Cotto, Kamegai fight for vacant WBO title on Aug.26

By Daily Sports on May 25, 2017

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Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) hasn’t fought in 18 months and he hasn’t won a fight in the last 2 years, but the World Boxing Organization is still going to let the 36-year-old Puerto Rican face Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for their vacant WBO junior middleweight title on August 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Cotto-Kamegai will be televised on HBO World Championship Boxing.

It’s kind of surprising that HBO will be televising Cotto-Kamegai, because it’s such a bad fight. Cotto was a good fighter. I’m not sure if he is anymore given his near 2-year layoff, but he should be fighting better opposition than this if he’s going to be competing for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.

Cotto might have problems with Kamegai, because the Japanese fighter is known for being a slugger. Cotto is pretty old now and he hasn’t fought in ages.

When you take an old guy like Cotto and have sit around for 2 years, you can’t guarantee a win for him.

Cotto’s last win over a really good fighter was his close win over Shane Mosley in 2007. That wasn’t even a prime Mosley. That was an older Mosley.

*Photo shows Miguel Cotto.

Source Daily Sports

Posted May 25, 2017

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