Young Prospects Machado and Acosta Set For August

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Dos de los principales prospectos de Puerto Rico, Alberto ‘El Explosivo’ Machado y Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta, pondrán en vitrina su talento noqueador el sábado 6 de agosto en el Coliseo Cosme Beitía, de Cataño, cuando estelaricen el programa que presentará la Miguel Cotto Promotions en sociedad con H2 Entertainment y Roc Nation Sports. El programa, perteneciente a la serie exitosa Boxeo Al Máximo, será el segundo que la empresa presente consecutivamente en el coliseo catañés, luego de celebrar allí con gran éxito, el pasado 4 de junio, el cartel estelarizado por el peso ligero Kevin Nieves. Será también el segundo programa de la empresa desde su acuerdo con la cadena hispana Mega TV, que presentará la retransmisión de la cartelera en diferido el sábado 13 de agosto. De 25 años de edad, el junior ligero Machado, del residencial Monte Hatillo, posee un récord de 14-0 con 12 nocauts. Es un peleador derecho, de 5’ 10” de estatura, que se cuadra a lo zurdo y no pierde el tiempo en atacar a su oponente, como lo demuestra el hecho de que ha ganado por nocaut en el primer asalto sus últimos cinco compromisos. En su última pelea, el pasado 23 de abril en el coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, de Caguas, Machado aniquiló a los 2:20 minutos al mexicano Miguel Angel Mendoza, quien tenía marca de 22-7-2 y 21 nocauts.
Entretanto, Acosta, de Barrio Obrero, es un minimosca que cuenta también con 25 años de edad y posee un récord de 13-0 con 13 nocauts y aparece clasificado entre los primeros 15 tanto por la OMB como la FIB y la AMB. Acosta viene de noquear en el segundo asalto al aguerrido peleador dominicano Erickson Martell para retener su título minimosca de la Fecarbox, el organismo regional afiliado al CMB.
En el programa igualmente estarán activos otros grandes prospectos de la compañía presidida por el cinco veces campeón mundial boricua, figurando entre ellos el supermosca José ‘Chiquiro’ Martínez, de Las Marías, con marca de 17-0 y 10 nocauts y una impresionante victoria por decisión en 10 asaltos sobre Edwin ‘Puto’ Rodríguez en su última presentación Con ese triunfo, Chiquiro retuvo el cetro Latino del CMB. También verá acción el peso super mosca moroveño Carlos ‘Kid’ Narváez (14-0 y seis), quien en su última presentación derrotó por decisión en ocho asaltos a Carlos ‘El Machazo’ Rodríguez, para conquistar el vacante cetro supermosca de la Fecarbox. “Va a ser una noche de grandes prospectos”, dijo Héctor Soto, promotor de la compañía. “Son los cuatro peleadores más importantes y adelantados que tenemos y esperamos que sea un gran éxito porque tanto Machado como Acosta son del area metropolitana y esperamos que todos sus fanáticos se den cita”. El programa será transmitido en diferido por Mega TV el siguiente sábado 13 de agosto comenzando a las 9:00 p.m. en horario prime time.
Boxeo Al Máximo es presentado por Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment y Roc Nation Sports. Gasolina Party In A Pouch, Ciclón Energy Drink, Armor All, Restaurant Raíces, Pan American Language, Ahorro Muebles, Everlast y Periódico La Cordillera. La entrada al coliseo Cosme Beitía de Cataño tendrá un costo de $15.00 Ring Side y $10.00 Entrada General. Los boletos están disponibles en las localidades de Ticket Center llamando al 787-792-5000 ó visitando su sitio en internet: www.tcpr.com.

 

