Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cotto Denies $13 Million/Pacquiao Rumor, Blames Weight

By Francisco Guzman

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) denies that he was offered and/or turned down a guarantee of $13 million dollars to fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, had recently told reporters in Las Vegas that he was stunned when Cotto turned down such a high amount of money in favor of taking a fight with unbeaten 154-pound champion Austin Trout on December 1. Pacquiao would then finalize a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Cotto told BoxingScene.com that Pacquiao's camp tried to gain an advantage by making him go down to 150-pounds. He says the weight demand was the main reason for the fight falling apart.

"That's not true. That's not true. The main reason of the Pacquiao conversation is that he wants me to go down to 150 - the same as in 2009 when they made me go down to 145 - [so] they can take advantage of that. That was the real reason [for refusing the rematch]. [Back in 2009] the inexperience made me do it, but I'm not going to do it again [fight Pacquiao at a catch-weight]," Cotto told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HOLLYW00 on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12553042]You got me all wrong, I don't give a sh1t about Marg. I care about Cotto's well being, that's why I'm wondering why he wanted to drain himself down to 150 just to get a small edge over this sorry…

Comment by HeroBando on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=Puya;12553034]Anything that involves margarito, the word fair will not apply. Cotto felt cheated the first time, that was his chance at payback and still he dominated that piece of cheat bastard. You MoFo s keep defending margarito, you should be…

Comment by Puya on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12551722]150 is not an advantage to Pac, we know he doesn't like it there at all. Remember him saying, never again this heavy? Cotto on the other hand just requested to defend his own 154 belt at 150 last year,…

Comment by HeroBando on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=HOLLYW00;12553009]I'm not arguing with that, [B]I'D LOVE TO SEE MAYWEATHER - MARTINEZ[/B][/QUOTE] Don't we all. Who's depriving us of that? In contrast, hardly anyone wants to see Pac Cotto 2, except casual fans.

Comment by HOLLYW00 on 09-26-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12553002]Yea, he must also fear Wolak and Freddy Hernandez, he wouldn't fight them in his 8th division either. Cotto fears NJikam at 160 as well, he was looking for a CW for that fight. [B]But you should ask yourself one…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (168)
Top Headlines Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card Euro News: Braehmer-Brant, Pawel Stepien, Pierre Madsen, More Andre Ward: We Could See Mayweather Win With BIG Knockout Pacquiao-Horn Funding Issue Resolved: Manny Plans To Fight Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement