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 Last update:  1/26/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Cotto: Does Pacquiao Fear Me? Mayweather Will Go To 154
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by Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is counting the numbers on the check. Puerto Rico's biggest star told Raul Alzaga that his final decision, regarding his next opponent, will be determined by money. Cotto and members of his team are evaluating two possible scenarios - a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, or a rematch with Manny Pacquiao on June 9th - also in Las Vegas.

As BoxingScene.com previously reported several times, the agreed-upon weight is an issue with the Pacquiao rematch. When they first met in 2009, Cotto was forced to meet Pacquiao at a catch-weight of 145-pounds. Now a champion at 154, and being pursued by the two biggest names in boxing, Cotto will not budge from his position of refusing to fight below 150-pounds. Pacquiao is refusing to fight Cotto above the welterweight limit of 147. However, Mayweather has no problem with fighting Cotto at 150 or above.

"I will not fight below 150 pounds. Mayweather Jr. said he has no problem going up to 154 to fight me. Pacquiao is the one who objected and wants me to once again come down to a weight between 145 and 147 pounds. If Pacquiao had no trouble going up to 150 to fight Margarito, why is there a set requirement for me to go down again? Does he fear me? If Pacquiao wants to fight me again, it must be above 150 pounds. I will not continue to sacrifice my body to lose weight," Cotto said.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Miguel Cotto , Pacquiao-Cotto Rematch , Pacquiao vs Cotto Rematch


 

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comment by RichCCFC, on 09-04-2012
Mayweather is bigger than Pacquiao /thread

comment by HeroBando, on 09-04-2012
[QUOTE=chiguy91]i don't know why cotto asked margarito for a c/w, was the fight eventually fought at one? well if it was, that's not a good look on cotto. but anyways, that's a different situation. pacquiao completely destroyed cotto @ 145, the challenge of him moving up one division to fight som...

comment by chiguy91, on 09-04-2012
i don't know why cotto asked margarito for a c/w, was the fight eventually fought at one? well if it was, that's not a good look on cotto. but anyways, that's a different situation. pacquiao completely destroyed cotto @ 145, the challenge of him moving up one division to fight someone he already ...

comment by HeroBando, on 09-04-2012
[QUOTE=kiaba360]From what I understand, Pac accepted the original 150lb terms and Cotto changed his mind (due to Floyd setting the precedent), and I'm glad he did. Cotto found a legit contender in Trout, a decision that allows him to spread the wealth around and shine the spotlight on an up-and-c...

comment by kiaba360, on 09-04-2012
[QUOTE=HeroBando]That's fine, as long as we're not pretending 150 was the dealbreaker, or even Pac's idea. This is Cotto proposing it right here[/QUOTE] From what I understand, Pac accepted the original 150lb terms and Cotto changed his mind (due to Floyd setting the precedent), and I'm glad he...

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