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Mayweather-Cotto II "Penciled In" For Dec 1st at Madison Square Garden

By James Slater: Wanna see it again!? According to a piece on Fightnews, there is a date being held on stand by for a return meeting between stars Floyd Mayweather Junior and Miguel Cotto; New York's Madison Square Garden to host the rematch on December 1st.

The financial success of the first fight, combined with the competitiveness of the May 5th bout - where the Puerto Rican hero pushed "Money" hard and bloodied his nose - is apparently enough for the powers that be to want a second fight between the two future Hall of Famers.

But will the fans really want to see it again? Also, we do not yet know if Mayweather, who is reportedly having a tough time of it in his prison cell, will want to fight as soon as December of this year once he's done his 87-day term.

And though the Cinco de Mayo fight was a good, hard fight, one that gave fans of both greats plenty to cheer about, is a sequel really necessary? Mayweather was, after all, a comprehensive points winner.

I'm sure Cotto would like a second go at Floyd, and I'm sure Mayweather (if he actually wants to fight again, either this year or next year) will jump at the chance of yet another massive payday. But bottom line: there are better, more intriguing fights for both men - Mayweather against either Pacquiao or Bradley; Cotto against either Canelo Alvarez or the Martinez-Chavez Junior winner.

One thing though - the atmosphere at a Mayweather-Cotto II, in Cotto's "home town" of New York, inside a packed Madison Square Garden, would be something special!

Article posted on 28.06.2012



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