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It’s going down in October!  Miguel Cotto will fight Delvin Rodriguez at Amway Center in Orlando.
More details of the announcement & bout after the jump…




Former three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto, one of boxing’s biggest stars — but also a man who has been in one hard fight after another — has admitted that he is in the final stages of his career but hoping to have about three more fights. Delvin Rodriguez doesn’t want to let him have even that many.

“We’ve met before and Miguel is a great guy. He’s a nice person and I respect him a lot. He is going to be in the boxing Hall of Fame one day, but once we get into the ring that respect goes out the window and I will do what I can to knock him out,” Rodriguez told ESPN.com on Tuesday following the news conference to announce his fight with Cotto at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Cotto and Rodriguez will meet in a scheduled 12-round junior middleweight bout on Oct. 5 (HBO) at the home arena of the Orlando Magic of the NBA. It will be the first time that the building has hosted a boxing event, a big enough deal that Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer made an appearance at the news conference.

“Landing another high-profile event like this is a knockout for the City of Orlando in terms of entertainment and economic impact,” Dyer said. “Whether it’s WrestleMania, the NBA All-Star Game or NCAA Championship games, Orlando has proven that we have what it takes to host top-tier sporting events. We look forward to hosting what will be a thrilling fight and once again showcasing Orlando to a worldwide audience.”


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