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Miguel Cotto Responds To Arum Regarding Trout Fight

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) has responded to the criticisms of his former promoter, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum. In a recent interview, Arum said it was a "stupid decision" for Cotto to fight undefeated WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout. The fight took place on December 1st in New York's Madison Square Garden and Trout won a twelve round unanimous decision. The victory by Trout may have derailed a planned fight between Cotto and WBC king Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

Cotto spent nearly his entire career with Top Rank. He became a free agent after his contract expired on December 31, 2011. His last two ring appearances were promoted by his own company, Miguel Cotto Promotions, with Golden Boy Promotions helping him with the show.

"He is only responsible for representing his company. I thank him for everything that he did for my career, but Bob Arum represents nothing more in my life," Cotto said to Marcos Meijas.

Cotto's legal advisor, Gabriel Peñagarícano, said the event against Trout was very lucrative for Cotto and his company. He added the following:

"[Arum] is frustrated because Miguel - just like Oscar de la Hoya who was signed with him and just like Floyd Mayweather who was signed with him, made a decision to command his own career, to guide it and to promote his own events without depending on a promoter. It hurts [Arum] that Miguel was this successful on his own. The event [with Trout] was successful in every way."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-26-2012

[QUOTE=Hitman88;12857776]I suppose I am deluded then (Naaaah)...It appears both sides did enough bs'n to derail the bout from getting made over the past few years. However, I doubt if there was any "fear factor" present considering the fact that manny…

Comment by Hitman88 on 12-26-2012

[QUOTE=rasdun;12857217]May was ducking Pac. no doubt. its just that Arum was doing some duckin too and Pac was too stupid to do his own thing. If u think Mayweather ever wanted to fight Pac, ur deluding yourself[/QUOTE] I suppose I…

Comment by daggum on 12-26-2012

[QUOTE=WESS;12855860]Bob did the same thing to Cotto when Floyd was in line to fight him when both where undefeated JWW's under Top Rank. Bob wouldn't make the fight. Just like he wouldn't make the De la Hoya or Hatton fights…

Comment by rasdun on 12-26-2012

[QUOTE=daddymon;12856121]Well,well,well. To all who said MAYW was ducking PAC the truth shall sat you free.[/QUOTE] May was ducking Pac. no doubt. its just that Arum was doing some duckin too and Pac was too stupid to do his own thing.…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-25-2012

The older Bob Arum gets the more vocal he becomes. He has literally been telling the media his thoughts about picking fights to make his guys look good and profit. He doesn't care about covering it up no more. Too…

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