Tony Luis welcomes son Miguel to the world

An amazing 2015 continued on February 20 for fast-rising Canadian lightweight contender Tony “Lightning” Luis (19-2, 7 KOs), as he and fiance Manon Latulippe welcomed the birth of their first child, a son named Miguel, on February 20. Born at 6 lbs 14 oz, Luis says baby Miguel is healthy and beautiful. Credit: Team Luis “I named him after Miguel Cotto, always loved the name...
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Gennady Golovkin stops Martin Murray in 11; Calls out Miguel Cotto

Gennady Golovkin extended his knockout streak to 19 Saturday night in Monte Carlo, Monaco, stopping Martin Murray in Round 11 of their scheduled 12-round middleweight title bout. In a bout that saw Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) control the fight through out, Murray (29-2-1, 12 KOs) deserves credit for making it as far as he did. Although, Murray’s corner would have been wise to stop...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Major changing of the guard underway at 160 & 168 lbs

Middleweight and Super Middleweight Boxing In the Midst Of A Changing Of The Guard: For several years the picture in boxing’s middleweight classes — the 160 and 168 lbs divisions — has been very stable, with a well-defined set of champs and top contenders. In retrospect, that stability began to unravel in May 2014, when Sergio Martinez’s four-year reign as World Middleweight...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxing’s musical chairs: Canelo vs. Kirkland or Cotto, or not

Multiple reports are suggesting that Canelo Alvarez's next fight will come on May 2nd, against James Kirkland. This is after all the reports surfaced that the negotiations for a highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight officially fell apart after months. Yet, nothing is official, and the floated Canelo vs. Kirkland rumor could instead be a ploy to try to light a final...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

De La Hoya: “No Cotto vs Canelo” for May 2nd.

LAS VEGAS, NV – If you were waiting for a “super-fight” alternative to a Mayweather fight this May, the alternative isn’t happening. Speaking to the media assembled in Las Vegas today for the Stiverne vs Wilder title fight, Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions, announced a May 2nd bout that would bit middleweight champion Miguel Cotto against Mexican sensation...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 Fight wishlist for 2015

A lot of boxing pundits, as well as fight fans, start out the year with a fight wish list, and I'm no exception. Before I begin one thing deserves special comment - one wish you won't see on my list this year is Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. I'm sick to death of the whole Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao drama. It is a fight that should have happened four or five years ago, and now...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 6 boxing moments from 2014

When looking back at the year that was, some years have rather clear overarching themes, whether it's a litany of awful decisions or controversial calls, or a single fighter dominating the scene. This year contained a mixture of history, along with the emergence of bonafide new stars, and together, those two factors make up the bulk of my top 6 boxing moments of the year. Take a...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Comeback of the Year Award

Boxing is a sport with a lot of comebacks -- in fact, boxing is the comeback sport, where the return to greatness is at its most dramatic and yet at the same time one of the sport's biggest fixtures. Having made a statement like that, it is unsurprising that every year furnishes a handful of obvious candidates for Comeback of the Year. This year's award winner is as obvious a choice...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Macklin: Wants Miguel Cotto next, or Andy Lee if he defeats Korobov

Matthew Macklin believes he could challenge Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto next if he can see off Jorge Sebastian Heiland at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15. Macklin meets Heiland in an eliminator for Cotto’s crown as big time boxing returns to Ireland’s capital, with the winner gunning for Cotto, who ripped the title from Sergio Martinez. The Irishman is focused on the...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Canelo Alvarez withdraws from December 6th; is it straight to Miguel Cotto in 2015?

Canelo Alvarez has withdrawn from his scheduled December 6th fight, tentatively slated to be against Joshua Clottey as he returned to the HBO airwaves after signing a new long-term deal with the network. Officially, it's because Canelo's team has revealed that the fighter has been dealing with a "persistent ankle injury." That's a fairly vague, Bill Belichick style injury reference...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather: Winning But Not Legacy-Building

In the buildup to Saturday night’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, Mayweather aptly captured the unique position in which he now stands at the tail end of his career. His success and all-time great skills have brought him to a place where he no longer fights against a lone mortal […] The post Floyd Mayweather: Winning But Not Legacy-Building...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 3 opponents for Miguel Cotto: Who enhances his legacy the most?

What's next for Miguel Cotto? Miguel Cotto entered the ring against then lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez as an underdog. What happened from thereon in has been talked about in a variety of different ways. Some viewed Cotto's mauling of Martinez as confirmation that the Argentine was on his way out of the sport, with injuries and age catching up to him. Others suggested...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

So where does Canelo Alvarez go from here?

