Future hall-of-famer Miguel Cotto will step back into the ring on August 26th to challenge for the vacant WBO World Super-Welterweight Title against Japan’s big-punching Yoshihiro Kamegai.
Puerto Rico’s fistic hero (40-5, 33 KOs) is a seasoned veteran in the ring and has faced a who’s who of the Super-Lightweight, Welterweight and Super-Welterweight divisions, winning World Titles in four weight classes.
Cotto’s last outing came in November 2015, dropping a decision and losing his Middleweight strap to Mexican star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Having taken some time away from the sport, the four-weight World Champion is ready to return to action.
Last September, Japan’s Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KO’s) picked up a career-best win against the tough Jesus Soto Karass, going to war for eight rounds before eventually forcing Karass to quit in his corner.
Having had a long journey to this title shot, Kamegai is ready to take it with both hands. In 2014 he dropped a close decision to former Champion and Floyd Mayweather opponent Roberto Guerrero, and has since fought his way back to contention.
Kamegai and Cotto are both known for their all-action styles, with both featuring in Fight of the Year contenders. The intriguing match-up may well be the last chance at World Title glory for both boxers, so this is not to be missed.