Miguel Cotto Promotions,DiBella Entertainement and Sampson Boxing will present three intriguing 10-round battles which will feature on the pay-per-view undercard headlined by the Miguel Cotto Vs Sergio Martinez World Middleweight Championship.
The HBO pay-per-view telecast will open with one-time world title challenger ANDY LEE and Top-Five contender JOHN JACKSON in a middleweight rumble, followed by a junior middleweight battle between rising contender JORGE MELENDEZ and former world champion and future rabbi YURI FOREMAN who is on the comeback trail. The final bout before the main event will pit former world championsWILFREDO VAZQUEZ, JR. and MARVIN SONSONA in a long-awaited rematch, this time in a featherweight fight that could propel the winner back into world title contention.
"I am thrilled to have Wilfredo Vazquez Jr and Jorge Melendez in big fights on my pay-per-view undercard," said Miguel Cotto. "They are two very talented fighters from my stable, and I wanted to open opportunities of massive exposure and good fights to further their careers. The fans will love it."
"We have a strong undercard with true warriors who will give it their all in their fights," said Héctor Soto, Vice President of Miguel Cotto Promotions. "They will put on a good show. Having the former super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and a knockout artist like Jorge Melendez in solid fights makes a very attractive pay-per-view undercard for the fans."
"At 154, Andy Lee is going to be more dangerous than ever," said Lou DiBella. "John Jackson is a very tough and talented fighter, coming from a great family pedigree. That being said, I think that Andy Lee is going to shine in this fight and show the world that he is a true force in the junior middleweight division. I expect myself and Sampson to be enjoying a great victory together with Sergio in the main event, but I am very confident that he will be licking his wounds after Andy defeats Jackson.
DiBella continued, “Yuri is currently on a four-fight win streak and he is looking to show that he is still one of the elite 154 lb. fighters in the world. This is an opportunity to not only fight in his hometown but also on the biggest stage possible, and prove to the world that he is once again ready for a world title opportunity."
"I am so happy to bring to the historic Cotto-Martínez undercard two of my best prospects in very competitive and dangerous fights, the son of the legendary Julian "The Hawk" Jackson, John "Da Rock" Jackson of the U.S. Virgin Islands and "Marvelous" Marvin Sonsona, the second youngest World Champion to come from the Philippines. Don’t miss these great fights," added Sampson Lewkowicz.
The Cotto vs. Martinez world middleweight championship event will take place on Saturday, June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York and will be produced and distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.
May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014