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Cotto (47-4-2) won his first WBC title in 2001 but hasn't fought since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2013. He came back last year at 46 years old and lost a unanimous decision to Alvarez. Cotto said after the fight he was ready to retire but changed his mind after learning he could make money fighting overseas if he won his next match against Estrada. That opportunity arose when Alvaro Berríos withdrew from their bout due to an injury. Cotto will make $3 million for this fight.
Alvarez (49-1) won the WBC belt by defeating Canadian champion Liam Smith in one round. He is considered by many to be the best boxer never to win a major championship. His career high score of 12 comes from two victories over Paul Williams. He has been training for this fight since January 2017 and wasn't bothered by the long layoff.
Here are the events that have occurred on DAZN this year, along with a comprehensive fight card report.
The highly anticipated exhibition bout between four-division world champions Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez has been rescheduled. The event will not be held on June 12, as previously stated. Cotto and Marquez disclosed in March that they were finalizing plans for an exhibition battle. The two fighters agreed to a date change because of scheduling conflicts with their respective camps.
Cotto (44-5-1, 33 KOs), of Puerto Rico, and Marquez (55-7-1, 49 KOs), of Mexico, met on September 15, 2006, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. They fought to a controversial twelve round split draw. The fight was named one of the top ten fights of all time by ESPN SportsCenter.
Their second meeting was scheduled for December 2009, but it was canceled after Marquez broke his right hand during a workout. The third fight was set for May 2010, but Marquez withdrew from the bout due to another injury and was replaced by former champion Shane Mosley. However, Marquez soon after announced he was withdrawing from the entire series because of health issues related to his weightlifting workouts. He did not specify what injuries he had suffered, but said he needed time to recover before returning to the ring.
Their fourth and most recent encounter took place on November 23, 2011, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Marquez won by unanimous decision.
Former world champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Miguel Cotto will battle an exhibition contest on June 12th, the latest example of fighters coming out of retirement to square off in exhibition matches. The bout will take place at Madison Square Garden, with both men making their way there by train.
The announcement was made on Thursday morning by Golden Boy Promotions, which has ties to both fighters, and New York's capital city will be playing host to one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the summer season. The main event will feature two top-10 fighters going head-to-head with much interest surrounding who will come out on top.
Marquez vs. Cotto is a significant matchup between two of Mexico's best fighters ever. The 39-year-old Marquez last fought in September 2013 when he defeated Ricky Hatton by majority decision. He holds notable victories over Shane Mosley, Jose Luis Castillo, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. among others. Marquez has won 16 fights in a row, including 15 by knockout or TKO.
Cotto turned 40 years old in February but that hasn't stopped him from boxing. The Puerto Rican boxer has won five titles in his career including four world championships.