Miguel Cotto has no plans to part ways with Bob Arum, even without a contract. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
In an interview on Puerto Rican TV, Miguel Cotto made a very, very clear statement about his future with Top Rank: He's staying, even if there's no contract, and he has no plans to do anything that doesn't involve Bob Arum. Via BoxingScene.com:
"The only thing I want to let you know is that Bob Arum was, is and always will be my promoter. No matter what direction I decide to take my career, he will remain. He is the person who made me who I am," Cotto said.
Cotto (37-2, 30 KO) fought the last fight of his contract against Antonio Margarito on December 3, and said after the fight that despite speculation he could leave Top Rank, Bob Arum would remain his promoter. He's now made it very clear.
Cotto is giving serious consideration to a fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, which is what Arum mentioned as a possible next fight. He has also said that he'd love a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, and believes that he could beat him if given the opportunity.
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If Cotto does face Chavez, he will be looking to become the first four-division titlist in Puerto Rican boxing history. Cotto has won titles at 140, 147 and 154. Other three-division titlists from Puerto Rico have been Felix "Tito" Trinidad (147, 154, 160); Wilfredo Gomez (122, 126, 130); Wilfred Benitez (140, 147, 154); and Hector Camacho (130, 135, 140).