The exhibition fight agreed between Juan Manuel Marquez and Miguel Angel Cotto has been canceled.
“On our agenda, it is not”, said Hector Soto, vice president of Promotions Miguel Cotto to the Puerto Rican newspaper First hour. “It is not in the picture. There is the intention of both, but already Miguel it will not. We are immersed in real estate and other things. Miguel keeps training, but not with a view to fighting again ”.
Initially the fight between Marquez and Cotto It was agreed for June 12, but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the fight in recent weeks has gone from being on the waiting line to its total cancellation.
The report of First hour indicates that the main cause of the cancellation was the difficulty in setting up a venue, and problems in ticket sales logistics.
On April 5, Cotto posted a video on Twitter where he made the official announcement of the fight with a message in which he said “Legends never leave unfinished business.”
🛑 Legends never leave unfinished business. 🥊💥
– Miguel A. Cotto (@RealMiguelCotto) April 5, 2021
But four months later it seems that neither the Puerto Rican nor JuanMa they resolved the situation to finally see them fight in a ring.
Both fighters have less than 10 years since their professional careers ended. However, they have remained in good physical shape, according to what they show on their social networks.
Marquez he last stepped into the ring in 2014, when he beat Mike alvarado by unanimous decision in Inglewood, California, and left his career with a mark of 56 wins, 7 losses and 1 draw.
For its part, Cotto fought for the last time in 2017 when he fell against Saddam Ali, leaving his mark on 41 wins and 6 losses.
Finally, according to the words of Hector Soto, the Puerto Rican fighter continues to train with intensity, but a return to the ring has been completely out of his plans.
“Miguel he continues training, but has no intention of fighting again, “he said. Hector Soto.