Cotto Ready For The Best Possible Option in December
By Miguel Rivera
Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs), the brand new WBC world champion at middleweight, has no idea who he'll face at the end of the year. Last Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden, Cotto demolished Sergio Martinez in ten rounds to capture the WBC crown.
Top Rank wants to bring Cotto back on December 6 or 13th, at Madison Square Garden or a venue in Las Vegas. Cotto's mandatory challenger at middleweight is Marco Antonio Rubio, but there are far more lucrative options at junior middleweight - like Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
During a phone conference with the offices of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Cotto said he was ready for the best possible options.
"Next week I will meet with my trainer Freddie Roach, and he will analyze what would be the best option, because right now I have no idea who I could fight against. At this moment my future is a bit uncertain. But as always Miguel Cotto is open to the top challenges, the most viable options. I just have to wait and see what will happen [and take a look at the best options that] would be the biggest benefit to me and my family," Cotto said.
[QUOTE=logmasken;14660312]Cotto beat Delvin Rodrigues and a shot Sergio Maritinez in his last 2 fights. Dan Rafael has him rated at #1 at Middleweight. I would like to see him fight the #2 ranked middleweight GGG. Cotto won't be foolish enough…Comment by ddeg10 on 06-14-2014
[QUOTE=wengz2002;14660806]Best option for Miguel Cotto next: 1. Mayweather Jr.: Mayweather beat Cotto last time around but it was a close fight. Some can argue Cotto won that fight. Now Cotto shown much improvement under Roach. So it's logical that may…Comment by wengz2002 on 06-14-2014
Best option for Miguel Cotto next: 1. Mayweather Jr.: Mayweather beat Cotto last time around but it was a close fight. Some can argue Cotto won that fight. Now Cotto shown much improvement under Roach. So it's logical that may…Comment by 285Kid on 06-14-2014
[QUOTE=BucaRican;14659991]You Probably make the most sense. Think About the Cold War Haymond vs Oscar. GBP vs Mayweather Pro. I think A Canelo vs Cotto on HBO would kill any fight Floyd could have with the exception of Manny an that…Comment by Daddy T on 06-14-2014
He's 3 big options - Canelo, Floyd or GGG. But since Floyd isn't available in December and GGG is guaranteed to Good Boy him, Canelo is surely top of the list. lara though could through a spanner in the works.…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (38)