Miguel Cotto vs Yoshihiro Kamegai
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Cotto vs Kamegai Set for August 26th!
(May 24th) After parting ways with Roc Nation earlier this month it has been announced that Caguas, Puerto Rico’s five time, four division former world champion, Miguel “Junito” Cotto will face Tokyo, Japan’s, Yoshihiro "Maestrito" Kamegai, August 26th at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
The fight a Golden Boy, Promociones Miguel Cotto, Teiken co-promotions is set to be broadcast LIVE on HBO California for the WBO World Super Welterweight title vacated by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez after beating Liam Smith in September, some say to delay what has finally be made, a showdown with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, September 16th.
Seen as a set up fight with semi-retired seven time, four division former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, the 37-year-old, Cotto, 40-5, 33Ko’s a sure fire future Hall of Famer trained by Freddie Roach last in action dropping a November 21st twelve round unanimous decision loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was last in camp training for a showdown with Texas “Mandingo Warrior” James Kirkland when the fight was cancelled due to Kirkland suffering a broken nose during sparring.
At age 34, Kamegai, 27-3-2, 24Ko’s finding the quick moving boxing spotlight losing a June 2014 twelve round unanimous decision to three time, two division former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, unbeaten in his last three bouts comes in off a third-round knockout of little known Nelson Gulpe, October 2015 and 2016 immediate rematch split decision draw avenging eighth round stoppage of Jesus Soto Karass in his last outing this past September.
The official announcement, ticket information and full card are expected to be announced soon.