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Cotto Hopes To Secure Opponent Before Year's End

By Miguel Rivera

Former champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) is hoping to finalize his next opponent before the end of 2013, according to his legal adviser Gabriel Peñagarícano. There is interest from both Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez. Gabriel Peñagarícano tells Raul Alzaga that Cotto wants to return around May of 2014.

"Our intention is to have a decision made on who [Miguel] will face before the end of 2013. Miguel is interested in fighting near the month of May in order to have a chance to do a good promotional tour," Peñagarícano said. "Canelo People are interested, but I have not been made a formal offer yet. And Cotto has also been asked about Martinez. Both are attractive fights, but there is nothing official on the table. Once we receive official offers, we will sit down to negotiate, review the terms offered and then decide [on who Miguel will face]."

Because Cotto is a free agent, Peñagarícano said the fighter can negotiate with anyone - Top Rank or Golden Boy Promotions.

"Cotto is a free agent and he can negotiate with anyone. Cotto can negotiate with whoever he wants. There is no obstacle with [negotiating with either promoter]," Penagaricano said. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Da Boxer on 11-01-2013

[QUOTE=thatdudespits;13892643]Here is the non biased truth based on facts numbers dont lie.... Cotto doesnt need roach to teach him defense, hes already agood defensive fighter. Cotto is adept at fighting moving backwards as in the margarito fight. The thing is…

Comment by sbbigmike on 11-01-2013

[QUOTE=Koba-Grozny;13890458]Interesting. 'Nelo brings bigger $s but probably Martinez ain't so far behind and also brings a title at 160. Thing is, neither deal will come without some strings. Cotto is in a stonger bargaining position vis-a-vis Sergio, I'd guess, but…

Comment by thatdudespits on 11-01-2013

[QUOTE=carloscruz10009;13891976]Absolutely cotto cuts quica good defensive can't fight moving backwards, and canelo can crack and roach teaches no defense.[/QUOTE] Here is the non biased truth based on facts numbers dont lie.... Cotto doesnt need roach to teach him defense, hes…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-01-2013

Cotto is in the driver's seat. He can negotiate with whoever he wants so he should play Martinez and Canelo against each other. Whoever gives him the best deal is the one he should fight.

Comment by carloscruz10009 on 11-01-2013

Mosley fight was great and Margarito was coming on On in The 2nd fight when they stopped it... I guess canelo would be a great competitive fight.. I'm a big cotto fight.. Do it..

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