Cotto & Margarito Media Tour Begins

NEW YORK (September 16, 2011) — Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion ANTONIO “The Tijuana Tornado” MARGARITO, of México, will embark on a four-city media tour This Monday! September 19, to announce their long-awaited world championship rematch. Cotto will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title against Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.

    The tour’s opening and closing press conferences, in Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, respectively, will be open to the public. 

         The previous encounter between Cotto and Margarito took place on July 26, 2008 and was a battle of epic proportion and arguably the Fight of the Year. Cotto and Margarito boast a combined record of 74-9 (56 KOs) – a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 76% — not to mention seven world titles between them.




 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19Open to the Public!

Coliseo de Puerto Rico

Jose Miguel Agrelot

500 Calle Arterial B

Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918

11:00 a.m. – News Conference