Miguel Cotto: No Interest in 147, I'm Staying at 154

By Rick Reeno

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) has no interest in moving back down to the welterweight division. A few days ago on BoxingScene Radio, Cotto's new trainer Freddie Roach made a statement that his boxer would likely do better at 147 than entertaining a move in weight to pursue a world title at 160-pounds.

Cotto moved up to junior middleweight in June of 2010. He takes his sixth fight at the weight on October 4th at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida - against rugged Delvin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16KOs). Should Cotto win, there is the possibility of a 2014 encounter with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

"I'm not interested in 147 at all or coming down [in weight]. I feel great at 154, I'm working great at 154, I'm doing what I'm suppossed to do at 154. The problems at 147, as everybody knows, it was very difficult for me [to make the weight]. I don't want that to happen to me again, so 154 is where I'll stay," Cotto said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elinmortal on 09-21-2013

man fuc canelo! he froze and choked lolololol

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 09-21-2013

Who is he going to fight at 154lb??Most of those guy's are signed to GBP,I don't think he can even try to fight Alvarez..

Comment by Gary Coleman on 09-21-2013

[QUOTE=zapdos;13769008]Title should say To lazy for 47, Getting whooped at '54[/QUOTE] Quoted for truth. Canelo is going to batter him.

Comment by champion4ever on 09-21-2013

I always knew that Cotto could no longer make the 147 lbs weight class. That's why he turned down that rematch with Manny Pacquiao last year, after requesting a catch weight of a 150 lbs, because he had outgrown the…

Comment by Reloaded on 09-21-2013

[QUOTE=El Angel;13768891]Told everyone this, he doesn't want to fight at WW. He's comfortable at JMW, that's where he is going to stay.[/QUOTE] Its not so much want , he would really struggle big time to make 147 , I feel…

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