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Two of the top prospects from Puerto Rico, Alberto ‘Explosive’ Machado and Angel ‘Tito’ Acosta, will showcase its puncher talent on Saturday August 6 at Coliseo Cosme Beitia Cataño, when estelaricen the program will present Miguel Cotto Promotions in partnership with Roc Nation H2 Entertainment and Sports. The program, part of the hit series Maxed Boxing, will be the second that the company present consecutively in the Catanese coliseum, after celebrating there with great success, on June 4, the poster starring Kevin Nieves lightweight. It will also be the second program of the company since its agreement with the Hispanic network Mega TV, presenting billboard relay delayed on Saturday 13 August. 25-year-old junior lightweight Machado, residential Monte Hatillo, has a record of 14-0 with 12 knockouts. It is a right fighter, 5 ’10 “tall, which block to southpaw and wastes no time in attacking his opponent, as evidenced by the fact that he has won by knockout in the first assault their last five games. In his last fight, on April 23 at the Coliseum Roger L. Mendoza, of Caguas, Machado 2:20 he annihilated the Mexican Miguel Angel Mendoza, who had branded 02/07/22 and 21 knockouts.
Meanwhile, Acosta, Barrio Obrero, is a flyweight who also has 25 years old and has a record of 13-0 with 13 knockouts and ranked in the top 15 by both the WBO and IBF and WBA appears. Acosta comes knocking in the second assault the embattled Erickson Martell Dominican fighter to retain his flyweight title Fecarbox, the regional agency affiliated with the WBC.
The program also will be active other great prospects of the company led by five-time world champion boricua, figuring including super flyweight Jose ‘Chiquiro’ Martinez, Las Marias, 17-0 with 10 knockouts and and an impressive victory 10-round decision over Edwin ‘Puto’ Rodriguez in his last presentation With that triumph, Chiquiro retained the WBC Latino scepter. Weight will also see action moroveño Super Fly Carlos ‘Kid’ Narvaez (14-0 and six), who in his last appearance defeated eight-round decision to Carlos ‘El Machazo’ Rodriguez to win the vacant flyweight scepter of Fecarbox. “It will be a night of great prospects,” said Hector Soto, promoter of the company. “These are the four most important and advanced fighters we have and hope it will be a great success because both Machado and Acosta are in the metropolitan area and we hope that all fans make an appointment.” The program will be broadcast on tape delay on Mega TV next Saturday August 13 starting at 9:00 p.m. in prime time.

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Photos: Miguel Cotto Lands In LA Ahead of Press Tour With Canelo Alvarez

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Los Angeles, CA- WBC and Ring Magazine lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto  landed in Los Angeles, California for the kick off of the 4 city press tour of his highly anticipated mega fight against Mexican Superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The first stop of the Cotto vs.. Canelo tour will be held at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be open to the public. Fan arrival is at 3:00pm and press conference starts at 5:00pm.

Photo credit: Hector Santos/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC.

Canelo vs Cotto: Best Fight In History of Mexico vs Puerto Rico?

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By: Steve Gallegos

From Sanchez vs Gomez to Chavez vs Camacho to De La Hoya vs Trinidad, Mexico vs Puerto Rico has been one of the most storied rivalries in boxing. On 11/21/15, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto renew that rivalry in the biggest fight between Mexico and Puerto Rico in the past decade and a half. As always, you have a clash of styles, personalities, fan bases and on paper, the end result can only be fireworks.

Miguel Cotto has been one of boxing’s most proven warriors over the last decade or so. He’s been in many memorable fights whether he’s won or lost. No matter how many times he’s been counted out, he always climbs off the canvas and rallys back as he’s become a 4-division champion. Canelo Alvarez is the future of boxing and is the biggest star in the sport next to Mayweather and Pacquiao. He’s a young, handsome, red headed hispanic who has female fans oohing and awwing in a way we haven’t seen since the days of Oscar De La Hoya.

Both fighters are exciting punchers who can also box and neither are ever in a bad fight. Canelo’s strenghths are that he has a mean right hand and his defense has improved lately which gives him the ability to be elusive when he has to. His biggest weakness is stamina. Over the course of a long fight, he can tend to fade late and it can be crucial should the fight go to a decision.

Miguel Cotto’s strenghth is that he has a good jab and a devastating left hook, particularly to the body. Since hooking up with Freddie Roach, Cotto has once again become an aggressive puncher. The downside to this aggressive style is that he may find himself in a dangerous fire fight in which he can get hurt. He is 34 years old, but with the many up’s and downs to go along with the wars that he’s had, you never know what night he’s gonna get old.

The story of the fight is gonna be Canelo’s right hand vs Cotto’s left hook. For this reporter, the slight edge goes to Canelo based on his youth and punching power. If Cotto can get his jab going to set up his left hook, then he can turn the odds in his favor. We can all make assumptions as to who has the edge and who’s going to win; however we won’t know until they face off on 11/21/15. The worst case scenario is that we get a chess match like De La Hoya vs Trinidad which doesn’t live up to the hype or we can get a barn burner like Juanma Lopez vs Orlando Salido. For fight fans, we’re hoping for the latter.