Cotto mulling over Canelo offer, agreement ‘not even near’
Puerto Rican fighting legend Miguel Cotto is considering an extensive offer to fight Mexican Saul Alvarez in what would be a massive 154lb encounter, although WBN has learned that a deal between the two former champions is far from on the cards at this point.
The 33 year-old returned to winning ways from two straight defeats in devastating fashion by stopping Delvin Rodriguez in three rounds last month and is now in high demand, according to advisor Gaby Penagaricano.
“I can confirm the offer from ‘Canelo’ to Miguel, although there is no date and an agreement is not even near,” Penagaricano told World Boxing News.
“At the moment it is just an offer. We are considering other offers and everything is on the table right now. Nothing is ruled in or out.”
Canelo is ten years Cotto’s junior and is himself looking to make a comeback from a loss after going down by a wide margin to Floyd Mayweather Jr in September.
Despite the fact that the record books say ‘majority decision’ thanks to controversial judge C.J Ross, who has since retired, Alvarez was comprehensively beaten on the night and needs a big name opponent for his next fight.
With Cotto running Mayweather closer than anyone has in the recent past when losing via unanimous decision in May 2012, there is an air of intrigue in seeing how a clash between the pair of talented punchers would unfold.
There is still a long way to go until the two actually share a ring together, although the fact that the offer is there and that is has not yet been dismissed is at least something to whet the appetite for what could be possible for the first half of next year – fingers crossed.
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