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De La Hoya Would Welcome Cotto Talks With Open Arms

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya would welcome Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) with open arms. The WBA champion's promotional contract with Top Rank, who guided his entire career, expires on December 31st. In a few recent interviews, Cotto revealed that his loyalty remains with Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum. But if Cotto decides to go across the street, De La Hoya is waiting to hear him out.

"Cotto has a contract right now. Obviously Golden Boy will always be interested in promoting the best [fighters] in the world. If Miguel Cotto is free [of any contract], we are here with open arms to listen to him, to talk to him, to see what he decides to do. [Right now] we can't do anything because Miguel has a contract," De La Hoya told Pele Cavaso.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by AntonTheMeh on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=edgarg;11542313]Whilst I like your "name", I don't think much of your thinking processes. Arum is the Promoter for BOTH Cotio and Margarito. He owes BOTH equal loyalty and his best endeavours on behalf of their careers. And he gave it…

Comment by Ringlife on 12-10-2011

Cotto needs to move on and sign with GBP And leave Bob Arum it will be hard for him to do because Bob has done a lot for cotto but Bob can't offer cotto no more fights where he can…

Comment by talz on 12-10-2011

Best fights for cotto would be at Golden boy because pac would beat him again and JCC is too big tbh. But fights with Mayweather,Alveraz, Khan, Ortiz, Kirkland would be big.

Comment by edgarg on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=RuMbLe;11540946]De La Hoya wouldn't stand back to allow Marquez to get the fight with Pacquiao. Marquez had to leave them to get that fight and they **** on him publicly afterwards after all his years with them. Just like they…

Comment by edgarg on 12-10-2011

[QUOTE=Hobo;11541056]Cotto should be bigger star. Top Rank , I feel did not fully support him. I think he would probably relate better with Oscar cause they both boxed and Oscar lives in Puerto Rico.[/QUOTE] Do they also both prance around…

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