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Cotto vs. Kamegai Set For August 26, With Golden Boy, on HBO

LOS ANGELES - Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs), the only four-division world champion in the rich boxing history of Puerto Rico, will return to the ring on Saturday, August 26 to take on the always-exciting Yoshihiro "El Maestrito" Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight World Championship from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Cotto will attempt to secure a sixth world championship in four weight classes as he makes his 23rd appearance on HBO.
 
Cotto, a surefire, first-ballot Hall-of-Famer, has held world titles in the super lightweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight divisions and has fought and defeated a who's who of elite fighters over the last 15 years including Kelson Pinto, Demarcus "Chop Chop" Corley, Ricardo "Mochuelo" Torres, Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi, Zab "Super" Judah, Sugar Shane Mosley, Antonio "El Tornado de Tijuana" Margarito, Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga and Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez.
 
"I'm very excited to be back and showcase a high level fight for the fans," Cotto said. "Kamegai is a great, tough fighter, but I will be ready for him and to capture the world title. I can't wait to start training for this fight and get back in the ring on August 26."

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Kamegai is known as one of the highest-action fighters in the sport having engaged in a fight of the year candidate against Jesus "Renuente" Soto Karass in 2016 and taking champions and contenders including Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, Alfonso Gomez and Johan "El Terrible" Perez into deep water.
 
"I fully understand who I am going to be in the ring against, but Cotto's record and history won't matter once we are toe-to-toe," Kamegai said. "I am looking forward to giving fans the kind of aggressive fight that they have seen from me before and having my arm raised in victory."
 
"Miguel Cotto is a legend who is still fighting for title belts more than a dozen years after first being crowned a world champion. It's remarkable," said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. "But I've seen Kamegai in action many times, and the guy doesn't ever take a step back. Miguel will have his hands full on August 26."
 
"August 26 will mark the return of Miguel Cotto pursuing his sixth world title," said Hector Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions. "Cotto vs. Kamegai will be another epic battle that promises fireworks in the ring between Puerto Rico and Japan. Miguel Cotto is back on the big stage of boxing, fighting in Los Angeles on HBO. Nobody can miss it."
 
Cotto vs. Kamegai, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBO World Junior Middleweight Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with Teiken Promotions and sponsored by Tecate "BORN BOLD". The event will take place Saturday, August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gonzalez_Boxing on 05-28-2017

[QUOTE=original zero;17711816]lol, you replied to me buddy. if you agreed with my position, you had a funny way of showing it. don't recall anybody saying they had faith in anything.[/QUOTE] Yes I did reply, after you replied to my original…

Comment by original zero on 05-28-2017

[QUOTE=Gonzalez_Boxing;17709863]That's all fine and dandy. I don't recall saying the sport doesn't revolve around the belts. I said I don't understand why some of ya'll have faith in these sanctioning bodies. You're basically agreeing with me, so I'm not exactly…

Comment by Gonzalez_Boxing on 05-27-2017

[QUOTE=original zero;17707056]FIFA and the olympics are two of the most corrupt organizations on the entire planet. but people who watch those sports still care about who wins the championship. boxing is no different. i've been closely following boxing since 1988.…

Comment by original zero on 05-27-2017

[QUOTE=Gonzalez_Boxing;17706477]Unfortunately boxing doesn't work the way tennis, nba, football works. trust me I've been watching the sport long enough to understand all the bull**** that goes on with these organizations.[/QUOTE] FIFA and the olympics are two of the most corrupt…

Comment by Gonzalez_Boxing on 05-27-2017

[QUOTE=original zero;17704491]the entire sport revolves around the titles. who fights who, where, when and why is largely determined by the titles and/or trying to move up the rankings. should football fans ignore the super bowl? should basketball fans ignore the…

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