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Cotto Return on Pace for 12/2 at MSG, Opponent Being Finalized

by Steve Kim

Golden Boy Promotions has received word that Miguel Cotto is safe and sound in Puerto Rico, which has been ravaged by the effects recent hurricanes. The events have left millions without basic necessities. Just recently they got in touch with their client.

"The good news is that he's safe, we heard from him. He and his family are fine,"explained Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy, to BoxingScene.com.

"He is going to fight in December and he's coming out next week to start his camp with Freddie Roach."

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On August 26th Cotto captured the vacant WBO 154-pound title by defeating Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

''What we're working on now is finalizing the opponent. There's a short list of guys and hopefully by the end of this week we'll get that locked down," said Gomez, who added.

"We're looking at December 2nd and we have the MSG (Madison Square Garden) locked in."

The upcoming schedule has a plethora of shows in New York but Gomez isn't concerned that this could adversely affect their card.

"No, not at all,'' he told BoxingScene.com," Cotto's an iconic figure, MSG's committed to him 100-percent. They're going to put a full marketing plan behind him like they've always done anytime he's fought there. He's the king of New York and always been great in New York. So we're not concerned whatsoever."

Cotto - who turns 37 - in late October has continually said this will be his last year in the sport, having turned professional in 2001.

"It's really up to him, he's the boss. If he says it's his last fight, we're going to support him. We're going to do our job to make it memorable,'' said Gomez."If he decides to keep fighting then more power to him and we're going to help him. Whatever he wants to do, we're going to support him."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OmarRueben on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=bigjer88;18095852]Pretty classy of you to insult PR at a time like this. That said, I'm not Puerto Rican. My great-grandparents came to the U.S. in the early 1900s from Eastern Europe. The reason I'm a Cotto fan has nothing to…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=spn1025;18095292]I actually would like to see this fight again. If it does happen, hopefully Cotto makes that eye permanently blind.[/QUOTE] I believe his eye is already at least 80% blind and he is paying off a doctor to say he…

Comment by bigjer88 on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=OmarRueben;18095779]Never saw West side story but I sure have seen a lot of Puerto Ricos'[/QUOTE] Pretty classy of you to insult PR at a time like this. That said, I'm not Puerto Rican. My great-grandparents came to the U.S. in…

Comment by tokon on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=jri9d0;18094019]Cotto should just cash out with Kell Brook. I doubt he chances Lemeuix.[/QUOTE] That fight is literally a race to cash out!

Comment by OmarRueben on 09-28-2017

[QUOTE=bigjer88;18095761]Now you're stealing insults from "West Side Story"? Maybe there is some complexity to you after all.[/QUOTE] Never saw West side story but I sure have seen a lot of Puerto Ricos'

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