Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions have officially announced that four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, February 25 when he takes on James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The bout will be a 12-round junior middleweight HBO-PPV-televised showdown between fighters coming off respective losses to Canelo Alvarez. This will be the first boxing card to be held at the state-of-the-art, 510,000 square foot indoor athletic facility shared by the Dallas Cowboys, the City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD’s high schools.
Tickets priced at $304, $204, $154, $104, $79, $54 and $29 not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. local time and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and the AT&T Stadium box office.
Miguel Cotto: “I’m excited to return to the ring and put on a great show. I can’t wait to start training camp and get ready for February 25. Fighting inside the beautiful Ford Center, Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboy’s newest creation, and headlining the first ever boxing event there pumps me with a lot of enthusiasm and energy.”
James Kirkland: “I’m very excited to get back into the ring against a legend like Miguel Cotto. I’m going to train like never before so I can show the world that the old James Kirkland is back. You know the fight will be exciting while it lasts. February 25 can’t come soon enough.”
Note: Looks like Kirkland is back with trainer Ann Wolfe.