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By Culturekiosque Staff

LAS VEGAS, 1 MAY 2012 — Boxing superstar and seven-time World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather will take on current WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto in a big screen event, Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live on Saturday 5 May at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Broadcast in high definition to nearly 440 movie theaters across the United States from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the highly anticipated match-up will give fans a ringside seat as Mayweather steps up in weight to challenge Cotto for the super welterweight championship. Also featured on this blockbuster card, will be young superstar Canelo Alvarez facing six–time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley.

Tickets for Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto Fight Live are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto
Photo Credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mayweather (42-0, 26 KO’s) is recognized worldwide as one of the best fighters of this generation and is always a major attraction when he steps in to the ring. In his last ring appearance, Mayweather took on the younger Victor Ortiz and showcased his boxing skills, taking Ortiz to school in the first three rounds before knocking him out in the fourth. Throughout his extraordinary career, Mayweather has faced boxing’s best including Diego Corrales, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez and Sugar Shane Mosley, yet remains an undefeated, seven-time world champion in five weight classes.

Cotto (37-2, 30 KO’s) is Puerto Rico’s most exciting fighter, one of its greatest of all time and defined by his warrior spirit. He has held a world title every year since 2004 and has won 16 of the 18 world championships bouts in which he has fought. Capturing the WBA Super Welterweight title in June of 2010, Cotto took on then undefeated defending champion Yuri Foreman at Yankee Stadium, handing him his first defeat. He is coming off of the second defense of his title, which he defended with a spectacular tenth-round knockout of Antonio Margarito. With this knockout, he also avenged his July 2008 loss to Margarito. "This is the first time one of my fights will be shown in movie theaters in the United States. We have done it in Puerto Rico in the past, with great success," said Cotto. "This gives my fans across the country a new way to watch me in the ring. It is exciting. Now there is no way to miss this great fight."

Also featured on this blockbuster card will be young superstar Canelo Alvarez facing six–time World Champion Sugar Shane Mosley.

Alvarez, Mayweather, Cotto, Mosley
Photo Credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

With his ferocious and fan-friendly style in the ring, at just 21 years of age Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KO’s) is Mexico’s latest boxing superhero. After turning pro at just 15 years old, Alvarez tore through the local competition in Mexico and to date has only one blemish on his record — a four round draw with Jorge Juarez (which took place in 2006).

Having defined the word "fighter" for nearly two decades, Mosley is one of the most revered boxers of this era. A stellar amateur that just missed out on the 1992 Olympics, Mosley has gone on to strike gold as a professional. With his stunning defeat of Oscar de la Hoya in 2000, Mosley jumped to the top of the list of the best pound for pound fighters in the world. He held that position until losing his belt to Vernon Forrest in 2002 but has since climbed back to the top by being a regular in boxing’s biggest super fights from 2005 - 2011. With this fight against Alvarez, Mosley looks to win his seventh world title at 40 years old.

Headline image: Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto
Photo Credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

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