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Antonio Pitalua vs Cosme Rivera: Gear Up for Tonight's Rematch with September's Fight (Video)

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Here's the first fight between Antonio Pitalua and Cosme Rivera, which took place on September 9 in Mexico City on Telemundo.

Tonight, the two will battle in a rematch from the same location (same venue even), and again the fight is televised by Telemundo at 11:35 p.m. EST. It will also, I have heard, be available live on WBCboxing.tv.

If you're looking for a good fight to watch tonight, this is your bet. Pitalua (52-5-1, 46 KO) and Rivera (33-14-3, 24 KO) went to a really spirited, fairly controversial draw in this one, and the rematch was pretty much immediately signed.


Judges the first time around scored it 115-113 for Rivera, 115-114 for Pitalua, and 114-114 even. I favored Rivera slightly, but it was a difficult fight to score. This is a pair of tough, gritty veteran fighters who may not be world class (in fact, they absolutely are not, let's just say it) but put on a good fight, and have proven to do so with one another.

We'll have live coverage at 11:35 EST of the rematch, so join us this evening.

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