Pacquiao Will Not Fight Miguel Cotto Above 147-Pounds

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) advised the Manila Bulletin that he would not fight Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) at any weight above 147-pounds. Pacquiao stopped Cotto in the twelfth round in 2009. That match was fought at a catch-weight of 145-pounds. Pacquiao learned his lesson after taking some punishment to his body in a one-sided win over Antonio Margarito in 2010, which they fought at 150-pounds.

Cotto is one of the four boxers being considered for Pacquiao's next fight, which is tentative for June 9. Since the loss to Pacquiao, Cotto move up to the junior middleweight division and captured the WBA title. Cotto has said in interviews that he can still make 147-pounds easily. In the rematch with Antonio Margarito, Cotto pushed for a catch-weight of 150-pounds, but the two sides settled on 153.

Pacquiao is expected to announce his next opponent by the end of this coming week.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by littlemac on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;12089859]how do u duck a guy u already destroyed? I guess hopkins ducked trinidad for not rematching him too. no one wanted to see cotto vs pac 2, at any weight. people were laughing at [B]pac for even considering a…

Comment by ИATAS on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=littlemac;12089376]After last night, its even more obvious why Manny ducked a non drained Cotto...[/QUOTE] how do u duck a guy u already destroyed? I guess hopkins ducked trinidad for not rematching him too. no one wanted to see cotto vs…

Comment by Reloaded on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=loui_ludwig;12089427]Pac said it himself, fighting above 147 was hard for him. Pac should just have fought Marg at 147. Even after the Cotto fight, my sentiment was the same when talk of a Pac-Foreman fight at 154.[/QUOTE] He only fights…

Comment by littlemac on 05-06-2012

Am glad Cotto was given a chance to show what he can do when given the oppurtunity to fight under fair terms. Cotto paid a huge price on his legacy for selling out in being drained. If Cotto would have…

Comment by loui_ludwig on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;12089400]Gives his opponent a chance I suppose, I bet Mayweather will ask for that next. He needs to get an edge somewhere. Bet he won't be asking for 8oz gloves as well.[/QUOTE] Pac said it himself, fighting above 147 was…

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