MIGUEL COTTO vs. ANTONIO MARGARITO II OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN OPEN TO PUBLIC This Friday! December 2 at 4 P.M. ET The Theater at Madison Square Garden
NEW YORK (November 29, 2011) -- Three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO and professional rival and three-time welterweight world champion ANTONIO “The Tijuana Tornado” MARGARITO, of México, will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In for their long-awaited world championship rematch, This Friday! December 2 in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Limited tickets will be made available to the public for the official weigh-in.
Fight fans can pick-up free weigh-in tickets (Limit One Pair Per Person), which are required for admittance, at the Madison Square Garden box office, during normal business hours, starting Tomorrow! Wednesday, November 30, beginning at 9 a.m. ET, through Noon ET on Friday, December 2.
Tickets are available on a first come, first-served basis. Doors to the Theater at Madison Square Garden will open Friday at 4 p.m. ET with the weigh-in beginning at 5 p.m. ET. Cotto will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight title in this high-tension showdown against Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at “The Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.
With approximately 500 tickets remaining, Cotto-Margarito II is projected to sellout in advance of fight night. Cotto has sold more tickets to The Garden in this millennium than any other fighter. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, Tecate and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT The previous encounter between Cotto and Margarito took place on July 26, 2008 and was a battle of epic proportion and arguably the Fight of the Year. Cotto and Margarito boast a combined record of 74-9 (56 KOs) – a winning percentage of 89% and a victory by knockout ratio of 76% -- not to mention seven world titles between them.