Sources close to the information have informed us that former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto has agreed in principle to face jr. middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez. The bout will take place on October 5 and will be televised on HBO. Although a venue has yet to be solidified, it looks like Orlando, Florida will host the event.
The fight will mark Cotto's return to HBO after a one-fight hiatus, having faced Austin Trout in a losing effort on Showtime following a previous loss to Floyd Mayweather. Will Cotto's luck change now that he's back with HBO or will Rodriguez, who ironically is on a two-fight winning streak, give Cotto his third straight loss and possibly send him into retirement? Be sure to check back soon for much more on Cotto vs. Rodriguez as it becomes available.