Hot From PacMan-Cotto Media Central!


Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, has won six world titles in as many different weight divisions ranging from 112 to 140 pounds. Defending WBO welterweight champion Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, has held a world title every year since 2004.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association MP Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions, MGM Grand and Tecate, FIRE POWER: COTTO vs. PACQUIAO, will take place, Saturday, November 14, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. For Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight week updates, log on to www.pacmancotto.com, www.hbo.com or www.toprank.com.

HBO’s® fast-moving reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto” returns with the premiere of the finale Tomorrow! Friday, November 13 at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. HBO will replay episodes No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 consecutively prior to the premiere of episode No. 4. The replays begin at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Nov. 13. Episodes Nos. 1-3 are also available on HBO ON DEMAND.

Seven of the MGM MIRAGE properties along The Strip will host closed circuit viewing in conjunction with Pacquiao vs. Cotto. The resorts include MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, Luxor, Circus Circus and Excalibur. Remaining tickets for the closed circuit telecast at all venues are priced at $50, not including applicable service charges and handling fees. All seats will be general admission and will be available at each individual property’s box office outlets and at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, or visit www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket sales are limited to 20 per person.

Today! Thursday, November 12

Undercard News Conference – 11 A.M. PT

Trainer Roundtables – 12:30 P.M. PT

Media Center at MGM Grand’s Studio A&B

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Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press: “In Pacquiao, a Fighter Like No Other”
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news;_ylt=ArL4uTuCWUk3qtk4tROVSQmUxLYF?slug=ap-timdahlberg-111109&prov=ap&type=lgns

Gordon Marino, Wall Street Journal: “A Fistic World Cup Match”
http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748704402404574527642284058928-lMyQjAxMDA5MDEwMjExNDIyWj.html

Pablo Torre, Sports Illustrated: “Freddie Roach Goes The Distance”
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/magazine/11/10/freddie-roach/index.html

Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times: “Pacquiao-Cotto is a Fight Worth the Money”
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dwyre-pacquiao12-2009nov12,0,5282075.column

Jerry Izenberg, Star-Ledger: “Manny Pacquiao a National Hero to Filipinos Here and in Homeland”
http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/izenbergcol/index.ssf/2009/11/manny_pacquiao_a_national_hero.html

Tim Smith, New York Daily News: “Miguel Cotto Out for Pound for Pound Respect Against Manny Pacquiao on HBO Pay Per View”
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/columnists/smith/index.html

Ron Borges, Boston Herald: “Manny Pacquiao No Game to Miguel Cotto”
http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/view/20091112pac-man_no_game_to_miguel_cotto/srvc=home&position=recent

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Freddie Roach is No “Yes Man”
http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-pacquiao12-2009nov12,0,7047920.story

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Pacman-Cotto Will Be Punch to Gut for Arum”
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news;_ylt=AsHBY3.USmP0RcQlVI2G04zg5o94?slug=ki-arum11109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Dan Rafael, ESPN.com: “Cotto Completely Past Margarito Debacle”
http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/columns/story?columnist=rafael_dan&id=4646287

Martin Rogers, Yahoo! Sports: “Brutal Loss Still Lingers for Cotto”
http://sports.yahoo.com/box/news;_ylt=ApbYicOVDcNATtDUmMBY71iUxLYF?slug=ro-cotto111109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Bob Velin, USA Today: “Pacquiao Transcends Bout with Cotto”
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/boxing/2009-11-11-pacquiao-transcends-bout_N.htm

Kieran Mulvaney, Reuters: “Pacquiao Set to Go Where No Fighter Has Been Before”
http://www.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idUSTRE5AB07820091112?sp=true

Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun: “One For The Ages”
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/nov/12/one-ages/

Mark Whicker, Orange County Register: “Boxer on the Road to the Top”
http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pacquiao-218533-cotto-arum.html

Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Unsung Hero: Praise Flows for Cotto Cut Man”
http://www.lvrj.com/sports/praise-flows-for-cotto-cut-man-69836687.html

