The exhibition craze in boxing continues as Miguel Cotto vs. Juan Manuel Marquez is reportedly in the works.
Cotto and Marquez have cemented their place in boxing history. The two are former world champions and have been revered by boxing fans. It appears Cotto and Marquez are negotiating an exhibition clash.
El Nuevo Dia has the scoop (via Michael Benson).
Miguel Cotto vs Juan Manuel Marquez is reportedly in the works as an exhibition on June 12th. Cotto is now 40 years old and Marquez is 47. [According to @ElNuevoDia]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 30, 2021
“Miguel Cotto vs Juan Manuel Marquez is reportedly in the works as an exhibition on June 12th. Cotto is now 40 years old and Marquez is 47. [According to El Nuevo Dia].”
Cotto hasn’t competed since November 2017. He dropped a unanimous decision to Sadam Ali in his retirement fight. As for Marquez, he retired back in 2014 following his unanimous decision victory over Mike Alvarado.
Cotto ended his pro boxing career with a record of 41-6 with 33 of those wins coming by way of knockout. Marquez’s record is 56-7-1. In 40 of those bouts, Marquez ended the fight via knockout or TKO.