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 Last update:  12/24/2013       Read more by Rick Reeno         
Miguel Cotto Wants MSG For Martinez, No Other Venue
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By Rick Reeno

Gaby Penagaricano, the legal adviser to former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs), has informed that his fighter is dead set on returning to New York's Madison Square Garden on June 7th, hopefully challenging Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) for the WBC middleweight crown.

Top Rank is going to co-promote the event with Cotto's company, and Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, stated in an earlier article on BoxingScene that he would love to stage Martinez-Cotto at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the site of Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 and home of the Giants and Jets.

“I think it could do a huge number in MetLife Stadium,” Arum said. “We’d set it up for 40,000 or 50,000.”

“Martinez has said that if we did it in the MetLife Stadium. He would buy for the Argentine fans both here in Florida and from Argentina, who would come to the fight, $1 million worth of tickets. That’s what he has told us. That’s what he has proposed through [adviser] Sampson [Lewkowicz].”

Cotto considers MSG his "home away from home" and he wants to make history, by becoming the only Puerto Rican fighter to win four divisional titles, at the venue where he built his career. The card will also take place on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day parade in New York - and Cotto has not fought at MSG, on the eve of the parade, since a decision win over Joshua Clottey in June of 2009.

"It's June 7th at the Garden. If it's Martinez - great, and if not it will be someone else on June 7th. Miguel was unequivocally clear that he will fight at Madison Square Garden and nowhere else," Penagaricano told

Tags: Miguel Cotto , Roman Martinez , Cotto-Martinez , Cotto vs. Martinez


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comment by WESS, on 12-25-2013
Not a good fight for Cotto. Alvarez is the fight that should be made.

comment by DosRounds, on 12-25-2013
Dale Cotto

comment by LITEOUT, on 12-25-2013
This bout screams mega fight,msg fits 20k people.Metlife squeezes 50k plus.This fight calls for the 50k plus real state.Martinez already made the announcement that if cotto wants to fight then cotto has to show respect otherwise martinez is shutting cottos little fantasy of fighting for a fourth ...

comment by Southpawology, on 12-25-2013
hope it goes down there is no atmosphere in boxing like a cotto fight at the garden!!!

comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO, on 12-25-2013
Cotto is the superstar he makes the demands and has earned the right too martinez has never and will never get to ppvs or the status cotto has plus martinez has been asking for a big fight and he will make sure nothing gets in the way of it out of the biggest draws cotto has the balls to fight ma...

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