Miguel Cotto, the pride of Puerto Rico, has arrived in Orlando to begin fight week activities leading up to his Florida debut against top 10 contender Delvin Rodriguez. With all the higher-priced tickets having sold out in advance, the promoters of the event opened up more sections of $25 seats by rearranging television camera set ups.
Cotto will be going mano a mano with Rodriguez in a 12-round super welterweight battle this Saturday, October 5, at the home of the Orlando Magic — Amway Center. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
“We are thrilled with the support Miguel’s fans have shown for this event and we want to do everything we can to make it accessible to them,” said Héctor Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions.
“A big thank you from Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank goes to HBO and Amway Center for working with us in opening more sections. The atmosphere on Saturday night will be electric.”
Fight Week will officially begin on Tuesday, October 1, with Media Workouts at the Don Miguel Boxing Gym. Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), of the Dominican Republic, will have his workout at Noon ET, followed by Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Both fighters and their trainers will be available for interviews.
Cotto vs. Rodriguez is an important fight in the career of both men, and it should be a fun one to watch for fans in the arena and at home.