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Press release: Cotto-Canelo press tour kicks off in L.A. on Monday

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The following press release is from Golden Boy Promotions, the co-promoter for the anticipated RING magazine/WBC middleweight championship bout between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez that takes place in Las Vegas on Nov. 21. The release details the first stop on the event’s four-city press tour, a public rally at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Center in Los Angeles:
WHO:
MIGUEL COTTO, WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion
CANELO ALVAREZ, Former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion
MICHAEL YORMARK, President and Chief of Branding & Strategy, Roc Nation
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO, Golden Boy Promotions
HECTOR SOTO, Vice President, Miguel Cotto Promotions
MARK TAFFET, Senior Vice President, HBO Pay-Per-View
MAURICIO SULAIMAN, President of the World Boxing Council
WHAT:
Miguel Cotto, the reigning WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes, and Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, will kickoff a four-city press tour in Los Angeles this Monday, Aug. 24 ahead of their 12-round showdown for the WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 21 atthe Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
WHERE:
Hollywood & Highland Center
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Suggested Parking: Hollywood & Highland Center Self-Parking Structure (No Valet)
4:00 p.m. Hollywood & Highland Check-in Opens
5:00 p.m. Press Conference Begins
FACTS:
Cotto vs. Canelo, a 12-round fight for Cotto’s WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships, takes place Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions and Canelo Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra; Mexico, Live it to Believe it!; O’Reilly Auto Parts and Tequila Cazadores. The Cotto vs. Canelo press tour is sponsored by JetSmarter. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Follow the conversation using #CottoCanelo.

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