WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has denied published reports that he reached a deal for a June 9th Las Vegas rematch with Manny Pacquiao. Cotto is the leading contender to face Pacquiao in June, at either the MGM Grand or the Thomas & Mack Center. Cotto, with a copy to legal adviser Gaby Penagaricano, denied the circulating information The following statement was issued to several media outlets in Puerto Rico. The two boxer fought in 2009, with Pacquiao stopping Cotto in the twelfth round.
"Do not pay attention to rumors. I have not made any decision yet nor reached any deal regarding my next fight. At the appropriate time, I will directly be announcing my next fight. I am discussing and analyzing options with my team," Cotto said.