Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Daddy Yankee on Cotto vs. Martinez, New Show, More

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Latin Grammy winner and former amateur boxer Daddy Yankee about his new venture in television. He will serve as the commissioner for Mun2's new mma reality show, Combates America. The Puerto Rican said that boxing is his his first love but that he is very excited a bout this project and has been learning more about the sport.

"They knew of my past as a boxer and they wanted me to be involved as a guest but I told him no. I told him I wanted to be more involved and we decided I would be the commissioner. Right now I am a student of the sport and I am going to use all of my platforms, reach all of my fans, to feel passion about the sport and learn about Combate America and mma," stated Daddy Yankee.

According to various reports, an agreement is close to being reached for Miguel Cotto to move up in weight to challenge WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on June 7th in New York.  When asked for his opinion on the fight, the reggaeton superstar said he will definitely back his countryman but admitted it will be a tough task for Cotto.

"Oh my God, I haven't decided yet (who is going to win), even though I have to be faithful to my people," said a smiling Daddy Yankee who feels it is close to a 50-50 fight. "I have to be in Cotto's corner in that one but I think it is a tough, tough fight for him. Martinez is the real deal and (Cotto) knows that. He's a smart guy and he knows Martinez is the real deal," Daddy Yankee told BoxingScene.com.

Combates America debuts on February 23rd on Mun2 and features up and coming Latino fighters who are trying to make a name for themselves in the sport.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mex602 on 02-09-2014

chavez jr took a lot out of sergio cotto has a good chance go cotto:boxing:

Comment by baya on 02-08-2014

Take it from me, this is going to be the best show in the history of television.

Comment by Foghorn on 02-08-2014

Don't tell me that this fight is PPV. Queen Cotto is done and Martinez is not in his prime anymore.This fight is so boring!:firedevil

Comment by DominiBox on 02-08-2014

[QUOTE=killakali;14218053]depends how he comes back from the surgery. He could be shot[/QUOTE] I'm a fan of both guys, but its really unfair to say that the only way Cotto can win this, is with Martinez being shot. Martinez has a…

Comment by killakali on 02-08-2014

[QUOTE=zuz;14218018]Martinez will smash fat slow Cotto and stop him within 6 rds. Terrible mismatch.[/QUOTE] depends how he comes back from the surgery. He could be shot

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (10)
Top Headlines Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight Klitschko: Since Going Pro, I've Never Had Such a Long Break Ryan Rhodes: Facing Ricky Hatton Will Be Weird
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement