Advertisement
Advertisement

Team Cotto: We're Open To Face Mayweather or Pacquiao

By Jhonny Gonzalez

As previously reported, WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto denied the various news articles regarding a deal being reached for a June 9 rematch with Manny Pacquiao. Cotto, and legal adviser Gabriel Peñagaricano, are evaluating their options. Cotto's contract with Top Rank expired at the end of December, making the boxer a free agent.

Negotiations to make a fight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. have fallen through. The door is now open for Cotto to face Pacquiao in June, or Mayweather on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cotto and Peñagaricano have not denied their interest in reaching an agreement to face either fighter. Peñagaricano has a very good relationship with Top Rank, and with Mayweather's adviser, Leonard Ellerbe. Cotto's promotional company has a business relationship with Golden Boy Promotions, who work with Mayweather.

"I think we are already seeing quite clearly that these two fighters [Pacquiao and Mayweather] will not fight. The indications are clear as time passes. In the absence of that fight for Pacquiao, as is proper, Miguel Cotto should be considered. But Cotto has become a free agent, and he can choose whoever suits him," Peñagaricano told spokesman.

"I know [Ellerbe] and I have an excellent relationship with him. But it is still premature to say anything. We have to wait and see what happens. Honestly, the doors are open. Miguel, in terms of the date [May 5] has no problem. [And there] no problem with June either [for Pacquiao]. Those choices are there. And this week should clarify things."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=Brassangel;11700507]Except that Cotto won rounds 10 and 11 going away in the Mosley fight, and neither fighter touched each other in round 12. [B]It wasn't a "Cotto Fade" as so many morons seem to think. It was more of a:…

Comment by Brassangel on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;11699235]Really? What happened to that Castillo style in the immediate rematch? Emotions and B!tch'n aside. That Mosley/Cotto fight was close and debatable (I think Cotto did enough) but Shane did have Cotto moving back once he applied the pressure in…

Comment by Cgarcia on 01-23-2012

Cotto is just bluffing. He knows and we all know that Mayweather/Cotto will never happen. He's just waiting for Arum to make the biggest offer he can't refuse. ;-)

Comment by Kuyukut on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=pacfan;11700013]very true. this cotto/pac 2 is a rip off. no one should spend a dime on this fight. mayweather/cotto is more interesting and should be pursued. :bigeyes:[/QUOTE] bu bu but Cotto still lives in Puerto Rico too far from Las…

Comment by pacfan on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=Muscles72;11700001]Where the hell was his adviser when pac and cotto last fought why is cotto being considered for another fight with pac ?? Why would the outcome beany different??it don't matter what weight class.[/QUOTE] very true. this cotto/pac 2 is…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (139)
Top Headlines Hunter: If I Had Khan at 9, We Wouldn't Be Talking Mayweather Video: Chisora vs. Pulev Heated Confrontation at Presser Video: Amir Khan on Floyd Mayweather's Comeback, Canelo Photos: Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu Press Conference Photos: Chisora, Pulev Erupts With Near Brawl at Presser IBF Formally Orders Wake vs. Guzman 122-Pound Title Fight Barroso's Promoter: I'm Supremely Confident Crolla Will Be KO'd DeGale Wants Jack Fight in U.K., But Open to Las Vegas Shannon Briggs To Face Dimitrenko On 'Haye Day' Bill Shawn Porter: 'Wouldn’t Be Surprised' If Khan Upsets Canelo Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto II: Post-Fight Report Card John Fury: Tyson Knocks Wladimir Klitschko Out By Round 10 Canelo vs. Khan - British Trade People Predict The Fight George Foreman Warns: If Canelo Overconfident, Khan Can Win Trainer: Tyson Fury Will NOT Retire, Likely Targets Joshua Next Khan Would Reject Mayweather: I'll Mess With Him Like He Did Me Sanchez: I'm Confident Golovkin KO's 'Diva' Canelo in 8 or 9 Luis Ortiz Back on Track After Greg Cohen Withdraws Lawsuit Flint-born Dirrell Brothers Fighting Through Anger, Frustration Bob Arum: It's Obvious Floyd Mayweather is Coming Back De La Hoya: Golovkin Didn't Want Lara - And Canelo Beat Him! Gilberto Ramirez-Dominik Britsch on Crawford-Postol HBO PPV De La Hoya: I Thought Pacquiao Would Be Easy, Canelo in Tough! Gassiev Warns Povetkin: Wilder Punches Harder Than Klitschko Verdejo Not Worried About Critics, Intends To Fulfill Expectations Freddie Roach Says Frankie Gomez in 'Best Shape' For Herrera Amir Khan Stands To Pocket 13 Million in Canelo Showdown Brown on PBC: We're Giving Fans What They Want and Expect Examining the Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Scorecards Anthony Joshua-Zhang Zhilei Eyed For The Future in China? Glen Tapia Ready For David Lemieux, Feels A lot Stronger at 160 Bute Wants the Winner of DeGale-Jack Unification Fight Photos: Anthony Crolla vs. Ismael Barroso Open Workouts Examining the James DeGale-Porky Medina Scorecards Hearn Wants Joshua to Become Pay-Per-View Star in America ALA Promotions Prez: Magsayo Will Never Be Another Pacquiao De La Hoya Breaks Down Speed vs. Power Fights of The Past Curtis Stevens on The Trainer Switch To John David Jackson Team Verdejo Bring in Nutrionists, Sports Psychologists For 6/11 DeGale: I Showed Medina Levels, He Doesn't Deserve Rematch
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement