by Ray Cerda
On Saturday, November 10th, the most anticipated fight of the year will take place, as Miguel Cotto will put his WBA world title on the line when he squares off against WBC Interim Champion Sugar Shane Mosley.
The fight will take place inside the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.
Tickets have been on sale since September 6th with seat prices going for $750, $500, $300, $200 and $100.
The fight will be available on closed circuit TV and also pay per view with a suggested retail price of $49.95.
Both fighters bring a skill set that has made both of them world champions, but also bring a tremendous amount of will to win this fight.
There is no need for animosity or trash talking.
This fight sells itself.
This fight not only has two world-class fighters fighting each other, but also two world-class guys who hold nothing but respect for one another.
Shane believes that Miguel will be the toughest body puncher he has ever faced.
With Miguel acknowledging that Shane is his biggest test to date.
In addition, both fighters have given their word that this would not be a snooze fest nor would they be content winning by running and dancing – which therefore means fireworks for us fans.
My name is Ray Cerda I have been an avid boxing fan for almost 19 years now.
I’m privileged to know and call David Martinez my friend and mentor.
I have always believed that if you are going to talk boxing you better know your stuff.
And who better to learn from than David.
I had the pleasure of meeting David at Marco Antonio Barrera’s victory party after he beat Eric Morales in their second fight, June 22, 2002.
We talked boxing until the early hours of the morning.
I could see the genuine love he had for the sport, and we have been friends ever since.