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Pacquiao Orders Arum To Make Cotto Bout, Nov. 14

By Mark Vester

Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao has ordered his promoter Bob Arum to make the fight with WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. Arum already has a date set down on paper, November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao sat ringside and watched Cotto win a split decision over Joshua Clottey in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Arum told Michael Marley of The Examiner that Pacquiao was impressed with Cotto's massive amount of support from the thousands of Puerto Rican fans at MSG.

“Manny told me what to do. Manny told me, ‘Go ahead, make that fight.’ So it will go Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand here in Vegas,” Arum said. "He was impressed by Cotto’s fan support and told me it reminded him of how the British fans stand with Ricky Hatton."

Arum said the serious cut suffered by Cotto above his left eye will not prevent the fight from going forward on the proposed date.

“No because it’s not that bad. Miguel is delighted to get a fight against Manny, trust me. Miguel very much wants this fight. It will be a sensational fight the way they attack,” Arum said.

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Comment by truthhurts on 06-16-2009

this is the worst fight to be made pac should recieve no credit for beating this guy as its clear that he isn't pre margarito. floyd is smart to pull from jmm. in the end mosley and jmm will get…

Comment by ricky1978 on 06-16-2009

[QUOTE=toyboy33;5493434]I hope he sticks to it. Getting tired of seeing freeze dried boxers.[/QUOTE] I agree with you.....

Comment by Iceta on 06-16-2009

[QUOTE=Dorruel;5503310]Cotto is only 28 Mosley is about 10 years his senior. When Mosley was Cottos age he didnt have the resume Cotto did. Shane is in the twilight of his career where Cotto still has more to accomplish, so if…

Comment by jetgeomcx on 06-16-2009

[QUOTE=Deja_Vous;5495385]So Fanny Pac wants Cotto and not Floyd. Hmmmmmm.[/QUOTE] [B]and it's not fanny floyd wants manny and not cotto!![/B] :fest30:

Comment by jetgeomcx on 06-16-2009

[QUOTE=VXNerveAgent;5503073]at 147 cotto will destroy poor manny.[/QUOTE] like manny destroys cotto at 140....hehehe

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