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Weigh-Ins for Pacquiao – Cotto – Media Highlights

Today’s Official Weigh-in will be hosted by Emmy Award winning actor Jeremy Piven, star of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” Open to the public, doors open at 1:00 p.m. with the weigh-in beginning at 2:30 p.m. Mainstream websites will be streaming it live for 30 minutes, beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. PT…

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, or

HBO’s® fast-moving reality series “24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto” returns with the premiere of the finale Tonight! 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 or Ticket sales are limited to 20 per person.



Friday’s Select Clips




Today! Friday, November 13

Greg Bishop, The New York Times: “Behind the Fighter Many Pacquiao, the Fight for His Favor”

Jerry Izenberg, Star-Ledger: “Philippines Native Pacquiao Fighting for Typhoon-Battered Country”

Ron Borges, Boston Herald: “Manny Pacquiao on a Mission”

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press: “Cotto Knows He’s Not Star of Show”;_ylt=ArBOV7WDzX.Tvf9rFtGJ0W6UxLYF?slug=ap-pacquiao-cotto&prov=ap&type=lgns

Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports: “Disease Can’t Slow Roach’s Ascent”

Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports: “Pacquiao, Cotto Prime to Hit Proving Grounds”

Dan Rafael, “Pacquiao Fights for Place in History”

Associated Press: “Hillary Clinton Applauded Predicting Manny Pacquiao Boxing Win”

Bob Velin, USA Today: “Roach, Pacquiao Boast an ‘Edge’ in Welterweight Showdown”

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Cotto Cites Photo in Disputed Match with Margarito”,0,576166.story

Mark Kriegel, “Don’t Ignore Cotto Amid Pacquiao Mania”’t-ignore-Cotto-amid-Pacquiao-mania

Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times: “Cotto’s Strengths Include Phil Landman”,0,6239535.story

Kieran Mulvaney, Reuters: “Pacquiao in Best Shape of His Life, Says Trainer Roach”

Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters: “Pacquiao Set for his Biggest Test Against Cotto”

Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal: “Pound For Pound Showdown – Megafight on Deck?”

Robert Morales, Los Angeles Daily News: “Burden of Proof Resting on Cotto’s Shoulders”

Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated: “My Sportsman of the Year – Manny Pacquiao”

Avi Korine, Sporting News: “Roach – “We’re Going To Make Him Quit”

Peter Nelson, “Sparring Partners”

Lem Satterfield, AOL Fanhouse: “For Pacquiao and Cotto, More Than Just a Title is on the Line”

Keith Idec, Herald News: “Pacquiao Not Cotto’s Only Foe”

Greg Heakes, Agence France-Presse: “National Pride on the Line in Pacquiao vs. Cotto”

Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times: “Pacquiao-Cotto Bout Has No Rematch Clause”

Bernard Fernandez, Philadelphia Daily News: “Pacquiao Going for Seventh Belt But Cotto Won’t Just Hand it to Him”

Zachary Dowdy and Bobby Cassidy, Newsday: “Pacquiao is Hope for Battered Filipino Community”

Tim Smith, New York Daily News: “Brooklyn Boxer Yuri Foreman Out to Claim WBA Super Welterweight Title”

Ron Lewis,The Times: “Cotto Aiming to Erase Painful Memories by Lifting Crown”

Gareth Davies, Daily Telegraph: “Pacquiao Chases Record-Breaking Seventh World Title Against Miguel Cotto”

Kevin Mitchell, The Guardian: “Cotto is the Penultimate Piece in Pacquiao’s Remarkable Jigsaw”

Tris Dixon, Boxing News: “Freddie Roach One on One”

David Mayo, Grand Rapids Press: “Mayweather Works Out in Shadow of Cotto-Pacquiao Fight”

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “‘NO HAY ANSIEDAD’”

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “Willie Agradeceel Gran Gesto”

Hiram Alberto Torraca, El Nuevo Día: “‘Rejuvenecido’ Daniel Santos”

José A. Sánchez Fournier, El Nuevo Día: “Un ‘Indio’ Sin Penacho”

Jairo Giraldo, La Opinión: “La Carta Secreta de Cotto”

Jeremy Last, Jerusalem Post: “Israel’s Own Foreman Gets His Shot at a Belt”

Tom Gerbasi, Yuri Foreman’s Time to Shine Has Finally Arrived”

Ryan Greene, Las Vegas Sun: “Foreman Close to Becoming Both a Rabbi and a Champion”

Martin Mulcahey, “Not Your Father’s Foreman”

Lem Satterfield, AOL Fanhouse: “Two Jewish Fighters Take Shot at History”

Ron Borges, “Powers That Be Wants Manny Win, Cotto Doesn’t Care”

Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun: “Pricing Out Wagers on Pacquiao-Cotto”

Norm Frauenheim, “Chavez Jr. Has Inherited Expectations”

Lem Satterfield, AOL Fanhouse: “Chavez Jr. Pursues His Father’s Legacy”

Andreas Hale, “Roach Goes from ‘Coach’ to ‘Master'”

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