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Cotto inks multi-fight deal with Golden Boy

Miguel Cotto’s fight with Yoshihiro Kamegai won’t be a one-off relationship.

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Miguel Cotto, who is admittedly close to end of his career, has not only split with former promoter Roc Nation Sports and signed with Golden Boy, but he’s done so via a multi-fight deal that begins with his junior middleweight title fight against Yoshihiro Kamegai this August.

Cotto suggests in interviews that he’ll likely retire after this year is over, but it appears he’ll look to get in at least a couple more fights before riding off into the sunset, as reported by RingTV.

And not only is De La Hoya teaming up with Cotto to promote his fights, he’s doing so in an effort to expand Golden Boy’s new ESPN series into Puerto Rico, as a platform to launch new talent.

“Miguel Cotto is not only a legend in the ring, but on the entire island of Puerto Rico, which has one of the richest boxing traditions around the globe,” said De La Hoya, the Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Our new partnership will include Miguel’s upcoming fights, working with Miguel Cotto Promotions’ talented stable of fighters and revitalizing boxing in Puerto Rico.”

Cotto echoes this sentiment, saying that his hope is that he and De La Hoya create more opportunities that benefit the sport.

“I’m very proud to establish a tremendous partnership with Golden Boy Promotions and Oscar,” said Cotto, who is trained by Freddie Roach. “It couldn’t work better — from a boxer to a boxer. We share the same mentality and language of the sport and the business. We will create the perfect opportunities for the sport of boxing and the fans.”

More boxing on high profile channels is always a good thing for the sport, and if De La Hoya uses his ESPN platform to reincarnate the spirit of Friday Night Fights, then we might have something worthwhile on our hands.

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