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Miguel Cotto “Promoting More Difficult Than Fighting”


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (May 31, 2018) – Future Hall of Fame boxer *Miguel
Cotto*believes that, for him, promoting is even more challenging than
fighting.

The living legend retired last December with an incredible 41-6 (33 KOs)
pro record, in which he became the only Puerto Rican to capture world
titles in four different weights classes, light welterweight through
middleweight.

Cotto was 20-6 (16 KOs) in world title fights, 16-6 (12 KOs) versus present
or past world champions during his illustrious 17-year pro career,
including victories against *Cesar Bazan*, *Carlos Maussa*,*Lovemore N’dou*,
*Randall Bailey*,*DeMarcus Corley*, *Ricardo Torres*,*Paulie
Malignaggi*, *Carlos
Quintana*,*Zab Judah*, *Shane Mosley*, *Joshua Clottey*, *Yuri
Foreman*, *Ricardo
Mayorga*, *Antonio Margarito*, *Sergio Martinez* and *Daniel Geale*.

“We have been in the promoting business for more than 13 years, combining
both roles (fighter and promoter),” Cotto said. “Now, we are able to give
more attention to our fighters in terms of training.

“Promoting is more complex because there are challenges regarding every
facet of an event. As a fighter, you concentrate solely on the fight, not
all the details involved in promoting a successful event.”

Cotto Promotions is presenting *La Batalla: Acosta vs. Buitrago*, along
with H2 Entertainment, in association with DIRECTV Puerto Rico, June 16th on
pay-per-view, live from the Coliseo de Puerto Rico Center in Hato Rey,
Puerto Rico.

Integrated Sports Media will distribute the *La Batalla: Acosta vs.
Buitrago* card in the United States on cable, satellite and digital
pay-per-view via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DIRECTV, DISH and live-streamed
worldwide (excluding Puerto Rico) on the FITE.TV <fite.tv/> app and
website (www.fite.tv
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starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, for a suggested retail price of only
$34.95.

World Boxing Organization Light Flyweight World Champion *Tito Acosta* 17-1,
17 KOs) will make his first title defense against four-time world title
challenger *Carlos “Chocorroncito” Buitrago* (30-3-1, 17 KOs), of
Nicaragua, in the 12-round main event.

“This pay-per-view card is a very important opportunity for is to showcase
a great event,” Cotto added, “as well as a perfect scenario for Acosta to
show the world who he is as world champion.

“It is a pleasure for me to give back to boxing what boxing gave me. Seeing
our brand grow and fighter development let us know that we are doing things
the right way. Our goal is to continue developing the best talent in Puerto
Rico and building their brands and legacies.”

The 27-year-old Acosta is on a mission to become a Puerto Rican boxing icon
like Cotto, *Tito Trinidad*, *Wilfredo Gomez*, *Hector Camacho*, *Wilfredo
Benitez* and so many other greats from this fertile island.

Acosta’s success brings back fond memories for Cotto to when he was in a
similar situation as a young world champion. “He does bring back memories
for me and he proves that hard work pays off,” Cotto concluded. “Tito is
living the dream every boxer has when they choose to box as a living. Now
is the most challenging chapter for him to expand his reign and build his
legacy.”

Additional June 16th PPV fights will soon be announced. All fights and
fighters are subject to change.