Wednesday, November 23rd 2011
Four Cities, Two Fighters: Cotto-Margarito II Media Tour
MIGUEL COTTO AND ANTONIO MARGARITO
EMBARK ON WHIRLWIND FOUR-CITY MEDIA TOUR
FOR THEIR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH
BEGINNING IN PUERTO RICO THIS MONDAY!
Puerto Rico*, New York,
México City and Los Angeles*
(*Open to the Public)
NEW YORK (September 15, 2011) — Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion ANTONIO “The Tijuana Tornado” MARGARITO, of México, will embark on a four-city media tour This Monday! September 19, to announce their long-awaited world championship rematch. Cotto will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title against Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
The tour’s opening and closing press conferences, in Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, respectively, will be open to the public.
The previous encounter between Cotto and Margarito took place on July 26, 2008 and was a battle of epic proportion and arguably the Fight of the Year. Cotto and Margarito boast a combined record of 74-9 (56 KOs) – a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 76% — not to mention seven world titles between them.
COTTO vs. MARGARITO MEDIA TOUR
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – Open to the Public!
Coliseo de Puerto Rico
Jose Miguel Agrelot
500 Calle Arterial B
Hato Rey, Puerto Rico 00918
11:00 a.m. – News Conference
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
The Edison Ballroom
240 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
11:30 a.m. ET – Lunch
Noon ET – Press Conference
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
The St. Regis México City – Astor Room
Paseo de la Reforma 439
México City, 06500, México
11:00 a.m. — News Conference
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 – Open to the Public!
Wilshire Grand Los Angeles – Pacific Ballroom
930 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, Calif. 90017
Noon ET — Lunch
12:30 p.m. PT – News Conference
Tickets to Cotto-Margarito II, priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100, and $50 including applicable service charges, will go on sale This Tuesday! September 20, at Noon ET. They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, online at www.thegarden.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, which charges an additional fee.