Miguel Cotto Exec: Canelo-GGG Outcome Does Not Alter Plans

By Miguel Rivera

The controversial draw between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin will not force Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto to look in another direction in finding an opponent for the final bout of his career.

Bryan Perez, a spokesman for Miguel Cotto Promotions, said that the World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight champion (154 pounds) is holding firm on his intentions to make one last fight on December 2 and, in turn, acknowledged that the result of last Saturday is an impediment for the Puerto Rican to face Alvarez or Golovkin.

"We will go with  plan C. Fortunately, Miguel enjoys options and it is a question of finding the best alternative for him. Out of those names (Alvarez and Golovkin), others have been mentioned and we are going to decipher the best formula to have a high event," Perez told Carlos Gonzalez.

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Cotto was ringside on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, watching Canelo and Golovkin go to a twelve round draw.

The Puerto Rican four division world champion was hoping to face the winner of that bout, but they are more interested in facing each other in a rematch, which potentially may happen in May.

During his time in Las Vegas, Cotto spoke to executives at Golden Boy Promotions about possible alternatives.

"The result of the fight does not alter the plans. We have discussed different options and we will concentrate on deciphering which is the best road for Miguel. We have no doubts that something will come out this week," said Perez.

He noted that New York and Puerto Rico remain under consideration for Cotto to close his career in boxing.

"That is under discussion within the possible scenarios," Pérez concluded.

Cotto was in action last month in Los Angeles, where he defeated Yoshihiro Kamegai to capture the WBO title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yankees7448 on 09-20-2017

[QUOTE=Lords;18070453]I personally think Brook would be the best fight.[/QUOTE] I don't like any of his options. Brook is a former champion and has some name value. He also has skills, height and reach to make it competitive. But for f*cks…

Comment by yankees7448 on 09-20-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18070342]Go f#ck yourself Cotto. Dec. 2 LOL. No one gives a f#ck. Just retire vs whatever bs opponent you can get in the ring or stop with the bs deadline & fight someone real. I mean legit the best…

Comment by Boxing lives on 09-20-2017

[QUOTE=GMAN SUPREME;18070676]gayweather fought a bum in a circus fight. old brittle hands got no powah. coto smashes gayweather jr easily.[/QUOTE] Mayweather already kicked Cottos ass once handily. Nobody wants to see that again. Cotto didn't even beat Ishida easily. He…

Comment by kafkod on 09-20-2017

[QUOTE=True That;18070383]Lemieux at a catchweight, Matthysse at 150, Brook at 154, Khan at 150, Mikey Garcia at 154, Margarito 3 at 154 Seem to be the only options[/QUOTE] The only catchweights Lemieux would consider are between 160 and 168.

Comment by Ray* on 09-20-2017

Cotto isn't going to fight either fighters, people just need to stop. Cotto would get someone of Kell brook calibre in and call it a day. Cotto has had his time with tough/damaging fights so let him go out in…

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