Cotto: I want GGG-Canelo winner
Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set to finally do battle on Saturday night in Las Vegas, 36 year old Miguel Cotto is again saying that he wants to face the winner in his farewell fight on December 2nd.
Cotto returned to the ring after nearly a two-year layoff this past August, defeating Yoshihiro Kamegai over 12 rounds, winning the WBO junior middleweight title in the process.
“It’s the best way to say goodbye to boxing. … No matter what happens or who I fight in the next fight, I am here to do the best I can.”
Cottois in Las Vegas for the fight, speaking with his promoters at Golden Boy, also the promoters of Canelo Alvarez. Alvarez would be up for a rematch with Cotto according to sources, as he was able to defeat Cotto via decision in 2015. Golovkin would also be up for a fight with the Puerto Rican star.
The only real hitch is that this fight would be three months following what would be an exhausting and dangerous fight for either Golovkin or Alvarez, and with that December 2nd target date who ever wins would have to be in good shape coming out of this fight, and almost immediately get into camp for that fight with Cotto.
If Cotto does not face the winner in December, one would think that fellow Golden Boy fighter David Lemieux would step into that role, but for Cotto he would probably want a more high profile opponent for his final bout and pay day.