Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto
WBO Latino super welterweight champion and the #8 world ranked fighter Jorge “Destroyer” Melendez (24-2-1, 23 KOs) has joined Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment, led by four-time world champion Miguel Cotto and entrepenur Hector Soto. The hard-hitting punisher will make his debut under his new promotional company on December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York as part of the event “Showdown: Cotto vs. Trout.”
“We are very pleased to have Jorge as part of our company. He is a great prospect with a great potential. We look forward to working with his team and take him to the next level,” said Cotto.
“I’m thrilled to continue my career with Miguel Cotto’s company, which is the most powerful company in Puerto Rico and the most influential internationally. I am ready to work really hard and reach my goal to become a world champion. Fighting at Madison Square Garden in the same card as Miguel is an honor for me,” said Melendez.
Melendez won his WBO Latino title in October 2011 against Eric Mitchell and he is coming off a big win against the hard puncher Milton Nunez (24-5-1, 22 KOs) last August at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, PR.