According to a news report from Puerto Rico, the Miguel Cotto-Carlos Quintana fight is now official. Oktay Urkal, who was supposed to be facing Quintana for the title, accepted a deal from Cotto's people to move aside and allow Cotto to fight for the title.
Cotto is 27-0 with 22KOs, and has never fought at welterweight before. This should be quite a test for him. Quintana (23-0, 17KOs) is a southpaw who can either box or punch, as he showed in a very dominant performance over super-prospect Joel Julio this summer. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that Quintana walked right through the hard-hitting Julio's punches.
The fight will take place on Showtime on December 2nd. It will probably be the biggest fight between two Puerto Rican fighters since Tito Trinidad squared off against Macho Camacho in 1994.