10/5 Heavyweight Title Fight: Miguel Cotto vs Delvin Rodriguez
Posted: Apr 21 2014
Two of boxing's biggest stars, MIGUEL COTTO and DELVIN RODRIGUEZ, return to the ring next SATURDAY, OCT. 5 to headline a dynamite split-site, triple header!
The action begins at 3:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) with the heavyweight title fightWLADIMIR KLITSCHKO VS. ALEXANDER POVETKIN from SC Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow.
Following a replay of the fight later that day at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT), the doubleheader MIGUEL COTTO VS. DELVIN RODRIGUEZ AND TERENCE CRAWFORD VS. ANDREY KLIMOV will be presented from Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (live ET/tape-delayed PT).
MORE ABOUT THE BOUTS:
In the opening bout from Orlando, fast-rising lightweight prospect Terence Crawford (21-0, 16 KOs) of Omaha, Neb. meets Russia’s Adrey Klimov (16-0, 8 KOs) in a ten-round contest. Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 52 KOs), 37, who has held his heavyweight title for seven years, defends his crown for the 15th time against 34-year-old Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs), a challenger many regard as a formidable test. The main event pits superstar Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs), 32, from Caguas, Puerto Rico against intriguing challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), 33, of the Dominican Republic in a 12-round super welterweight battle. Making his 19th appearance on HBO, Cotto looks to reignite his hall of fame-caliber career after two tough setbacks last year.
Followed by “Face Off with Max Kellerman: Alvarado/Provodnikov” debuting at approximately 1:00 a.m. (ET/PT), spotlighting junior welterweights sluggers Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov as they join Kellerman to size up their highly anticipated Oct. 19 fight on HBO.
The HBO Sports team will call all the action, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.
Other HBO playdates: Oct. 6 (8:00 a.m.) and 7 (11:30 p.m.)