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Mecca of Boxing bets house on Cotto

Besides Miguel, Madison Square Garden lacks punch in ring battle with Barclays

Updated: December 1, 2012, 11:54 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Madison Square Garden, once known as the Mecca of Boxing, is no longer in the boxing business. It is in the Miguel Cotto business.

Over the past three years, every time the Garden has opened the doors of its main arena to the fight game, Cotto has been the headliner.

And with good reason: The Puerto Rican-born junior middleweight has fought there seven times, and played to an at- or near-capacity house every time.

Cotto has been good to the Garden, and vice versa: Cotto has never ...

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