Miguel Cotto vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai Title Fight Reportedly Agreed to

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 24, 2017

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 10:  Professional boxer Miguel Cotto attends the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball hosted by Rihanna and The Clara Lionel Foundation at The Barker Hanger on December 10, 2015 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Clara Lionel Foundation)
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Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reported on Wednesday that Miguel Cotto and Yoshihiro Kamegai agreed to fight for the vacant WBO light middleweight title on Aug. 24 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

The fight will be live on HBO.

Cotto, 36, hasn't fought since losing to Canelo Alvarez in Nov. 2015. He's 40-5 (33 knockouts) in his career, however, and remains one of the sport's bigger names.

"I'm very excited to be back and showcase a high level fight for the fans," Cotto said in a press release, per BoxingNews24.com. "Kamegai is a great, tough fighter, but I will be ready for him and to capture the world title. I can't wait to start training for this fight and get back in the ring on Aug. 26."

He'll be fighting under the Golden Boy Promotions umbrella after parting ways with Roc Nation Sports. According to Rafael, "The Cotto-Roc Nation Sports separation was amicable but came about because they simply could not agree on the money Cotto should be paid for the fight, a source with knowledge of the situation said."

Kamegai, 34, is 27-3-2 (24 knockouts) for his career. 

"I fully understand who I am going to be in the ring against, but Cotto's record and history won't matter once we are toe-to-toe," Kamegai said. "I am looking forward to giving fans the kind of aggressive fight that they have seen from me before and having my arm raised in victory."

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