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HBO wins rights for Mayweather-Cotto

Updated: February 24, 2012, 6:22 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s challenge of junior middleweight titlist Miguel Cotto from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5 will be carried on HBO PPV, which secured rights to the fight on Thursday despite competition from rival Showtime PPV.

"It's the best working with the best," Leonard Ellerbe, one of Mayweather's advisers, told ESPN.com. "We're looking forward to the numerous platforms they stepped up and brought to the table to make this deal happen. The fans won't be disappointed."

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