOTE] Thanks…

Comment by Slyboots on 10-13-2012

I'm sure Don Miguel is rolling in his grave. :sad:

Comment by [email protected] on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=-Kev-;12600323]Didn't Evangelista attacked Cotto first and even through a cement block at him or something?[/QUOTE] Thats exactly what happend. But the lawsuit won by Evangelista is for money. The lawsuit is based on Cotto's fights after he ditched evangelista. Cotto…

Comment by -Kev- on 10-13-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;12598976]A professional boxer beats up on an old man who's also his family and somehow Cotto is the victim. SMH!! Cotto has cheated on his wife as well. Yea class my ass!![/QUOTE] Didn't Evangelista attacked Cotto first and even…

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