Madison Square Garden Fight Announcement

WBO Jr. Welterweight Championship
COTTO vs. MALIGNAGGI
SAT., JUNE 10 at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW!

NEW YORK, NY (March 24, 2006) — WBO jr. welterweight champion MIGUEL COTTO, from Puerto Rico, and top-10 contender PAUL MALIGNAGGI, from Brooklyn, will hold a news conference Wednesday March 29, to announce the biggest rumble New York has witnessed since the Jets took on the Sharks!

With a combined record of 47-0, Cotto and Malignaggi will battle it out in a winner take all rumble for the WBO jr. welterweight title. This marks the second consecutive year Cotto has headlined at the “Mecca of Boxing” on the eve of New York’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Last year he knocked out Muhammad Abdullaev to successfully defend his title and the pride of his Puerto Rican fans.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with DiBella Entertainment, Inc., Cotto vs. Malignaggi will take place Saturday, June 10, at Madison Square Garden and will be Televised Live on Pay-Per-View.