Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Mosely to take on Cotto for welterweight crown

By John McMullen
The Phanatic Magazine

Undefeated WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto will defend his crown against four-time world champion Shane Mosley. on November 10 at Madison Square Garden.

Cotto (30-0, 25 KOs) was last seen knocking out former world champion Zab Judah to retain his title and improve his MSG record to 3-0 in June.

"I am very excited to be returning to Madison Square Garden and I will be completely prepared for the biggest fight of my career," said Cotto. "Shane is a great fighter but he will not be the better fighter on November 10. I will be leaving the ring the same way I will be entering it - undefeated and still world champion."

The 35-year old Mosley (44-4, 37 KOs) has defeated such greats as Oscar de la Hoya and Fernando Vargas. Most recently, Mosley decisioned Luis Collazo for the WBC interim welterweight crown.

"Cotto is a great fighter, but so am I, and we're going to light up the Garden on November 10," said Mosley. "I don't think I've ever been more excited for a fight. I can't wait to get in the ring and get it on."


Anonymous said...

Mosley is going to cave Cotto's head in.

Anonymous said...

This fight may be more one-sided than ANYONE imagined. Mosley is on a whole other level from Cotto.