Erislandy Lara Behind Him, What's Next for Canelo Alvarez? In the wake of his victory over Erislandy Lara, much of the talk about Canelo Alvarez has been related to the scorecards in that contest. Indeed, it was a close, hard to score fight, and intelligent pundits are allowed to debate the point. That's the sport we signed up for, everybody. But the victory itself is nothing to...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matthew Macklin returns in WBC eliminator Aug 30 in Dublin, wants Miguel Cotto next

Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastien Heiland in an official eliminator for the WBC Middleweight title held by Miguel Cotto at the National Stadium in Dublin on August 30. Macklin is back in action for the first time since December and can take a huge step towards facing the Puerto Rican legend if he can see off Heiland, the 27 year old Heiland who is ranked at number four with...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Belmontes vs. Abner Cotto set for August 7, unbeaten KeAndre Gibson also in action

"The Corpus Christi Kid" Jerry Belmontes will return to his Texas hometown to face Puerto Rico's Abner "Pin" Cotto in the 10-round junior lightweight main event of Golden Boy Live! on Thursday, August 7 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Also featured on the card will be a stacked lineup of Texas' finest that will be looking to put on a show for their local fans...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 middleweight champions of the past 25 years

Boxing's Best Modern Middleweight Champions: As the middleweight torch has been passed to Miguel Cotto, there is a new kingpin at 160 pounds. While most boxing observers think Gennady Golovkin is the premier 160-pounder in the business, Cotto’s claim is dent-proof, as he is the legitimate Middleweight Champion of the World beyond dispute. How much of a championship impact he makes...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos & quotes: Miguel Cotto honored in Puerto Rico

Miguel Cotto was formally received in his hometown after completing the historic feat last Saturday in which thrashed Argentina's Sergio 'Maravilla' Martinez at Madison Square Garden to become the first Puerto Rican to reach world titles in four divisions. Cotto was honored, and spoke to an audience of fans and supporters with his title belts on display. Cotto was received...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto vs. Martinez results: Pound for pound & divisional rankings updates

Miguel Cotto won the middleweight championship of the world on Saturday night by defeating Sergio Martinez. That means it's time for a massive overhaul of our pound for pound rankings, as well as the top 10 in the middleweight division. Check out the revised lists to see where everybody stands today and what kind of shakeups there are in the rankings. Updated top 20 pound for...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 6/10: Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez Recap With Eric Raskin

We like writing fighters off. It’s similar to how we, as a society, seem to crave building a character up only to tear them down again. But in boxing, resurrections seldom happen the way they do in works of fiction and the sick worlds of celebrity and fame. The cerebral damage is carried out, and it cannot be taken back. It’s art, blood being the medium. Success in boxing today...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 7 takeaways from Miguel Cotto’s epic beat down of Sergio Martinez

Key Takeaways & Post-Fight Thoughts from Cotto vs. Martinez Results Miguel Cotto tore a hole through Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, becoming the middleweight champion of the world and shocking much of the boxing community - besides the tens of thousands of screaming, faithful fans who filled the MSG arena. Right here, we have a collection of key takeaways...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto rematch now looms large

It's June 6, 2015, eve of the annual Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City, and Miguel Cotto is defending the middleweight championship that he beautifully, forcefully took away from Sergio Martinez against Floyd Mayweather, in a rematch of their 2012 junior middleweight clash held in Las Vegas. That, as fight fans, is something we can only hope to see, and a Mayweather vs. Cotto...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

More on Cotto vs. Martinez results: Fight night photos

Miguel Cotto smashed middleweight champion Sergio Martinez on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, in the headline event of an HBO pay-per-view. Cotto scored 3 first round knockdowns and didn't let up after that, closing the show when Martinez's corner halted the action for good after the 9th round. Right here, we have some more great coverage on the Cotto vs. Martinez results...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

HBO Boxing to re-air must-see Cotto vs. Martinez fight on June 14th

HBO Boxing will replay the shocking and exciting Miguel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez fight results on Saturday, June 14, at 10 pm. Cotto vs. Martinez took place on June 7th at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden and was aired on HBO pay-per-view. In one of the hottest prizefights of the first half of the year, Martinez and Cotto -- two of boxing’s most celebrated superstars...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miguel Cotto Stops Sergio Martinez To Win Middleweight Championship

Miguel Cotto made himself a lot of money on Saturday night and made history in the process.  Cotto annihilated Sergio Martinez to become the WBC Middleweight champion of the world. The promotional free agent also set himself to be a major player at a couple of weight divisions.  Cotto called it “The biggest achievement I’ve ever had in my career.” Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cotto Vs. Martinez Undercard Results

NEW YORK CITY — Keep coming back here for updated undercard results live from Madison Square Garden in advance of the main event between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto on HBO Pay-Per-View. ****** Jose Lopez, the undefeated (12-0) Puerto Rican featherweight, took on tough veteran Raul Hidalgo (21-10) in an eight round scrap that saw good sporadic action in...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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