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.
COTTO vs. MARGARITO MEDIA TOUR
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – Open 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
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
- The Edison Ballroom
- Noon ET – Press Conference
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
- The St. Regis México City – Astor Room
- 11:00 a.m. — News Conference
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Open to the Public!
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles – Pacific Ballroom
- 930 Wilshire Boulevard
- Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
- 12:30 p.m. PT – News Conference
Tickets to Cotto-Margarito II, priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100, and $50 including applicable service charges, will go on sale This Tuesday! September 20, at Noon ET. They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or they can be purchased online here.