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Miguel Cotto and “Canelo” Álvarez will fight in the city of sin

While rumors of the contraction for the fight between the Puerto Rican monarch Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez reverberated, the pavilions of the Big Apple were mentioned as the ideal venue for the contest.
Some thought that the Barclays Center, which opened in Brooklyn County in the fall of 2012, was leading the way, especially after the good attendance there in the fight that Cotto had won over Australian David Geale last 6 of June. Others believed that Madison Square Garden, the Puerto Rican’s second home, where he has a lifetime record of 8-1, might have been the other option right there in the center of the city.
But in the end, Golden Boy Promtions and Roc Nation Sports agreed to bring the lawsuit, in which Cotto will make his second defense of the World Boxing Council middleweight title, to Sin City on November 21.
One of the reasons this fight will not take place in Gotham City is because of the high rate of state taxes that would be applied to both fighters in New York.
For Cotto and Canelo or any other duo that starred in a card of this style, the monetary advantage will always be in fighting in Las Vegas or another city that does not charge state tax unless the offer is higher in New York so that we can cover the losses applied by those taxes.
“New York was an option. He made his offer. Las Vegas presented the offer we took that was the best, ”said the 34-year-old Puerto Rican fighter on Wednesday afternoon during the third press conference of four in this promotional tour of the clash that will be broadcast on HBO PPV. (Courtesy of

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