Ignacio Beristain, coach of Juan Manuel Marquez, Y Freddie roach, coach of Miguel Cotto, accepted the exhibition match that will be held on June 12 at the venue to be defined.
“Generally I have disapproved of all the boxers who come out of retirement and decide to return,” he said. Don nacho in a promotional video of the contest. “But in this case, in the case of an exhibition, for both of us it is something that we have recognized that has been expected for a long time.”
The Dynamite Y Cotto they were never able to face each other due to weight differences, despite attempts made in 2016.
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“Due to the difference in weight, it did not happen (years ago), but year because it is an exhibition, they are going to face each other in the ring with great class,” he shared Beristain, who trained Marquez for many years and was the one who was in his corner in the trilogy against Manny Pacquiao.
The last fight of Juan Manuel It was on May 17, 2014 against Mike alvarado, whom he defeated by unanimous decision for the vacant international belt of the OMB welterweight.
For its part, Cotto retired on December 2, 2017, after fighting against Saddam ali to whom he lost by unanimous decision for the super welterweight title of the OMB.
Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry
“Puerto Rico Y Mexico It is one of the great rivalries in boxing, ”he commented. Roach. “Y Miguel Cotto Y Juan Manuel Marquez They are two elite fighters who, without a doubt, are going to give a great display that no one should miss. Mexican and Puerto Rican fans are, without a doubt, the best boxing has and they deserve this. “
The venue of the exhibition date has not been defined, but according to BoxingScene, is expected to take place in Florida or Texas.