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Delvin Rodriguez: I'm ready for Miguel Cotto

Delvin Rodriguez, left, and Miguel Cotto pose during

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Saturday night represents the opportunity of a lifetime for Delvin Rodriguez.

Rodriguez will get a chance to take a major step in his career when he takes on Miguel Cotto (37-4) in a 12-round junior middleweight bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fl. live on HBO.

"I'm just enjoying every second of this because this is an opportunity that I earned. I got to this opportunity the...

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A win vs. Trout puts Alvarez in driver's seat

So just how big is this weekend for Canelo Alvarez? A convincing win against Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night would put him in the driver’s seat for his next fight.

No, it doesn’t mean Alvarez, the WBC 154-pound champion, is guaranteed a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall, but it will give him some leverage if Mayweather wants the fight.

Since both...

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Yuri Foreman set for return

Yuri Foreman (L) and Miguel Cotto (R) pose

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After a near two-year absence from the ring, former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (pictured left) makes his return.

Foreman (28-2, 8 KOs), who captured the attention of the boxing world after a strong performance against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium in June, 2010, will take on Brandon Baue (12-8, 10 KOs) on Lou DiBella’s card at B.B Kings Blues Club on Jan. 23.


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Neutral Corner fight wish list for 2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a right at the

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The Neutral Corner presents its fight wish list for 2013.

Floyd Mayweather (40-0) vs. Anyone: We want to see Mayweather fight anyone at this point. We know the “Money” man is very particular about who he fights and when, but its time he starts to justify why fans need to wait forever between fights. Manny Pacquiao, Canelo Alvarez and Tim Bradley are just a few of the several fighters we’d...

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No doubt about Trout's win

Austin Trout, right, throws a punch against Miguel

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Austin "No Doubt" Trout scored a resounding 12-round win over Miguel Cotto to retain the WBA super welterweight title at Madison Square Garden. It was the first time - after seven victories - that Cotto had been defeated at the Garden.

The fight started out close, but Trout began to pull away in the middle rounds. He looked sharper and was busier than Cotto throughout the contest....

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All Access: Cotto vs. Trout

Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout at NYC press

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One of the great things about shows like, "All Access,"  is that you get a chance to see the softer side of the fighters. In this one, we saw a lot of the children. It's always refreshing. Showtime has added D.B. Sweeney as a narrator and writers Jody Heaps and Jason Bowers.

Miguel Cotto challenges Austin Trout for the WBA junior middleweight title on December 1 at Madison...

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Predictions: Mayweather vs. Cotto

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Miguel Cotto pose

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Here are some predictions for Saturday's Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto fight:

Holt McCallany, actor: I love Miguel Cotto. Heart of a lion. Pressure fighter. And the nicest guy in the sport. I just don't see how he can get it done this time. Floyd's speed, defensive ability, angles, and on and on. I predict a tough night for a great fighter named Miguel Cotto. Mayweather by decision.


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Video preview: Mayweather vs. Cotto

Miguel Cotto arrives at the MGM Grand in

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HBO provides us with a look at the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto pay per view bout....

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HBO 24/7 Mayweather-Cotto, episode 3

US boxer Floyd Mayweather (L) and WBA Super

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A nice moment for Floyd Mayweather Jr. - donating $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity during a run - turns bad when he roots on an Asian runner by calling out, "Pacquiao, let's go Pacquiao."

Floyd sent out three tweets complaining about this week's episode, tweeting that HBO isn't giving the viewers a good show. He wasn't specific in his complaints. Best spoken line,...

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HBO 24/7 Mayweather-Cotto, episode 2

US boxer Floyd Mayweather (L) and WBA Super

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The subtext was a show about two sets of best friends. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent and Miguel Cotto and Bryan Perez. Very different, but very cool.

Best spoken line, Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "I have to take my father with me, because he's going to go all out. His mentality is like mine."

Best spoken line, Roger Mayweather: "It doesn't matter who he got. That guy can't...

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