Miguel Cotto Back in Training With Roach, Likely For Kamegai

By Miguel Rivera

Four division world champion Miguel Angel Cotto of Puerto Rico has resumed his training camp in Los Angeles, for a likely fight with Japan's Yoshihiro Kamegai on June 24. The event could be taking place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Cotto and Roc Nation Sports will wait until next week to make the announcement about his upcoming fight, and the press conference could take place in Los Angeles.

Cotto left Puerto Rico and arrived in Los Angeles last Friday to resume work on Monday with his head trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card gym.


Cotto, 36, has waited a long time to return to the ring. His last fight was a twelve round decision loss to  current World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez back in November of 2015.

"We're already in the gym and we've been training in Los Angeles since Monday," said Bryan Perez, executive director of Miguel Cotto Promotions, to Carlos Narvaez.

"Already in the coming days we hope to make the announcement (of the fight with Kamegai) and also announce the plan. Miguel kept training (in Puerto Rico) and arrived in good condition. It is now a question of resuming the strategy, the plan en route to what we are looking for.."

The Puerto Rican star has a record of 40-5 and 33 KO's, and has been champion in the 140, 147, 154 and 160-pound divisions.

Cotto originally had planned a comeback this past February in Frisco, Texas, against James Kirkland, who suffered an injury two weeks before the event and withdrew.

The Japanese slugger has a record of 27-3-2 and 23KO's, and comes back from two battles in the junior middleweight division with Mexican brawler Jesus Soto Karass. Their first match in April of 2016 in Los Angeles concluded in a split decision draw, while in the second Kamegai overcame the great offense to Soto Karass to force the eighth-round stoppage by referee Jack Reiss.

The clash with Kamegai will be for Cotto the last of his lucrative contract with Roc Nation Sports. Kamegai is ranked 12th in the 154-pound World Boxing Organization (WBO) ranking, where Cotto is the top-ranked contender.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tokon on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;17640781]Nothing for this shop worn warrior to achieve, his last effort a spirited decision loss to Canelo was a changing of the guard. To be honest the last few years of his career were a bonus, because he was shot…

Comment by b morph on 05-04-2017

I'll be honest, he surprised me with his fight with Canelo. It was competitive. Canelo was just too big for him. That being said, that was his last chance to do something meaningful with his career. He can't hang with…

Comment by Pozomuro on 05-04-2017

There you go Pink Wearing Diva. Some more for you to pick. [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by bigjer88 on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;17640781]Nothing for this shop worn warrior to achieve, his last effort a spirited decision loss to Canelo was a changing of the guard. To be honest the last few years of his career were a bonus, because he was shot…

Comment by ceylon mooney on 05-04-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17639852]This should be Cotto vs. Andrade! Props to Wlad for taking on the best all the way to retirement![/QUOTE] true that. man that for sure.

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