Boxing has made great waves here in the Philippines with the help of our very own homegrown talents like MANNY PACQUIAO. Boxing as a sport here in our country is one of the sports that has gained a big following.
And now here's another fight that is worth watching on May 6, 2011.The bout will be about Miguel Cotto vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. But first let's get to know the background of these two fighters.
Real name : Miguel Ángel Cotto Vázquez
Nickname(s) : Junito
Rated at: Light Welterweight
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Nationality: Puerto Rican
Born: October 29, 1980 (age 31)
Caguas, Puerto Rico
Total fights 39
Wins by KO 30
No contests 0
Miguel Cotto is a Puerto Rican professional boxer. Cotto is the reigning WBA (Super) Light Middleweight Champion. He is the younger brother of contender Jose Miguel Cotto and cousin of Abner Cotto. He is a four-time world champion in three weight divisions (light welterweight, welterweight and light middleweight).
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Real name: Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr.
Nickname(s): Pretty Boy
Rated at Super Featherweight
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Reach: 72 in (183 cm)
Born: February 24, 1977 (age 35)
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Total fights 42
Wins by KO 26
Floyd Joy Mayweather, Jr. (born Floyd Sinclair; February 24, 1977) is an American professional boxer. He is a five-division world champion, where he has won seven world titles, as well as the lineal championship in three different weight classes. He is a two-time The Ring "Fighter of the Year," winning the award in 1998 and 2007 and also won the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) "Fighter of the Year" award in 2007. He is undefeated as a professional boxer.
Currently, Mayweather is the WBC Welterweight Champion. He is also rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites, including Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox Sports, Yahoo! Sports and About.com
Mayweather was suppose to have a bout with Pound- per- Pound Manny Pacquaio but his camp chose not to.
But even if we can't fly for USA to watch, because of the largest chain in terms of Cinemas, SM Cinema will have scheduled live screenings.
There's live screenings on May 6, 2012 at 9am at the following SM CINEMA branches:
- SM Pampanga
- SM Megamall
- SM Mall of Asia
- SM North Edsa
- SM Marikina
- SM Manila
- SM Baguio
- SM Clark
Or if you want a hassle-free ticket-buying, you may log on to www.smtickets.com and www.smcinema.com
Do you have your bets as early as now? Mark your calendars for the much-awaited bout on MAY 6, 2012.
AND ENJOY THE SCREENINGS AT YOUR FAVORITE SM CINEMA NEAR YOU!
Credits about Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is courtesy of Wikipedia.org