Puerto Rico – When he started boxing, one of the first things he did the comerieño Magdiel Cotto was invited to the gym compueblano one of his best friends, Kevin Nieves. Over time, Kevin, who at age 23 is two years older than him, entered the professionalism while Magdiel reached his amateur to become part of the national team career. But now Magdiel, who represented Puerto Rico at 165 pounds during the last Pan American Games, is preparing to debut as a professional in his home in the billboard Miguel Cotto Promotions has scheduled for November 14 in the Municipal Auditorium of Comerio, and Who it is to be the estelarista? Nothing less than his friend Kevin, a lightweight 8-1-1 mark with four knockouts and eight episodes that will rival the Arecibo Miguel ‘Mikito’ Soto. “That was one of my ambitions, fighting on the same card with him,” Cotto, who amassed an unofficial record of 90-10 in the aficionismo said. “When I started, training in the gym and Cidra with Edwin Maldonado was there I took Kevin, who is like my brother,” he said. Magdiel, who in Comerio program will meet four rounds and 162 pounds with Heriberto Salamán (0-1), an carolinense which knows nothing, then went on to train in Cayey with Raul Rosado and after long stay in the aficionismo decided, for various reasons, be professional, rather than seeking to qualify for the 2016 Olympics.
“I realized that for the Olympics still enough and there are fewer spaces,” said, “because now also classified those in the World League.” Moreover, once past the Pan American Olympic Committee withdrew its financial support after he gave to qualify for Toronto. Born in Bayamon, but based in Comerio from an early age, Magdiel now have the opportunity to participate, along with one of his best friends, in what it appears to be the first professional boxing card that will be held in his country, in a program, according to the promoter Hector Soto, has strong support from the municipality and the auspices of the Mennonite Hospital. “When I turned pro and signed with Miguel Cotto Promotions, did not know that my first fight was going to be here,” said Magdiel. “It took me by surprise.” “But it will be terrible to fight against my people.”
Meanwhile the comerieño Kevin Nieves also head the cartel Boxing at its best when taken into the hands of Miguel ‘Mikito’ Soto your biggest challenge as a professional boxer. “I know well Mikito and we know that is a great fighter. We have prepared to give up a great fight for our people from Comerio and get a big win, “said Flaco Nieves.
In total, the program, co-promoted by Roc Nation H2 Entertainment and Sports, will consist of eight bouts. In the semiestelar fight, Bayamon quoted Orlando del Valle (19-2, 14) will collide for eight rounds in the junior featherweight and the Mexican veteran Juan Jose Beltran.
In addition, the Bayamon Bryan Chevalier (5-0 five KOs) collide in four episodes and 122 pounds with Harold Reyes (3-2), Canovanas. In turn, the light weight of Aguas Buenas, Yomar Alamo (7-0 six KOs) in a six round fight in Bayamon Roberto Rivera (2-5), and Chinese Meng Fanlong heavyweight (2-0 and one) Ande clash with Sawyer (2-1) in Milwaukee.
Boxing the maximum is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment and Roc Nation Sports by the Municipality of Comerio, Coors Light, System Mennonite Health, Cyclone Energy Drink, Armour All, Restaurant Ajimojitos, Supermercados Econo, Super Saver Eliud, Saving Furniture , Salsoul, Noti-One and newspaper La Cordillera. The entrance to the Municipal Auditorium, Comerio will cost $ 20.00 Ring Side General and General Admission $ 12.00. Tickets are available at Ticket Center locations by calling 787-792-5000 or by visiting its website: http://www.tcpr.com . The program will be presented by Univision delayed on Friday 20 November on the eve of the fight Cotto with Canelo Alvarez in Las Vegas, Soto said finally.