The right fight at the right time

Martinez-Cotto offers up enough star power, excitement and history to be great

Originally Published: February 20, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

In boxing, the right thing doesn't always happen. If it did, we'd be getting ready for the conclusion of a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao trilogy by now.

But the right thing happened Thursday as the promoters, Top Rank and Lou DiBella, and the fighters finalized the Sergio Martinez-Miguel Cotto middleweight championship fight.

It's a big one and it's the right fight at the right time for both fighters, and for the sport.

June 7 at New York's historic Madison Square ...

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