Bob Arum Not Surprised Canelo Withdrew Cotto Offer

By Steve Kim

Veteran promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank tells that he wasn't surprised when Oscar De La Hoya announced on Saturday afternoon in Las Vegas that Golden Boy Promotions and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez were rescinding their offer to Miguel Cotto   on a proposed showdown that would have taken place on May 2nd.

"No [I wasn't surprised by what happened], I think that what Oscar did was demonstrate his tremendous frustration with the Cotto side. I mean, after all, they started the negotiation making a demand and finally after all this rigamoroo, the 'Canelo' side acceded to the demands and Oscar assumed that would be it [and] the fight would happen - and apparently that wasn't the case," Arum said to

Top Rank has a working relationship with the Puerto Rican star, but not necessarily an exclusive promotional contract.

As for what Cotto does next, Arum admitted - "We have no inkling of what Cotto does, now. Hopefully in the next couple of days we will."

There is speculation that Cotto could be in line to face Floyd Mayweather, once again. The two faced each other in 2012 with Mayweather winning a decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Puya on 01-20-2015

Can someone please share a link were both sides discuss their demands. Because I can't fight [email protected]!! Most of you here are talking if you knew!!

Comment by Eastcoast on 01-20-2015

Kim just reported Alvarez/Kirkland for May 2 at the Alamo Dome is a go.

Comment by fightmuseumlv on 01-20-2015

Hate to say it but its starting to look like its going to be Mayweather vs Cotto II in May at the MGM. Things are falling apart between the Pacquiao and Mayweather negotiations.

Comment by Michael9782 on 01-20-2015

[QUOTE=Reloaded;15299541]Why doesnt Manny jump in and grab Cottos MW belt first lol , better cherry pick Cotto than that monster Vargas buhahahahaha You fanboys are a joke a minute lol .[/QUOTE] He wont fight cotto because they are good friends…

Comment by BOXEO _ on 01-20-2015

I'm not surprised either Bob, Cinnabuns thinks he's the A-side and thinks he can make deadlines now, lol. We're not anywhere near the month of May and that pu[COLOR="Black"]s[/COLOR]sy already pulled the plug, smh.

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