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 Last update:  1/1/2014       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Miguel Cotto Gives His Opinion on Boxing's "Cold War"
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By Miguel Rivera

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) would like to see Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions come together and sort out their differences.

Cotto finds himself in a good position, because his company Miguel Cotto Promotions has a good working relationship with both promotional outfits.

But some of the fighters are now suffering because big fights being prevented due to the ongoing rivalry between the two companies.

Politics are involved as well. When HBO broke their business ties with Golden Boy in early 2013, the caused a further divide as Golden Boy fully aligned themselves with rival cable network Showtime, while Top Rank promoted fighters are exclusively found on HBO.

"Has the rivalry between the companies been beneficial [to boxing]? No. In one way or another, the boxing community has been segregated, especially [the fighters]. Being [contractually] tied to a [promoter] is doing more harm than being beneficial. If you ask [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum or [Golden Boy CEO] Richard Schaefer, both of them are going to say they are fine [with the way things are], but the ideal thing is for both companies to come together, to work out the rough edges and let the public see the big events, the big fights," Cotto said.

Tags: Miguel Cotto , Top Rank , Golden Boy Promotions


 

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comment by BigGenes, on 01-15-2014
Cotto finds himself in a good position, because his company Miguel Cotto Promotions has a good working relationship with both promotional outfits. But some of the fighters are now suffering because big fights get roadblocked due to the ongoing rivalry between the two companies.:boxing:

Cotto Is Spot On; We RARELY See The Big Events We Saw In The Golden Era of The 80's
comment by TLC8, on 01-03-2014
To much protecting boxers these days too many titles and belts and it's ALL about the money, avoid as much risk in the ring as possible.

comment by Wild Apache, on 01-02-2014
[QUOTE=Bronx2245]If more boxers would take the lead of Floyd Jr. and Cotto, and become free agents, the cold war wouldn't end, but the end would much nearer. The only thing standing in the way of Floyd Jr. and Manny (at this point) is Arum. Don't take my word for it, PLEASE Google Dan Rafael's ar...

comment by jas, on 01-02-2014
[QUOTE=Bronx2245]I'm kinda pissed that Cotto fought Floyd @ 154, but he never sought a rematch with Pac @ 154. If he did call out Pac, I didn't hear about it. I hear 154 boxers calling out Floyd all the time, but why not call out Pacquiao? Isn't Pac just as big of a draw? Anyway, I expect Cotto t...

comment by Bronx2245, on 01-02-2014
I'm kinda pissed that Cotto fought Floyd @ 154, but he never sought a rematch with Pac @ 154. If he did call out Pac, I didn't hear about it. I hear 154 boxers calling out Floyd all the time, but why not call out Pacquiao? Isn't Pac just as big of a draw? Anyway, I expect Cotto to beat Martinez, ...

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