Yahoo! Sport’s Kevin Iole always seems to be a step ahead regarding television ratings and on Tuesday morning, he tweeted (@KevinI):
“The [Miguel] Cotto-[Delvin] Rodriguez fight did 1.555 million viewers. [Terence] Crawford-[Andrey] Klimov did 1.1 million. [Wladimir] *Klitschko did 534,000 live and 705,000 on the replay.”
(*Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin)
This means Cotto has pulled in the largest audience of the year for HBO (in addition to pulling in the biggest rating for Showtime in 2013 with his December bout against Austin Trout). Make no doubt about it; Cotto is still an incredible asset and a robust franchise.
Here's the latest episode of “The Next Round” with Gabe Montoya and Yours Truly:
Hearing that a junior welterweight showdown between Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout is being kicked around for November 30th on Showtime...I hate to say it but the Dodgers have that “Team of Destiny” look to them...At 1-4 and without the services of Julio Jones the rest of the season, the Falcons are toast; right?...There are stretches where Geno Smith does look like a franchise quarterback...