WBN reported Monday that shopworn Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto will scrap Dominican Delvin Rodríguez on October 5 in Orlando, Florida.
Now training with Freddie Roach, the 32-year-old Cotto has been conquered in two consecutive bouts.
A four-time world titlist in three weight divisions, the 5-foot-7 Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) last vacated the ring on December 1 after losing a unanimous decision to “No Doubt” Austin Trout.
The 27-year-old Trout (26-1, 14 KOs) consistently jabbed “Junito” and the future Hall of Famer exited The World’s Most Famous Arena with a noticeably battered and reddened mug.
Also defeated by “No Doubt,” the 33-year-old Rodríguez (26-5-3, 14 KOs) most recently earned an eighth round TKO victory in May over Freddy Hernandez.
Enduring years of excessively brutal battles, the Puerto Rican’s health will be in jeopardy even against a middling contender like the 6-foot Rodríguez.
Although badly needing to relocate to Del Boca Vista, Miguel Cotto should stop Delvin Rodríguez within nine lopsided rounds this autumn.