Cotto vs Kirkland Official for Feb 25 – The match has been talked about for quite some time, but today in New York Ctiy, Roc Nation sports issued a “For Immediate Release” notice confirming that Miguel Cotto (40-5) will return to face James Kirkland (32-2) on February 25th in Frisco, Texas.
The fight pits two men looking for awin after experiencing a loss in their last fight. That both lost to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez makes the fight all the more intruiging. Both men have been off for more than a year, with Cotto taking 15 months off since losing a UD to Alvarez, while the hard hitting Kirkland has been off for over 20 months since being stopped by Alvarez in the fourth round. The match-up is 12 rounds at a catchweight of 153 pounds.
A super bantamweight world title fight featuring Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-0) and Moises Flores (25-0) is also on tap for Texas on the 25th.
Cotto vs Kirkland Official for Feb 25
The fight is set to air on HBO pay-per-view where Cotto has been a major draw in the past. Kirkland is from Austin, Texas and venue of the Ford Center in Frisdco, texas holds more than 12,000.
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