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Cotto Doubts a Pacquiao Rematch Would Ever Happen

By Rick Reeno

In the sport of boxing, opponents can easily become stablemates in the gym. Former three division champion Miguel Cotto now finds himself in that position.

In 2009, Cotto was stopped in the twelfth round of his fight with Manny Pacquiao, who is trained by Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach. After suffering back to back defeats to Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Austin Trout, Cotto contacted Roach to retain his training services.

Cotto, with Roach in his corner, returned last June to stop Delvin Rodriguez in three rounds. The Puerto Rican superstar will be back on June 7th, when he challenges WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

Now that he's training sided by side with Pacquiao, and sharing the same trainer - would Cotto ever pursue a revenge match? It's not a question of wanting revenge, says Cotto, it's a question of weight.

A Cotto-Pacquiao rematch was seriously discussed in early 2012. The talks fell apart over the weight limit. Cotto, who was fighting at 154, was refusing to come down - and Pacquiao was refusing to fight any higher than 147.

With a move to 160 in the near future, the gap in weight has become even bigger - and as a result Cotto doubts they would ever meet again.  

"Right now I'm at 160-pounds and he's at 147. I'm not going back to 147, because it's very difficult [to make the weight]," Cotto said.

Roach agrees.

"I don't see them fighting each other ever again, because Manny is a small 147-pounder and Miguel is fighting at 160 now, so I don't think that I'll have to worry about that," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Firefist on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=Wenpire;14417861]Come on even Cotto deep down knows Manny would beat him at any weight, any time. The first fight wasn't even close it was a slaughter, cotto was falling left and right like a ragged doll and manny was going…

Comment by Wenpire on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=J The UnBiased;14417589]A healthy Cotto beats Manny any day of the week, just my belief. If Manny met a full 147 pound Cotto that wasn't coming off a battering to hand wraps and an arguable loss to Clottey, Cotto would…

Comment by Southpaw King on 04-12-2014

[QUOTE=TGD;14417722]Rematch :lol1: I must have dreamed Pacquiao smashing Cotto all over the ring in their fight. It was a mismatch.[/QUOTE] Exactly!!! Idk what some of this d!ckheads r thinking bruh

Comment by Southpaw King on 04-12-2014

Really? People think cotto and PAC should fight AGAIN? Pac is the man who fought the same mofos over and over again...smh...he beat cotto...fair and square!! He didn't just best him..he beat!! Stopped him...it was no fight that went to…

Comment by TGD on 04-12-2014

Rematch :lol1: I must have dreamed Pacquiao smashing Cotto all over the ring in their fight. It was a mismatch.

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