by David P. Greisman
Just three weeks ago, Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) had said that any fight between him and Canelo Alvarez would require talks between Golden Boy Promotions (Alvarez’s promoter) and its rival promoter, Top Rank, which Cotto is not signed to but is presently working with.
But Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy says he’ll be meeting with Cotto next week, and that Top Rank officials won’t be in that meeting.
“If Miguel Cotto wants to fight, no problem, but it’ll have to be without Top Rank,” Schaefer told reporters on Oct. 26.
Schaefer didn’t say that his meeting with Cotto would specifically be about an Alvarez fight. He mentioned several possible opponents for Alvarez’s first fight back since his loss to Floyd Mayweather, including Cotto, 154-pound titleholder Carlos Molina, Alfredo Angulo, or the winner of a Dec. 7 bout between Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout.
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