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Cotto (35-2, 28 KOs) remains one of the world’s best fighters and biggest attractions. The three-division titleholder bounced back from a one-sided beating against Manny Pacquiao to win a junior middleweight title – stopping Yuri Foreman in June — and the promise of more lucrative matchups. There’s talk of a rematch with Antonio Margarito, who stopped Cotto in 2008, if he can get past Mayorga (29-7-1, 23 KOs). The 37-year-old Nicaraguan hasn’t had much success in recent years, having gone 4-4 in last eight fights and losing consistently to big-name opponents. But his ability to sell a fight with his never-ending trash talk is a promoter’s dream. He also shouldn’t be counted out. He’ll have a significant size advantage over Cotto and his awkward style has given more than one elite opponent problems. He also seems to be in better shape than usual for this fight. Cotto, 30, is the favorite because he has youth and much better skills on his side. On the undercard, the Miguel Vazquez-Leonardo Zappavigna (Lenny Zappa) and Foreman-Pawel Wolak fights are both good
There's double action tonight on American TV, and Bad Left Hook is the boxing fan's destination for interactive coverage. I'll be out celebrating my birthday, though I plan to DVR the HBO card and probably sneak back to thCotto vs Mayorga Livee office at some point and catch the mCotto vs Mayorga Live Streamain event of the Showtime PPV, so I'll have my thoughts on the fights sometime on Sunday, hopefully. Or I won't because I'll be too hopped up on the sweet Kentucky bourbon tonight. We'll see. Play it by ear, as they say.
Showtime pay-per-view goes live at 9pm with a Top Rank card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, headlined by a 12-round ju Forum Françaisnior middleweight clash between Miguel Cotto and Ricardo MEnglish Forumayorga. On the undercard, Yuri Foreman faces Pawel Wolak (10 rounds, 154), Miguel Vazquez faces Aussie brawler Leonardo Zappavigna (12 rounds, 135) and Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski gets a glamour shot in a four-roMiguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorgaund heavyweight bout against some guy from Kentucky. (Sorry, Richard Bryant.)
HBO goes live at 10:30 from Foxwoods in Connecticut. In the main event, Sergio Martinez defends the world middleweight championship against Sergiy Dzinziruk. The co-feature is also a middleweight clash, as Ireland's Andy Lee t Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga Live Streamakes on Scotland's Craig McEwan. Lee will be without trainer Emanuel Steward for this one, as Steward will be in Vegas handling Cotto, and Martinez will also be without his normal lead trainer, Gabriel Sarmiento. Gabriel's brother Pablo will take over for the evening.
March 12, Showtime returns to pay-per-view with “Relentless” Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 knockouts) will defend his WBA super-welterweight belt against the trash talking brawler from Nicaragua Ricardo Mayorga (29-7, 23 knockouts). Mayorga predicts a knockout in four ro Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga Liveunds and wants a shot against the Filipino boxing star Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. If Cotto beats Mayorga he will land a rematch in the summer with his nemesis who many felt beat him with illegal handwraps Antonio Margarito.
Former Notre Dame football star and NFL player for the Baltimore Ravens, Tommy “Tommy Z” Zbikowski, will also be fighting on the card against heavyweight Richard Bryant. Zbikowski is no stranger to boxing, it was his first love before football and he’s been boxing since he was 9-years-old with an amateur boxing record of over 70 fighMiguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorgats. Tommy was also a professioCotto vs Mayorga Live Stream nal boxer before turning pro in football. He made his pro debut in 2006 on the undercard of Miguel Cotto vs. Paulie Malignaggi at Madison Square Garden, this will be his second pro fight after a 5 year lay-off.
A Free live online stream of the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga non-televised undercard will be shown on the Top Rank LiveStream on TopRank.com at on March 12, 2011 @ 6:30 PM ET.
Watch Top Rank and Don King Promotions “Relentless” Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga live Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 6 PM PT/ 9 PM ET on Showtime pay-per-view ($49.95).
Tom “Tommy Z” Zbikowski, 25, a former Notre Dame football standout and current safety for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, annoCotto vs Mayorga Liveunced that he will return to the boxing ring on March 12, 2011 on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga Showtime pay-per-view card that takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The young 25-year-old Zbikowski is no newcomer to the sport of boxing, he’s been boxing since the age of 9 and has an amateur record of 68-13 before making his professional debut on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto vs. Paulie Malignaggi undercard at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York.
Tommy’s fight on the undercard of Cotto vs. Malignaggi lasted a mere 50 seconds when he stopped his opponent Robert Bell by TKO, Zbikowski was sti Cotto vs Mayorgall in college and playing football for Notre Dame when he made his pro boxing debut and fought at heavyweight, for his fight on March 12 he will drop down to the 200-pound cruiserweight division.
With the potential of an NFL lockout, Tommy could be the shot in the arm that boxing needs in America, he could help get the attention of the American public once again. If Zbikowski does plan to fight often during the possible NFL lock Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga Live Streamout and if he sticks to boxing he could fight for a cruiserweight title in a few years, depending on how good he looks in the ring and how serious he takes the sport.
If Tom Zbikowski gets past his opponent on March 12, maybe he can have another fight on the undercard of the May 7th, Manny Pacquiao Miguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorga Livevs. Shane Mosley mega fight on Showtime pay-per-view. That would be another great opportunity to showcase himself and gain more exposure if he fights on the Manny Pacquiao undercard. Pacquiao is arguably the best boxer of the past dMiguel Cotto vs Ricardo Mayorgaecade and biggest boxing star right now, who knows, maybe Tommy Z can attain that same type of greatness in boxing as well.
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