Police: Miguel Cotto, uncle trade blows

Updated: April 8, 2009, 10:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rican police say they are investigating an alleged fight between WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and his trainer, who have had a sometimes combative relationship in the past.

A statement issued by the police says the elite boxer and Evangelista Cotto, the fighter's uncle, exchanged blows Wednesday after a heated argument about training at a gym in the champ's hometown of Caguas.

After the bruising scrap, Evangelista Cotto allegedly threw a cement block on his nephew's 2009 Jaguar, shattering a right-side window.

Cotto's spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Puerto Rican detectives are investigating the incident even though neither of the men has filed a complaint.


Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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