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Cotto: I Have Decided, I Want Sergio Martinez on 6/7

By Miguel Rivera

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) has officially revealed that he wants to fight WBC middleweight king Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Right now, Cotto is waiting for the deal to get finalized with Martinez and his promoter, Lou DiBella.

Cotto had a $10 million dollar offer on the table to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on March 8th, but the Puerto Rican star was unable to make the date and feels confident that a fight with Canelo will happen somewhere down the line.

During a holiday conference with the Puerto Rican press at the Caribe Hilton Hotel, Cotto said the following:

"I want to go with Martinez. The title is the main goal. We are only waiting on the confirmations from his team and if all goes well the fight will happen. The date is June 7 and I would rather fight where my historical roots are, Madison Square Garden. I believe that the fight with Canelo is premature right now. He is 23 years old and his name will be around," Cotto said.

There has been no confirmation on the weight, but Cotto is not worried about the size of Martinez.

"If you look at the physicality of Martinez. He has never been a full 160-pounder. He's always weighed in at 157 and 158 pounds. Rarely does he every come in at 160. So he's not a real middleweight," Cotto said.

Additionally, Martinez has to tie up a big loose end with a mandatory defense being owed to Marco Antonio Rubio. The WBC ordered Martinez to face Rubio next, and Cotto is not going to get involved in that situation.

"That is something that Sampson [Lewkowicz] and Lou DiBella have to solve. They are working on that," Cotto said.

Cotto would be trained by Freddie Roach for the fight. Martinez has been inactive since an April decision win over Martin Murray, where the Argentine star suffered several injuries during the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Da Boxer on 01-04-2014

Cant wait for this fight. King Cotto vs Maravilla Martinez! What a clash. 40/60 Martinez but I got to go with my boy Miguel who will punish Sergio let him know who is the true Latin King! King Cotto! Fugging…

Comment by sdcluser on 01-04-2014

[QUOTE=El Angel;14098936]As a Maravilla fan, it sucks his reign is about to end. He's been the best MW champ since B-Hop.[/QUOTE] Son. Don't bet on your account on Cotto.

Comment by El Angel on 01-04-2014

As a Maravilla fan, it sucks his reign is about to end. He's been the best MW champ since B-Hop.

Comment by Tay Roc on 01-04-2014

Martinez is the one who will be rejuvenated by June. The reason he was so sloppy in the Murray fight was because he didn't let his knee fully heal from the first surgery, which then required another surgery. This time…

Comment by Kiddoe on 01-04-2014

Exciting match up. Cotto looked rejuvinated in his last outing with Roach in his corner. Can't wait. Bring it on 2014!

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