Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez planning June 12 exhibition
Well if we can’t get all the in-prime fighters that we want to fight in the ring, at least we can get some retirees in there! In the latest entry of novelty matches, Miguel Cotto (41-6, 33 KO’s) and Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KO’s) are the newest additions. It has recently been made known that the two will clash in a June 12 exhibition. At this time, the venue is undetermined.
During their day, each boxer was viewed as the cream of crop. Both Cotto and Marquez were able to capture titles in four separate weight divisions. In fact, for a brief moment back in 2010, their two teams attempted to put a fight together. Ultimately, no contract was ever realized and they never fought…until now. Now Marquez and Cotto will look to add to the lush and historic boxing rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico.
At the age of 40 years old, Cotto is seven years the junior of Marquez. The Puerto Rican superstar was last in the ring on December 2, 2017 in a losing effort to Sadam Ali. Marquez ended his career three years prior on May 17, 2014 facing Mike Alvarado. Unlike Cotto however, the counter-punching dynamo won his final contest. While both fighters are likely to train appropriately for this event, it is not likely going to be piss-sipping serious! Yet, when two prideful fighters with a country watching mix it up, there just is no telling what will happen. The only thing we do know is that 3kingsboxing will be on deck to report all the gritty details.
By: Bakari Simpson