This Saturday night on HBO, Miguel Cotto takes on Delvin Rodriguez in Orlando, Florida, as he looks to make another run to the top of the Junior Middleweight division. For Rodriguez, the perennial contender and always tough challenge, it’s a huge opportunity to score an upset and land himself another title shot, and a chance at finally bringing home championship glory.
The final press conference for the Cotto vs. Rodriguez fight was held this afternoon, and here, you can check out a few photos from the festivities to get a sneak peek at the fighters.
This is Cotto’s first fight working with legendary trainer Freddie Roach. He has also taken some time off after his two-straight defeats to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout, so he feels rested and strong, and is ready for the bout.
Rodriguez has strung together a few wins against modest opposition since his own defeat to Trout. In that fight, he was badly out-classed, and didn’t put on the kind of performance that he’s used to, or that he wanted. He’s definitely motivated to go up against a future Hall of Fame fighter like Cotto.
Enjoy the photos from the final Cotto vs. Rodriguez press conference and check back with us throughout the rest of the week for more coverage on the fight.