Deandre Latimore will fight Carlos Quintana on the Mayweather vs Cotto undercard. (Photo by Tom Casino/Showtime)
The Mayweather vs Cotto pay-per-view card is now set in stone, as the final spot has gone to a junior middleweight fight between "Mayweather Promotions" fighter Deandre Latimore and veteran Carlos Quintana. Daniel Ponce De Leon was previously reported as being on the card, but he's been moved to the night before tentatively, although Espinoza Boxing Club is listing him as fighting in Las Vegas on May 5 on Fox Sports against Eduardo "Chucky" Lazcano.
But let's get back to the news here. Latimore (23-3, 17 KO) recently got a ShoBox slot and was pretty unimpressive in a survival win over Milton Nunez. The 26-year-old St. Louis southpaw was briefly a contender in the division, but that came on an overblown win over Sechew Powell, who was also overrated, and ended pretty quickly when Latimore lost the fight and the hometown crowd against Cory Spinks in April 2009. Since then he's gone 4-1, but with no impressive wins and a loss in a rematch with Powell.
Quintana (28-3, 22 KO) really hasn't been relevant in a few years, either. He's basically a part-time fighter at this point, and hasn't been in the ring since a February 2011 win over Yoryi Estrella. His last tough fight was a TKO loss to Andre Berto in April 2010.
The 35-year-old Puerto Rican is most famous for wins over Joel Julio and Paul Williams, which both led into losses. Miguel Cotto thrashed Quintana five months after the win over Julio, and Williams knocked him out in the first round four months after their first fight.
This is quite frankly little more than filler, similar to past Mayweather undercard fights like Cornelius Lock vs Orlando Cruz, Edner Cherry vs Wes Ferguson, or Said Ouali vs Hector David Saldivia.