Three weight world title holder Cotto, 33, is pushing to win a championship in yet another weight class and has earmarked ‘Maravilla’ for what looks on paper to have the makings of a classic fight.
Both sides have been locked in talks to seal the fight for some time now and amidst several reports that the negotiations have stalled, Cotto’s advisor Gaby Penagaricano has filled WBN in on where they currently stand.
“At the moment there are not much developments and we may be able to update later this week. We are just trying to come to terms with Martínez and his promoter, but If we cannot, then Miguel will fight somebody else on the same date, June 7th at MSG,” Penagaricano explained to World Boxing News.
Martinez has not fought since controversially out-pointing Briton Martin Murray last April in his home country and has been in recovery ever since as the 38 year-old several injuries during the fight.
Cotto, on other hand moved back into the win column following his defeats to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout by demolishing Delvin Rodriguez in just three rounds and could potentially seek out one of the other title holders at 160lbs if the Martinez deal fails to materialize.
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