Miguel Cotto Would Consider a Return To Welterweight

By Mark Vester

Former two division champion Miguel Cotto has not fully deserted the welterweight division. As Cotto counts down the days until his challenge of Yuri Foreman for the WBA' junior middleweight title, he doesn't rule out a drop back in weight for the right fight.

Most were under the impression that he moved to 154 because of weight issues, but Cotto denies that there were any problems with reaching the welterweight limit. In his last fight, a twelve round TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao, Cotto weighed under the welterweight mark at an agreed catch-weight of 145. The fight with Foreman next Saturday night at Yankee Stadium in New York, will be nine pounds above that weight. Cotto, even at 140, would sometimes enter the ring with an added twenty pounds by fight night. 

"I never really had a problem to reach 147 pounds.  Boxing is a business.  If we have a better opponent at a lower weight, we can always go back to 147 without a lot of trouble," Cotto said.

If Cotto were to win, his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has already informed that he would become a frontrunner to defend the title against Pacquiao in November - if Arum is unable to match the Filipino fighter with Floyd Mayweather Jr. If Arum makes the Mayweather deal, he told BoxingScene a rematch with Antonio Margarito would be the perfect fight for Cotto.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nota Loka PR on 05-31-2010

There goes Cotto doing the dirty work for Arum... Pac didnt want to go for the belt at 154 cus Yuri was too tall... Cotto now goes for it, and guess what happens? lol Arum is a piece of shit.

Comment by 15 Rounds on 05-31-2010

I think Cotto read my post ;) he should go back to welter-weight :drive: jr middleweight is to dangerous for him good luck against foreman though.

Comment by Laborer on 05-31-2010

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;8494913]Hes gonna defend the belt at 154 thats y cotto pac 2 will happen at 154[/QUOTE] this is the most likely scenario, knowing how Arum thinks. Fukk Pac-FLoyd, it's Pac-everyone else... this, I think, is Arum agenda. i could be…

Comment by JCairo on 05-31-2010

i dont know why everyone is calling for cotto vs. mayweather. that fight should have happened after cotto beat mosley. cotto would get schooled by mayweather, no joke. if you thought pacquiao was too fast for him? spare the dude…

Comment by SluggerFan on 05-30-2010

@BoxeoBoriqua, jumping on the Floyd Sr. bandwagon, eh?

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