News | Dec 17 2016

Miguel Cotto confirms fight against James Kirkland on February 25

Miguel Cotto will end a 15-month hiatus in February
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Miguel Cotto  |  Jake Roth/USA Today Sports

FORMER four-weight world champion Miguel Cotto will return to the ring after more than a year away against shopworn James Kirkland on February 25.

Both men are coming off of losses to Canelo Alvarez. Cotto was outpointed by the Mexican in an enthralling November 2015 clash while Kirkland was destroyed inside three rounds earlier that same year.

The pair will meet in a 12-round super-welterweight fight at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas – a state Cotto has not fought in since his second pro fight in 2001.