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Old 07-20-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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LAS VEGAS, NEV. – BOB ARUM, CEO of Top Rank, announced today that the mega-fight between boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound king and the reigning Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Fighter of the Year, MANNY “PacMan” PACQUIAO, and the pride of Puerto Rico and three-time world champion MIGUEL COTTO is official.

Top Rank Confirms: Pacquiao vs. Cotto a Done Deal! - Boxing News
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Nevada
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Wow, should be an all out war!!! Tough pick for me. I'll predict Pac- man hands and head movement will be too much for Cotto. Pac-man by mid rounds TKO. Though if Cotto comes in tip top shape physically and mentally then watch out! He could land a solid left and hurt Manny! Cant wait! Have to lean Pac-man though.

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. – BOB ARUM, CEO of Top Rank, announced today that the mega-fight between boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound king and the reigning Boxing Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Fighter of the Year, MANNY “PacMan” PACQUIAO, and the pride of Puerto Rico and three-time world champion MIGUEL COTTO is official.

Top Rank Confirms: Pacquiao vs. Cotto a Done Deal! - Boxing News
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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If Cotto sticks to his game plan, and doesn't try to knock Pac on his Arse early, Cotto will destroy him. However, just like Hatton didn't see what the big deal with Pac is about, and got laid down, Cotto will see too if he doesnt come in fresh, with a good strategy and stick with it. I say Cotto
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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I'm still wondering who Cotto will choose as his trainer, but i'm going for Pacquiao by decision.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Manny Pacquiao will challenge WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Cotto reached a deal on Monday and the fight was announced by their mutual promoter, Top Rank.

"It Was a long negotiation, but finally we arrived at an agreement and all is well. Big things were achieved and we are happy with [the negotiation]. We are very happy with everything that was achieved for this fight," said Cotto to El Nuevo Dia. "It is one of the most anticipated fights of this year."

As part of the deal to get the Pacquiao fight, Cotto extended his current contract with Top Rank through the end of 2011. Cotto's contract was going to expire at the end of the year and there were rumors that he might jump ship to another promoter.

"It was one of the clauses in finalizing the deal. I have been with them since the beginning of my career and I'm happy with them," Cotto said.

Cotto plans to his training camp at the start of August. The training camp will once again take place in the state of Florida. Pacquiao will receive the bulk of the money involved. Some say the split could be as high as 65-35 in Pacquiao's favor. Cotto's legal adviser defended the deal. Cotto is expected to make the biggest payday of his entire career.
Cotto Talks Manny Pacquiao Fight, Top Rank Deal
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Bob Arum Predicts Cotto vs Pacquiao Will Be a War

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By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum predicts the showdown between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rico’s WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27 KO’s) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on November 14 will be “a war, an absolute war.”

Arum spoke to BoxingScene.com, insidesports.ph, Standard Today and Viva Sports after what he said was a “really and truly wonderful holiday. Every stop we enjoyed ourselves “ in Israel and Italy in particular and he was re-charged and ready to go to work promoting some of the most exciting cards in boxing.

Arum who told us before he left on a one-month vacation that he was confident Pacquiao would agree to fight Cotto said this will be “a great fight, a great, great fight because of their styles.”

Arum revealed that immediately after Cotto beat Joshua Clottey to win the title, Pacquiao said he wanted to fight Cotto and “even Freddie (Roach) wanted that fight."
Bob Arum Predicts Cotto vs Pacquiao Will Be a War - Boxing News
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:09 AM
 
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I like Pac man to outwork Cotto and win a close split decision
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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I can't see Cotto dominating Manny.
his last performance was totally horrible.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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This will be a good fight dictated by how well Cotto can take a punch.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I cant wait for this fight.. But i hope mosley would also be one of the next contenders if ever pacman wins
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