By Miguel Rivera
In the past, former four division world champion Miguel Angel Cotto had stated in several interviews that 2017 would be his final year in the sport. But given the current landscape and the circumstances which caused his career to stall out.
Cotto has been out of the ring since November 2015, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. He was scheduled to return in February, to face James Kirkland in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View. The fight was cancelled after Kirkland withdrew with injury.
Then Cotto was going to fight in June, but that was pushed back after the Puerto Rican star parted ways with promoter Roc Nation Sports.
But given those circumstances, Cotto is now considering the idea of fighting beyond 2017.
He recently cut a deal with Golden Boy Promotions, to mount his comeback on August 26th at Carson's StubHub Center in Los Angeles against Yoshihiro Kamegai.
And part of the deal they may work together with Cotto's stable of fighters under Miguel Cotto Promotions.
"We were given the opportunity to be back and I'm happy about that, eager to get back to training," said Cotto to ESPN Deportes.
"Kamegai is a tough fighter, but we will be prepared, we have always prepared thoroughly for each fight and I will do it to face him."
"With Golden Boy we have an agreement until the end of the year. Thanks to the lack of fights, the cancellations of fights, we have been out for many months. We will be considering that we could extend [our relationship with Golden Boy] a little further."
"For now the agreement is with me, we have a very good relationship, but surely there could be very good things in the future, and we're thinking about the fighters under Miguel Cotto Promotions."
The deal with Golden Boy could open up the door for a future rematch with Canelo and there is still talk of a catch-weight bout with Juan Manuel Marquez.
"[About Canelo or Márquez] we will do whatever suits us best. We can fight with anyone as long as it is the best option for Miguel Cotto. There is no preference for anything," said Cotto.