oh boy! These Filipinos are some fighters! First Hurricane Julaton and now Pacquiao. Both are fighting Puerto Rican opponents.
Manny Pacquiao will have the opportunity to win a world title in a fourth division in November when he fights his Top Rank promotions stablemate Miguel Cotto Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the fighters’ promoter announced Monday.
Although contracts have yet to be signed — and that detail resulted in a lengthy delay before Pacquiao’s most recent fight with England’s Ricky Hatton was finalized — promoter Bob Arum announced that he’s secured verbal agreements from his fighters to stage a WBO welterweight title bout at a catch weight of 145 pounds.
HBO pay-per-view will televise the bout.
Puerto Rico’s Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) owns the WBO belt and defended it in June with a victory over Joshua Clottey.