Juan Manuel Marquez to come out of retirement aged 47 and face Miguel Cotto, 40, in huge exhibition fight on 12 June

JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ and Miguel Cotto will be the latest names to dust off the gloves and step back inside the ring.

The former four-division champions are set to come out of retirement to meet in an exhibition bout on June 12.

According to BoxingScene.com, a location has yet to be determined but both parties have accepted the deal and an official announcement is expected to be made in the coming days.

Marquez, 47, officially retired in 2014 following an illustrious career that spanned over 20 years.

Known for his toughness, the Mexican has a record of 56 wins, seven losses and one draw.

He fought the legendary Manny Pacquiao on four occasions, winning one, losing two and drawing the other.

Cotto, 40, is the first Puerto Rican to win world titles in four different weight classes.

He retired in 2017 following a record of 41 wins and six losses.

The pair will join a growing list of boxing legends who have stepped out of retirement and made sensational returns to the ring.

Most notably, Mike Tyson fought Roy Jones Jr in November in a fight that notched up over 1.6million pay-per-view buys.


And more recently Oscar De La Hoya announced he was returning to the ring in July for an exhibition bout aged 48.

Although he will be hoping his comeback bout is more successful than his excruciating announcement.

His opponent is still unknown although he has called out Gennady Golovkin, Saul Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana.

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