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Tuesday Night Quick Takes: Cotto-Rodriguez tickets, Velez-Montiel, Khabib-Mayfield, more

MIGUEL COTTO! Is a smash in Disney World! KHABIB ALLAKHVERDIEV! Has a really long name! FERNANDO MONTIEL! Is *insulted*! LAMONT PETERSON! Yeah, him! ARTEMIO REYES! will not go quietly into that good night! AND MORE!

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

Tuesday is nearly gone with the wind, but not quite! It's late, you're reading this web site -- your social life at an all-time low, loneliness creeping in like a black fog descending over some bog-laden fantasy world -- and we might as well talk about a few things concerning boxing, right? Right!


More Cotto-Rodriguez tickets made available

The October 5 fight in Orlando between Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez is selling very well in a town that never sees any major league boxing, with reporting that about 80% of the tickets are gone, according to promoter Bob Arum. That means that they've opened the second deck at the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic, who will be dropping their 2013-14 season-opening game to my merciless, championship-bound Indiana Pacers.

Khabib Allakhverdiev vs Karim Mayfield possible for fall date

New Top Rank junior welterweights Khabib Allakhverdiev and Karim Mayfield may be headed for a somewhat overdue clash, with Allakhverdiev reportedly saying the WBA title fight may wind up on the Pacquiao-Rios card in Macao. That would make sense, I guess, and would give us another good fight to see on the show, so hey! Here's hoping!

Velez Said, Montiel Said

Jayson Velez is attempting to secure a fight for the aforementioned Cotto-Rodriguez show, where I guess he'd defend his "SILVER!" WBC featherweight title, but he says that Fernando Montiel turned down the fight. "It seems he did not want the fight," Velez said, as he and his team tried to pick on a 34-year-old bantamweight like it's a big scalp. I mean, sure, better than Sal Sanchez II, but even still.

That aside, Montiel's team has already responded and said the offer was truly degrading! An insult to their level of experience and championship legacy!


  • Chris Mannix did a piece for SI on Monday about the lack of attention to drug testing, drug cheating, drugs and drugs in boxing, noting -- as I must say I did on Twitter first, ha-ha! ha-ha! -- that Yuriorkis Gamboa was on that Biogenesis list and nobody in boxing seems to give a damn.
  • Here's a piece on Artemio Reyes, whose prospect bubble was burst badly by Alan Sanchez in April 2012. Reyes, 26, has won five straight since then and is looking to get back in the race.
  • Lamont Peterson got his hindquarters handed to him on a McDonald's tray by Lucas Matthysse, but he still has a 140-pound belt, and Dierry Jean is his mandatory. Jean says the fight is being discussed. It's a good fight.

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