Notes from today’s final presser and preceding media Q&A forum with Ricardo Mayorga and Miguel Cotto:
— Yesterday, Mayorga told the media that Cotto was “half-gay.” Today, he called him a full-fledged “maricon.” What will Cotto be tomorrow?
— It’s been a while since the media’s been subjected to one of Don King’s podium-a-thons. He must be slowing down – only 45 minutes today.
— Don King called Planet Hollywood the “Plantation” by error,noting their fight card Friday night.
— Subjected to the insults and obnoxious antics by Mayorga, Cotto showed impossible poise and cool. I have the feeling payback is going to be a beeyach for the Nicaraguan.
— Forget Mayorga being a promoter’s dream – he’s really a photographer and writer’s dream. There is no end to good quotes and sick shots. But really, how many times did we have to see his somewhat washed-out washboard abs today? I felt like I was at Chippendale’s . . . No, I’ve never been there. The last strip club I hit was Billy’s Toothless in NYC.
For a slideshow of today’s images, click here.