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Miguel Cotto vs. Delvin Rodriguez Heading To Florida

By Rick Reeno

According to sources with knowledge of the details, former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) will return against junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16KOs) in a venue in Florida. The fight will be televised by HBO and co-promoted by Top Rank. This will be Cotto's first fight with Top Rank since his contract expired on December 31, 2011.

Cotto's last two fights, against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Austin Trout, were co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. In both of those contests Cotto lost competitive twelve round decisions. A new addition to Cotto's team is veteran trainer Freddie Roach. Cotto was recently being trained by Cuban coach Pedro Diaz.

Rodriguez won his last two fights after dropping a twelve round decision to Austin Trout last year. In his last fight, Rodriguez stopped Freddy Rodriguez in the eight round of an ESPN televised fight on May 24th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Da Boxer on 07-08-2013

Rumors say that Cotto has four main candidates: Rodriguez Kirkland Martysisdan (sp?) K9 What you think? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 07-08-2013

[QUOTE=Big_L;13536524]watch, the same people who called cotto dumb for fighting molina will complain that rodriguez is too easy.[/QUOTE] :fing02::fing02:

Comment by Da Boxer on 07-08-2013

[QUOTE]Originally Posted by MANIAC310 Delvin Rodriguez He knew what would happened if he fought Carlos Molina[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=PACnPBFsuck;13540302]Compu-clinch would have to be brought out.[/QUOTE] LMAO!!! :lol1:

Comment by jtcs1981 on 07-08-2013

It seems like Cotto needs someone like Serhiy Fedchenko, or like Likar Ramos so people around here are satisfied with his opposition. A top 15 SWW/JRMW/LMW is not good anymore. Or some smaller fighter coming up in weight.

Comment by Evil Abed on 07-08-2013

Good comeback fight. Better than K9 and a step below Molina. Should be fun to watch.

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