By Andrew Hall
On June 6th, Miguel Cotto stopped Australian middleweight Daniel Geale in the fourth round, to successfully defend his WBC middleweight championship at the Barclays Center. Shortly after the fight Cotto was asked if he would fight “GGG” Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto hemmed and hawed. He seems about as interested in fighting GGG as he would be in fighting a light heavyweight or a heavyweight. Why? Everything to lose but not too much to gain.
On the other hand, win or lose, fighting Canelo Alvarez would be great for Miguel Cotto. If Cotto loses to Alvarez, he could still fight GGG later on. If, on the other hand, he fought GGG and lost he would have little to no chance to get the big money Pay-Per-View payday against Canelo Alvarez.
We have a great year in boxing for 2015 and perhaps an even bigger year in 2016. Trainer Freddie Roach may not just be the best thing to happen in Miguel Cotto’s life, he may be the best thing to happen to boxing. He has trained so many great boxers: Cotto, Manny Pacquiao to name a few!
Those left hooks landed on Daniel Geale from Cotto were scintillating to watch. I cant imagine being either Golovkin or Canelo knowing I was eventually going to face the fury of Miguel Cotto. Regardless of who wins, a fight between Cotto and Canelo will be a tremendous step up in boxing. Particularly when we consider such black eyes as Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao! Boxing needs some great slug fests. I simply can’t wait!