Moving up in to junior middleweight, Floyd Mayweather has officially announced his opponent for May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After beating the one-eyed Antonio Margarito, Miguel Cotto will take on Mayweather.
“I’m fighting Miguel Cotto on May 5th because Miss Pac Man is ducking me,” Tweeted Mayweather.
Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) will for the second time fight at the 154-pound division as he successfully did against Oscar De La Hoya in May 2007.
“It will be a challenge for me to compete with him at this weight but this is the type of test I thrive on and gives me the motivation to train even harder,” stated Mayweather. “I have no doubt in my mind that my title belt collection will increase once again and Cotto‘s reign as champion will come to an end on May 5th.”
Cotto, 31, who will be making the third defense of his title, agreed to random blood and urine testing for the fight. Considering Cotto is now a free agent since his contract with Bob Arum’s, Top Rank, expired on Dec. 3rd, it was easy to come to an agreement.
“I am here to fight the biggest names in boxing. I’ve never ducked anyone or any challenge in front of me. I have accepted everything to give the fans what they like…great and exciting fights,” stated Cotto. “That is what the sport of boxing is all about; making the fights that the fans want and deserve to see. On May 5th, stay tuned, because I will convincingly beat Floyd Mayweather.”
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