Cotto eyes Canelo-GGG winner after Kamegai win

By Daily Sports on August 28, 2017

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Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach has confirmed that Cotto will be looking to fight the winner of the September 16 battle between Saul Canelo and Gennady Golovkin on HBO pay-per-view.

This is the news that the boxing world was waiting for. They want to see Cotto fight the winner of Canelo-GGG, and now they have happening potentially as long as the winner of that fight is on board with that.

There was some question of whether Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) would target the Canelo-GGG winner, because he had said recently he was going to sit down with his team and make the decision after his fight against Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-4-2, 24 KOs) last Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Cotto, 36, beat Kamegai easily by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 120-109, 119-109 and 118-110. Kamegai looked like he had stumbled into the wrong ring. He didn’t resemble a top 10 contender.

The World Boxing Organization had Kamegai rated number 6 going into last Saturday’s fight with Cotto. The WBO is the only sanctioning body that has Kamegai ranked in their top 15.

It didn’t take long for Cotto to make the decision. Roach said right after the fight that Cotto wants that fight against the Canelo vs. Golovkin. A win for Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) could complicate things for Cotto, who is a lot smaller and weaker than the 5’10 ½” GGG.

Both fighters are almost the same age, which is strange considering how well the 35-year-old Golovkin is still fighting.

“We want the winner of Canelo-GGG,” said Roach in spilling the beans about Cotto wanting the winner of that fight.

•Photo shows Miguel Cotto.

Source Daily Sports

Posted August 28, 2017


 

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