Puerto Rico’s only four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) returned to the ring Saturday night at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California as he was victorious against Japan’s Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) adding another world title to his legacy becoming a five time world champion. Cotto talked about his win at the post fight press conference.
"I am happy to be back, it was a tough fight and opponent. We came here to what we do. I have never seen anyone like that he was tough. He was a tough opponent. Kamegai is the toughest I have faced," Cotto said about his win.
"I came here to win and I am happy with my performance. We prepared for a 12 round fight and had a good fight and came out with the victory,
Eric Gomez, President of Golden Boy Promotions talked about Cotto's next fight taking place December 2nd at New York's Madison Square Garden.
"Everything will be fine in December. I am not sure what we do in December. We will fight the best,"
Kamegai made his way to the press conference as he spoke about his performance.
"I wanted to win I am extremely disappointed. I gave it everything. I wanted to take advantage of beating a legend," Kamegai said.
"Everyone was satisfied. I will be back and come back stronger," Kamegai concluded.
Vargas and Rios
WBC super bantamweight champion Rey Vargas (30-0, 22 KOs ) of Mexico City and Ronny Rios (28-2, 13 KOs) also spoke. Vargas was victorious as he and Rios went the distance in opening up the HBO telecast.
"This was career defining fight and night for me. It was a good fight coming to his hometown and he kept coming. I am happy and I know it was a clear victory," Vargas said.
"I would love to unify all 4 belts one by one," Vargas added.
Rios talked about his performance
"I came up short. I blame no one else but myself. Hopefully we can do it again in the future,"
"I have no excuses he was the better man tonight. Now I am just going back to the drawing board and advance as we go,"
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