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Bob Arum Certain Miguel Cotto Will Not Leave Top Rank

by David P. Greisman

A rumor being whispered Saturday at Madison Square Garden before Miguel Cotto even stepped into the ring with Antonio Margarito was that Cotto, following this fight, would depart from Top Rank and possibly seek a mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

At the post-fight press conference, Top Rank’s Bob Arum said he felt assured that Cotto would not be leaving the promoter that he’d been with for the duration of his pro career.

Said Arum: “Miguel said on the international telecast what he’s said to us continuously. When they asked him what his future promotional plans were, he pointed to me and said ‘That man is my promoter and he will always be my promoter.’

“That’s good enough for me,” Arum said. “I never had a contract with Marvin Hagler. … Miguel reminds me of Marvin Hagler — the same type of loyalty.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SoulByThePound on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;11518948]Cotto will probably fight chavez if chavez doesnt duck him again after that then leave to gbp and fight floyd ortiz khan madaina[/QUOTE] imagine the smear campaign against cotto from arum

Comment by WESS on 12-05-2011

If Bob protects Pac from fighting Mayweather like Bob protected Cotto back in 2006, I can easily see Cotto leaving Bob if Mayweather is open to fighting him.. Like I said, Cotto has the fan base, has the Mexican's who…

Comment by sd southpaw on 12-05-2011

wow!!! cant believe that. i thought cotto was a boss. guess not

Comment by ksan on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=TheGoldenChamp;11519646]Golden Boy is the future of boxing. When its just Golden Boy producing the fights, we won't have to worry about milking sharks like Arum who doesn't even match his own fighters with the best unless they have a Top…

Comment by ksan on 12-05-2011

Awsome Bob!!! [B][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"]WAR TOP RANK!!! [/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

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