FEASTERVILLE, Pa., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., the nation's premier TV distributor for closed-circuit and pay-per-view events for commercial establishments, announced today that it will be the exclusive distributor throughout the United States and Canada of the mega-fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez for Cotto's WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championships on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The mega-fight promises crowd-pleasing, high-intensity action between two powerful fighters competing in the primes of their careers. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and delivered to commercial establishments by Joe Hand Promotions.
With seven world titles between them, their impressive resumes and their levels of popularity in their home countries, Cotto vs. Canelo is shaping up to be the biggest fight in boxing this year, and the biggest fight in the history of the famed Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry.
Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) is the reigning WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes. He has competed in 23 world championship fights, compiling a record of 19-4 with 16 knockouts. In Puerto Rico, he is hailed as a national hero, and is one of the biggest gate attractions in boxing and one of the largest pay-per-view draws among active fighters.
At age 25, Canelo (45-1-1, 32 KOs) has conquered the boxing world, captivating fans both in Mexico and around the globe with his action-packed fighting style, charisma and willingness to take on the toughest challenges. A former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, Canelo is on a mission to position himself as the most popular boxer of his generation and break into the pound-for-pound list when he faces Cotto on Nov. 21.
ABOUT JOE HAND PROMOTIONS
Already the exclusive commercial TV distributor for the UFC since 2001, Joe Hand Promotions will deliver the pay-per-view championship fight to their customer base that includes over 4,000 sports-oriented commercial establishments, such as sports bars, restaurants and casinos.
Established in 1971, and based out of Feasterville, PA, Joe Hand Promotions' main focus is promoting and distributing closed-circuit and pay-per-view TV sporting events, plus other entertainment broadcasts to commercial establishments. The company has promoted or broadcast many of the major championship fights and high-profiled concerts nationwide.
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