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Cotto vs Martinez: Fighters go face-to-face in Puerto Rico

Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez met up today in Puerto Rico for the first stop on their press tour.

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

Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez are officially set to meet on June 7 in New York City at the famed Madison Square Garden, as the two formally announced their fight today in Puerto Rico, the first stop on their short press tour.

Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) gets A-side billing for the fight -- he demanded that, in fact -- but it's Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO) with the world title on the line, as the world middleweight champion will be defending his WBC and Ring Magazine titles in the fight. Cotto is seeking to win a world title in a fourth weight class after picking up belts at 140, 147, and 154.

The fight will have a 159-pound catchweight, which figures to be no worry. Martinez has never weighed in at the full 160 limit, coming in highest at 159.5. Cotto, 33, is the smaller man naturally, but not by a ton, and he may have youth on his side, as the 39-year-old Martinez has been banged up in his last two fights, and will be coming in with a 14-month layoff.

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