Robert Morales, Press Telegram: “Pacquiao Truly a Ring Rarity”
http://www.presstelegram.com/moresports/ci_13759914

Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com: “No Excuses, Says Roach”
http://www.maxboxing.com/news/promo-lead/no-excuses-says-roach

David Avila, Press-Enterprise: “Cotto Stands in Way of Pac-Man’s Title Run”
http://www.pe.com/sports/breakout/stories/PE_Sports_Local_S_box_column_10.448c80d.html

CNN.com: “George Foreman Tips Cotto to Beat Pacquiao”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/SPORT/11/10/boxing.foreman.tips.cotto.over.pacquiao/

Greg Heakes, Agence France-Presse: “Filipino Boxer Pacquiao Unfazed by Cotto”
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jpMOyV4EF2dWZv2KV12NiRQ99I4A

Ron Lewis, The Times: “Fans May Be Denied Pacquiao vs. Mayweather Jr”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/more_sport/boxing/article6913124.ece

Norm Frauenheim, 15Rounds.com: “Pacquiao, Cotto Take the Bad Out of Boxing”
http://www.15rounds.com/pacquiao-cotto-take-the-bad-out-of-boxing-111109/

Brett Okamoto, Las Vegas Sun: “Freddie Roach: Miguel Cotto Not The Same Since Knockout”
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/nov/12/freddie-roach-says-miguel-cotto-not-same-after-kno/

Thomas Hauser, SecondsOut.com: “Ricardo Jimenez”
http://www.secondsout.com/columns/thomas-hauser/ricardo-jimenez

Victor Contreras, Sacramento Bee: “HBO Mini Series “24/7″ Carries One Big Punch”
http://www.sacbee.com/sports/story/2320423.html

Jerry Izenberg, Star-Ledger: “Miguel Cotto, Jr. Facing Fight of His Life Against Manny Pacquiao”
http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/izenbergcol/index.ssf/2009/11/izenberg_miguel_cotto_jr_facin.html

Andreas Hale, FightNews.com: “Something in the Air”
http://www.fightnewsextra.com/cc/2009Fights/11-pacquiaocotto02.html

Geoffrey Gray, The New York Times: “On Saturday, Rabbi-to-Be Throws Jabs”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/sports/11boxer.html

Jerry Izenberg, Star-Ledger: “Like The Talmud, The Boxing Ring Calls to Yuri Foreman”
http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/izenbergcol/index.ssf/2009/09/izenberg_like_the_talmud_the_b.html

Andrew Sherwood, TotallyJewish.com: “Foreman Sets Sights on World Title”
http://www.totallyjewish.com/sport/c-12793/foreman-sets-sights-on-world-title/

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “Dividida la Opinión de la Prensa Mexicana”
http://www.elnuevodia.com/divididalaopiniondelaprensamexicana-636993.html

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “‘Chocan’ Ambas Esquinas”
http://www.elnuevodia.com/chocanambasesquinas-636985.html

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “EL RÁPIDO Y EL FUERTE”
http://www.elnuevodia.com/elrapidoyelfuerte-636977.html

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “Derroche de Simpatías”
http://www.elnuevodia.com/derrochedesimpatias-636990.html

Jairo Giraldo, La Opinión: “Manny Pacquiao No Cambia de Receta”
http://www.impre.com/laopinion/deportes/boxeo/2009/11/12/manny-pacquiao-no-cambia-de-re-158658-1.html

Jairo Giraldo, La Opinión: “Miguel Cotto Tiene El Poder Para Ganar”
http://www.impre.com/laopinion/deportes/boxeo/2009/11/12/miguel-cotto-tiene-el-poder-pa-158659-1.html

Hiram Alberto Torraca, La Opinión: “Guardan Arsenal Para Este Sábado”
http://www.impre.com/laopinion/deportes/boxeo/home.php

Jairo Giraldo, La Opinión: “Cotto vs. Pacquiao: Las Claves del Triunfo”
http://www.impre.com/laopinion/deportes/boxeo/2009/11/12/cotto-vs-pacquaio–las-claves–158614-1.html

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