ORLANDO (September 30, 2013) -- Fandemonium has broken out in Orlando as former three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico MIGUEL COTTO has arrived in Orlando to begin his Fight Week activities leading up to his Florida debut as a professional fighter. With all the higher-priced tickets having sold out in advance and fan demand still not sated, the promoters of the event opened up more sections of $25 seats by rearranging television camera set ups. Cotto will be going mano a mano with two-time world title challenger and Top-Five contender Delvin Rodriguez in a 12-round super welterweight battle This Saturday! October 5, at the home of the Orlando Magic -- Amway Center. It will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.
"We are thrilled with the support Miguel's fans have shown for this event and we want to do everything we can to make it accessible to them," said Héctor Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions. "A big thank you from Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank goes to HBO and Amway Center for working with us in opening more sections. The atmosphere on Saturday night will be electric."
Fight Week will officially begin Tomorrow! Tuesday, October 1, with Media Workouts at the Don Miguel Boxing Gym (8620 South Orange Blossom Trail, Orlando, Fla. 32809). Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), of the Dominican Republic, will have his workout at Noon ET, followed by Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), of Caguas, Puerto Rico, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Both fighters and their trainers will be available for interviews.
Promoted by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Top Rank, in association with Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Tecate, remaining tickets to Cotto vs. Rodriguez, priced at $25, can be purchased online at amwaycenter.com, Chase® Box Office at Amway Center, Ticketmaster retail locations, charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000 or at Ticketmaster.com. All dates, act(s) and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges. For Amway Center box office and ticket information, visit amwaycenter.com (phone purchases are not available through the Amway Center box office). The Amway Center is located at 400 West Church Street and the box office is located on the north side of the Amway Center, near the intersection of Church Street and Hughey Avenue.