Miguel Cotto (27-0) vs. Carlos Quinatana (23-0) for the WBA Welterweight title recently vacated by Ricky Hatton.
This fight is going to happen on December 2nd in Atlantic City and will be televised by Showtime. Both fighters are from Puerto Rico.
Quintana recently defeated Joel Julio while Cotto just beat Paulie Malignaggi. It will be Cotto's first actual fight in the 147 pound division whereas Quintana has been fighting at this weight for over eight years.
I think it's a bad fight for Cotto. Based on how magnificent Quintana looked in his last bout and how poor Cotto looked against the boxing style of Malignaggi in his last bout I think Quintana wins this one.
It's a style match up and I think Quintana's southpaw style is going to spell problems for Cotto. Malignaggi couldn't get it done against Cotto because of his inexperience and physical weakness but I think Quintana is stronger and more well rounded. Perhaps the extra seven pounds will help Cotto (and I think it will) but it won't be enough to overcome Quintana's quick hands and sharp punches.