MIGUEL COTTO VS. YOSHIHIRO KAMEGAI PREVIEW, PRESS CONFERENCE & WEIGH-IN VIDEO
By Victor O. Garcia, Head Real Combat Media Video Reporter
Carson, Ca (August 25, 2017)— Future Hall-of-Fame Miguel Cotto (40-5, 36 KOs) and Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) are set and ready to go toe-to-toe this Saturday night, from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, for the WBO Super Welterweight title. The Golden Boy Promotions card will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing beginning at 6:45pm PT.
Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto is coming off a nearly 2 year layoff, after losing his WBC Middleweight title to Boxing’s biggest name Canelo Alvarez, back in November of 2015. He will be facing Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai, who is coming off a great TKO victory over Mexican slugger Jesus Soto Karass back in September of 2016, which was a fight of the year candidate.
The fight can become a farewell fight for Cotto after weeks ago he announced he will be retiring at the end of the year. The former five-time world champion has been in the ring with future hall of famers including: Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley, Sergio Martinez, Zab Judah, and more. Kamegai is a slugger that can be a bit dangerous for Cotto, but Miguel’s experience will be a huge factor in the fight and the chances of Cotto becoming a world champion once again are very likely.
Vargas vs Rios
The co-main event can definitely steal the show. WBC Super Bantamweight Champion Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) will put his title on the line against Southern California’s own Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs).
Mexico’s Rey Vargas —who is trained by Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio Beristain— will have his first title defense after traveling to England and defeated Gavin McDonnell via majority-decision back in February. His opponent Ronny Rios has won his last five fights after suffering a TKO loss to Robinson Castellanos.
The match up is a good one that can electrify the night ahead of the main event.