The anticipated exhibition fight between four division world champions, Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez, will undergo a date change. The event will no longer take place on June 12 as originally announced.
The organizers are looking for alternative dates in July.
As soon as the date is confirmed, Cotto will head to Los Angeles to begin training with Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club.
"The date of June 12 is not going forward," confirmed Bryan Perez, CEO of Miguel Cotto Promotions, to Carlos Gonzalez.
"We are working on the different alternatives to stage the event in the summer because we want it to be something for the enjoyment of the fans."
Cotto and Marquez revealed this past March that they were fine-tuning the details for an exhibition match.
According to the organizers, the fight would have been scheduled for eight two-minute round, with the fighters wearing 14-ounce gloves and not wearing headgear.
“All the details are being negotiated. We are going to look at the dates and places available due to the COVID-19 restrictions and that is where we are,” said Pérez.
"June is just around the corner and there are many details that remain to be worked on."
During June, the schedule is loaded with Teofimo López against George Kambosos possibly landing on June 19th, and Floyd Mayweather meeting Logan Paul on June 6.
Meanwhile, Shakur Stevenson will return to the ring on June 12 in Las Vegas against Jeremiah Nakathila. On June 19, Japan's Naoya Inoue will risk two 118-pound championships against Michael Dasmarinas in Las Vegas.
On June 26, Gervonta “Tank” Davis will meet Mario Barrios on Showtime pay-per-view. And on that same night, Masayoshi Nakatani will face Vasyl Lomachenko.
“They are looking for dates that don't create conflicts with other events. June is full of events every weekend and the best alternative would be to avoid the scenario of competing with [other events] for the enjoyment of the fans," concluded Perez.
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