Diamond 154lb title on line for Mayweather-Cotto fight
LOS ANGELES, April 16 - When kings of the ring Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Miguel Cotto meet on May 5 in the biggest boxing event of 2012, there will be even more on the line than Cotto's World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Welterweight World Championship belt and pound-for-pound supremacy. The two boxing superstars will also be fighting for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight Diamond belt when they step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in less than three weeks.
Article posted on 16.04.2012
"The WBC belt has always been respected by boxers as one of the most prestigious title they can win, and to have the Diamond belt up for grabs in the 'Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto' main event adds even more to this great night," said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya. "When this fight is over, there will absolutely be no doubt as to who is the best 154-pounder in the world."
"Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto," a 12-round fight for Cotto's WBA Super Welterweight World Championship is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. Also featured will be Canelo Alvarez vs. Sugar Shane Mosley, a 12-round fight for Canelo's WBC Super Welterweight World Championship which is presented in association with Canelo Promotions and Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions and a 10-round welterweight fight between undefeated rising star Jessie Vargas and perennial contender Alfonso Gomez. Opening the pay-per-view broadcast will be a 10-round bout between super welterweight contender DeAndre Latimore and former World Champion Carlos Quintana which is presented in association with DiBella Entertainment. The mega event is sponsored by Corona, Hatfields & McCoys on HISTORY™, DeWalt Tools, AT&T, O'Reilly Auto Parts and Puebla - Cinco De Mayo and will take place Saturday, May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
Limited tickets for "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" are still available, with a total ticket limit of ten (10) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Three Las Vegas MGM Resorts, Mandalay Bay, Monte Carlo and The Mirage, will host live closed circuit telecasts of "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto." Advanced purchased tickets for the closed circuit telecasts are priced at $75, not including handling fees. All seats are general admission and are on sale now at each individual property's box office outlets or by phone with a major credit card at (866) 799-7711.
Episodes two and three of HBO's all-access reality series 24/7 MAYWEATHER/COTTO debut on Saturday, April 21 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT) and Saturday, April 28 (9:45 p.m. ET/PT) respectively, with the finale debuting Friday, May 4 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), the night before the high-stakes super welterweight title bout. All four episodes will have multiple replay dates on HBO, and the series will also be available on HBO On Demand® and HBO GO®.
NCM Fathom will broadcast "Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto" in high definition LIVE to more than 440 movie theaters nationwide. Tickets to see the fight on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Robinson vs. Caithen in Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey Rivalry May 12 in Newtown, PA
Newtown PA—Philadelphia prospect The New Ray Robinson is known for taking risks. He will be fighting for the 16th time in his professional career when he faces Terrance Cauthen, of Trenton, NJ, an eight-round welterweight contest on Saturday evening, May 12, at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC), 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA.
The seven-fight card, stacked with Philadelphia fighters, will be topped by a traditional Philadelphia vs. New Jersey rivalry. Though Cauthen is from Trenton, he has made the Philadelphia area his stomping grounds. There is no question he has every advantage working for him.
A member of the 1996 USA Olympic team, Cauthen came home with a bronze medal. He has held the NABF light welterweight title, NABA light welterweight title and the USBA light middleweight title. It’s an attractive resume, but perhaps it is time to pass the torch?
Cauthen has not boxed since his unanimous decision win over Philadelphia welterweight Phil McCants almost 16 months ago. Regardless, Cauthen has been in shape every day since then. The athletic fighter has heart and is always ready to fight, even on short notice.
Robinson, on the other hand, is coming off the biggest win of his career last Jan. 21 when he out-pointed heavy-handed journeyman Doel Carrasquillo, of Lancaster, PA, on the NBC Sports Network Fight Series card at the Asylum Arena in South Philadelphia.
Robinson does not have the extensive pro resume that Cauthen brings, but there is still a story to be told. Robinson has an extensive amateur background, having competed all over the world--Italy, Russia, Turkey and Canada. He was the youngest captain on the US Boxing Team while attending Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
It is common to find Cauthen joking around, and Robinson (right) always dressed to impress. The two fighters are focused and ready for their must-win showdown. Between the southpaw rivalry and the PA-NJ rivalry, this fight will be one for the record books.
Philadelphia lightweights Kareem Cooley and Tevin Farmer collide on the undercard in a six-round contest. Also on the show are junior middleweight Jimmy Lowry and junior lightweight Hasan Young. Each will be making his pro debut.
ABOUT MAY 12
The Robinson-Cauthen fight tops an eight-bout card at the Newtown Athletic Club (NAC). First fight is 7.30 pm. Tickets priced at $50, $75, and $100 are on sale at the offices of Peltz Boxing (215-765-0922), www.peltzboxing.com and at the Newtown Athletic Club. The card is being promoted by Bam Boxing Promotions, Inc., in association with the NAC.
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