SUPER PICKS: Cotto Likes Steelers, Mayorga Green Bay




LAS VEGAS, NEV. (February 4, 2011) – As they prepare for their own world title battles, multi-division world champions MIGUEL COTTO, NONITO DONAIRE, RICARDO MAYORGA and FERNANDO MONTIEL spoke from their training camps to give their predictions on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV.

MIGUEL COTTO: “The Steel Curtain of Pittsburgh will drop and close the show on the Green Bay Packers.  I’m going with the Iron City.”

NONITO DONAIRE: “Aaron Rogers is a great quarterback. He throws very few interceptions.  He will lead the Packers to victory.

RICARDO MAYORGA: “I’m pulling for Green Bay.  They fight hard like me.  The Steelers will roll over like Cotto when I dropkick him in our super brawl on March 12.”

FERNANDO MONTIEL: “I'm going with Green Bay.  They are peaking at the right time.”


World Bantamweight Champion FERNANDO MONTIEL defends his title against two-division world champion NONITO DONAIRE, Saturday, February 19, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. HBO Boxing After Dark will televise it live beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Remaining tickets to Montiel vs. Donaire, priced at $250, $125, $50 and $25, not including  applicable service charges, can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino).  Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.  Tickets also will be available for purchase at or

World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion MIGUEL COTTO defends his world title against two-division world champion RICARDO MAYORGA, Saturday, March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.  It will be produced and distributed Live on SHOWTIME PPV®.  Joining Cotto and Mayorga on the pay-per-view will be former WBA super welterweight champion and future rabbi YURI FOREMAN, in his comeback fight, against Top-10 contender PAWEL WOLAK; World Boxing Council (WBC) female super welterweight champion CHRISTY MARTIN, who will be featured in a special attraction super welterweight battle going for her landmark 50th professional victory, and International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion MIGUEL VAZQUEZ defending his title against undefeated mandatory challenger LENNY ZAPPAVIGNA.

Cotto vs. Mayorga will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand.  Remaining tickets, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, and $50, not including applicable service charges, can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino.)  Ticket sales are limited to 16 per person.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000.  Tickets are also available for purchase at or

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ultimoshogun :

As a die hard Michigan fan, I tend to root for the teams with Michigan players come Super Bowl time.. I'm hoping my boy, Charles Woodson gets his ring on sunday since Lamar Woodley already has one.

brownsugar :

Steelers by 3, ...ultimoshogun.... we are waiting for the once proud and respected Michigan Blue and Gold to reclaim thier position as a top competitor. kind of miss the Buckeys vs Michigan rivalry.

Isaiah :

Being an Indiana man, last time I cared about the Super Bowl is when the Colts won it a few years back. Peyton Manning is quite a quarterback. As for now, if I had to choose, I'd go with the Steelers.

Isaiah :

Let's see... since it's a ghost town in here at the moment, I may as well liven things up with some trash talk. My subjects? How about Floyd Mayweather and David Haye? (Who couldn't see that one coming? LOL!) Here we go! Chris Arreola called David Haye a "lower female body part." James Toney called Haye an insult that rhymes with Haye's name. Wladimir Klitschko called Haye a "B##CH." Big brother Vitali called Haye a "chicken and hall of fame trainer Emanuel Steward called Haye a "scared little puppy." George Foreman calls the Klitschkos, "the best heavyweights fighting today" but thinks Wladimir is all around better and basically thinks of Haye as a duck. Mr. former 2 time heavyweight champion of the world who was beating contenders down well into his forties and was robbed blind against a young Shannon Briggs also thinks highly of Manny Pacquiao. Evander Holyfield likes Pacquiao and puts down Mayweather. James Toney likes Pacquiao and puts down Mayweather. Roy Jones Jr. likes Pacquiao and puts down Mayweather. Marvin Hagler likes Pacquiao and puts down Mayweather... Looks like GAME knows GAME right? Paul Williams says Mayweather won't fight him because he doesn't have a "lower female body part." Let's look at the top welterweight contenders since about 2007 or so and who they fought. Antonio Margarito fought Clottey, Cotto, Mosley and Pacquiao (as well as Sergio Martinez, Kermit Cintron and Paul Williams.) Shane Mosley fought Mayweather, Cotto, Margarito and soon to be Pacquiao. Miguel Cotto fought Clottey, Margarito, Mosley and Pacquiao. Joshua Clottey fought Cotto, Margarito and Pacquaio. Manny Pacquiao fought Cotto, Clottey, Margarito and soon to be Mosley. Floyd Mayweather fought Mosley. Hmmmm......... Can you spot the KITTY KAT? LOL!

the Roast :

It's been a long time since my Bears won it all. We got close this year. You know what they say about close. Oh well, at least I dont live in Cleveland. LeBron was right to get out of there. Steelers win 31-28.