Cotto faces Malignaggi in crucial fight

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

New York City native Paulie Malignaggi will challenge WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Cotto faces Malignaggi in crucial fight

New York:

New York City native Paulie Malignaggi will challenge WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.The two fighters held a weigh-in on Friday in front of a raucous crowd loudly backing Puerto Rico's Cotto.The bout is being pitted as one of speed versus power. Malignaggi, undefeated at 21-0 with five knockouts, is arguably the quickest fighter at 140 pounds.But Cotto, 26-0 with an impressive 22 knockouts, is the most powerful fighter in the class today. Cotto weighed in Friday at 138 and a quarter pounds.



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