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Photos: Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland Presser - Plus Video

NEW YORK, NY – Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions are pleased to announce that Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, February 25, 2017 when he takes on James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

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Coming off respective losses to Canelo Alvarez, both fighters will be seeking redemption in a 12-round junior middleweight showdown. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

cotto-kirkland-presser (8)Cotto and Kirkland will join Roc Nation Sports and the Dallas Cowboys organization on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. CT for a press conference at Ford Center at The Star to officially announce the fight.

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This will be the first event of its kind to be held at the state-of-the-art, 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility shared by the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s high schools. Ford Center at The Star is also the home to the Dallas Cowboys Football World Corporate Headquarters.

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Tickets priced at $304, $204, $154, $104, $79, $54 and $29 not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. local time and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and the AT&T Stadium box office.

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Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) is a former WBC and Ring Magazine middleweight world champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. He previously held the WBO junior welterweight world title, the WBA welterweight world title, the WBO welterweight world title and the WBA super welterweight world title.

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He also represented Puerto Rico in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Cotto has competed in 24 world championship fights, compiling a record of 19-5 with 16 knockouts in those bouts. In Puerto Rico, he is hailed as a national hero and the successor of Felix "Tito" Trinidad as the island's most revered boxer.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Metho_4u on 12-19-2016

[quote=boxingitis;17293289]is this fight on fox sports or espn?[/quote] ppv.......

Comment by Metho_4u on 12-19-2016

Ann looks happier standing next to Cotto. This fight is a shame, Cotto has always been a favorite of mine, and I'd rather see him fight a better opponent and someone he would get credit for.

Comment by boxingitis on 12-19-2016

Is this fight on Fox Sports or ESPN?

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 12-19-2016

hugging doe [IMG]http://photo.boxingscene.com/uploads/cotto-kirkland-presser%20(13).jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Lou Cipher on 12-19-2016

The purse for this fight is winner takes all. It's a Goldenboy Promotions hoodie autographed by Canelo Alvarez.

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