Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Tags: Miguel Cotto image  
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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (61)
Top Headlines Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight Photos: David Peralta With Cinderella Shocker of Robert Guerrero Golovkin's Coach: We'd Fight Andre Ward, But He Can't Make 168 Frank Warren Smiles: Chris Eubank Jr. Can't Run Away This Time! Hernandez Will Head Back To 154 After Stunning Alfredo Angulo Hammer Backs Klara Svensson To Defeat Mikaela Lauren Daniela Bermudez Stuns Mariana Juarez in Mexico City Shields Leaves Door Open For Third Olympic Gold in 2020 Mayweather: They Ask a Thousand Times - I'm NOT Coming Back! Guerrero Claims Robbery: I Clearly Won, 116-112 Score Was Crazy! Peralta: I Was a Cab Driver, Now I Beat Robert Guerrero! Miguel Marriaga Blasts Out Robb, Jose Felix Crushes Frankel Yazmin Rivas Earns Debatable Split Nod Over Jessica Gonzalez David Peralta a Ghost Buster, Stuns Robert Guerrero in Upset Win Rod Salka Returns To Beat a Game Savi, Devin Haney Wins Isaac Dogboe Impressive, Dominates Neil John Tabanao Freddy Hernandez Shocks Alfredo Angulo With Big Decision Win Terrell Gausha Snags Tough Decision Win Over Steve Martinez Avni Yildirim Dominates Aaron Pryor Jr. Over Ten Rounds Cuadras To Chocolatito: I'm Good, I'm Very Handsome, I'll KO You Euro News: Imre Szello, Lauren vs. Svensson Card, Pierre Madsen Promoters Coming Together To Fight New Laws in New York Juan Francisco Estrada vs. Kazuto Ioka is Likely Purse Bid Bound Kovalev vs. Ward T-Mobile Arena Ticket Information Liam Smith: I Can Take Canelo's Shots, I Want To Test His Chin! Tommy Morrison's Son Aims To Impress on ShoBox Kovalev-Ward Deal Finalized For Vegas; Announcement Soon
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement