Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai results
Miguel Cotto defeated Yoshihiro Kamegai by unanimous decision (120-108, 118-110, 119-109) Saturday night to claim the WBO junior middleweight title.
RealMiguelCotto might be nearing the end, but still has plenty left in the tank as he beats Kamegai by unanimous decision. #CottoKamegai pic.twitter.com/CT2n4hp59N— HBOboxing (
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Miguel Cotto returns from a 21-month layoff to face Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO junior middleweight championship from the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on HBO beginning at 9:45 ET.
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Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) hasn"t fought since November 2015, when he lost the middleweight belt to Canelo Alvarez, who later vacated the title to face Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 16. The four-division world champion plans on retiring at the end of the year, and wants to go out a champion.
Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) earned this opportunity when he picked up the biggest win of his career last September when he retired Jesus Soto Karass. He has a tough, gritty, in-your-face style that could give 36-year-old Cotto trouble since he has been off for so long.
Can Cotto shake off the rust and thwart Kamegai? Or does Kamegai impose his will long enough to tire Cotto? Here"s everything you need to know about the fight.
All times are Eastern.
Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai date, fight time
— Cotto and Kamegai are set to fight on Aug. 26. The broadcast begins at 9:45 p.m. Cotto and Kamegai are expected to enter the ring at around 10:45 p.m.
Cotto vs. Kamegai TV, live streaming
— Cotto vs. Kamegai will air on HBO beginning at 9:45 p.m. You can also stream Cotto vs. Kamegai on boxnation.com.
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Cotto vs. Kamegai fight card
— Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO Junior Middleweight Title
— Rey Vargas vs. Ronny Rios for Vargas" WBC Junior Featherweight Title
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