|NFL Super Bowl Predictions from Boxing Stars, Miguel Cotto, Nonito Donaire, Fernando Montiel and Ricardo Mayorga
By Special Report on Doghouse Boxing (Feb 4, 2011) Photo © German Villasenor, DoghouseBoxing
Super Brawlers Make Super Bowl Predictions. As they prepare for their own world title battles, multi-division world champions MIGUEL COTTO, NONITO DONAIRE, RICARDO MAYORGA and FERNANDO MONTIEL spoke from their training camps to give their predictions on Sunday’s Super Bowl XLV.
MIGUEL COTTO: “The Steel Curtain of Pittsburgh will drop and close the show on the Green Bay Packers. I’m going with the Iron City.”
NONITO DONAIRE: “Aaron Rogers is a great quarterback. He throws very few interceptions. He will lead the Packers to victory.
RICARDO MAYORGA: “I’m pulling for Green Bay. They fight hard like me. The Steelers will roll over like Cotto when I dropkick him in our super brawl on March 12..”
FERNANDO MONTIEL: "I'm going with Green Bay. They are peaking at the right time."
World Bantamweight Champion FERNANDO MONTIEL defends his title against two-division world champion NONITO DONAIRE, Saturday, February 19, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. HBO Boxing After Dark will televise it live beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Remaining tickets to Montiel vs. Donaire, priced at $250, $125, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges, can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
World Boxing Association (WBA) super welterweight champion MIGUEL COTTO defends his world title against two-division world champion RICARDO MAYORGA, Saturday, March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. It will be produced and distributed Live on SHOWTIME PPV®. Joining Cotto and Mayorga on the pay-per-view will be former WBA super welterweight champion and future rabbi YURI FOREMAN, in his comeback fight, against Top-10 contender PAWEL WOLAK; World Boxing Council (WBC) female super welterweight champion CHRISTY MARTIN, who will be featured in a special attraction super welterweight battle going for her landmark 50th professional victory, and International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion MIGUEL VAZQUEZ defending his title against undefeated mandatory challenger LENNY ZAPPAVIGNA.
Cotto vs. Mayorga will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand. Remaining tickets, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100, and $50, not including applicable service charges, can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino.) Ticket sales are limited to 16 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. .
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