The 33 year-old picked up the greatest victory of his career in June when overthrowing Sergio Martinez from his lofty perch at the 160lb best, and despite rumours he could fight in December, Cotto is prepared to wait until next year.
“Fans, I wanted to share with you all that my return to the ring will be in early 2015. Thank you for the amazing support,” stated Cotto.
‘Junito’ has been linked to fights with Gennady Golovkin, Marco Antonio Rubio and Carl Froch, along with all manner of other possible foes having put a target on his own back by successfully moving up in weight.
A host of boxing fans are said to be pining for Cotto to drop back down to 154lbs and face long-time rival Canelo Alvarez in what would be a huge Mexico v Puerto Rico battle, although a decision on who will be next in line won’t be made until December or January 2015 at the earliest.
Trainer Freddie Roach is currently tied up with Manny Pacquiao until November and Cotto is keen to wait until the legendary coach can give him his undivided attention.
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