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 Last update:  1/14/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Cotto Says Canelo Clash is Very Possible This Year
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By Miguel Rivera

When Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto (38-3, 31KOs) turned down a $10 million dollar offer to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on March 8th, he was rolling the dice on two-fight gamble in 2014.

Cotto passed on Canelo (42-1-1, 30KOs) for a chance to face WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 26KOs) on June 7th at New York's Madison Square Garden. Canelo will instead face Alfredo Angulo on the March date.

"After June we have six months, and at any time in those six months we can stage a fight with Canelo," Cotto told Alfredo Berrios.

If Cotto would have lost to Canelo, then a Martinez fight would be impossible to make. But if Cotto loses to Martinez, he can still face Canelo in the fall. And if he beats Martinez, then he might be worth more than $10 million or even become a lucrative rematch opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the fall.

Of course, if Canelo loses to a very live underdog in Angulo, then we may not get a Cotto fight for some time.

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Miguel Cotto , Canelo-Cotto , Canelo vs Cotto



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comment by BlueBettle, on 01-15-2014
I find it funny how Martinez keeps on ruining Golden Boy's Canelo plans. First he takes Canelo's Sept 15 date. And now he's taking Canelo's opponents.

comment by LADIV, on 01-15-2014
[QUOTE=El Angel]Lineal MW championship will mean more, but beating Canelo will be so sweet. I look forward to it.[/QUOTE] neither of the 2 things you mention will happen but it doesnt mean you cant cream about it

comment by freeloada, on 01-15-2014
[QUOTE=Fetta]If its win or lose then paulie is the man IMO[/QUOTE] Lol.. No bro...not even close.

comment by Fetta, on 01-15-2014
[QUOTE=freeloada]My favorite fighter... Can't hate on Cotto.. If you do then you're not a boxing fan.. Sure he may be an ******* but he wants to fight the best... Cares about his legacy.. He has THE BEST resume of any fighter out right now win or lose... And still want high risk top fights... Cot...

comment by Tyler_Durden, on 01-15-2014
Cool, it would be a great fight and I would love to watch it.

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