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 Last update:  7/3/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Cotto Coming Back To MSG, Tourney Idea Rejected
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) is coming back to Madison Square Garden in New York City, according to the boxer's legal adviser Gabriel Penagaricano. Cotto last fought on May 5th in Las Vegas, losing a twelve round unanimous decision and the WBA 154-pound title to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"There will be an official announcement soon, but it is public knowledge that it will definitely be in New York," said Penagaricano to Carlos Gonzalez.

The rumored return date is December 1.

The possibility of Cotto being involved in a potential junior middleweight tournament was rejected. Golden Boy's Oscar De La Hoya would like to put on a tournament involving the best 154-pounders, but nobody ever believed that Cotto would involve himself in such a venture.

"It's not something that I've discussed with Miguel, but he is at a level where he enjoys the privilege of choosing his opponents, when he fights and where. Participating in a tournament like that is not being considered," said Penagaricano.

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comment by lefthook2daliva, on 07-05-2012
[QUOTE=ny123]I hope not. Fighting that guy at 156 is a joke. Either go up to 160 or stay at 154.[/QUOTE] ^^^ This. Also, would love to see Cotto in a tourney with the winner to fight Floyd. Floyd beat MC fair and square and it's right (imo) that Cotto should do something to earn a rema...

comment by spyvsspy, on 07-05-2012
On phagtastics earlier post: Years of great fights marred by a plaster scandel...only a phag like you would be proud. And how is 4th of july relevant to cotto not boxing in a jmw tournament?

comment by jazluvr, on 07-05-2012
[quote=DempseyRollin]nah, cotto shouldnt decide whether canelo goes in the tourney, thats silly. cotto doesnt need a tourney, he makes plenty of cash, #3 paind fighter in the sport, he can get any fight he wants and he has options. it makes no sense for him to fight in a tourney when he can get c...

comment by El Angel, on 07-05-2012
Skip the September date and get twice the PPV buys to fight Cotto in December. Perfect fight for both. But I doubt Canelo goes to NY.

comment by sicko, on 07-05-2012
Cotto don't need to be in a damn Tournament, leave that to the younger guys, let them make a name for themselves, they need it a lot more then Cotto does it would be great for guys like Alvarez, Tout, Lara guys like that but not for a Proven guy like Cotto who is on the downside of his career

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