Will Miguel Cotto be Manny Pacquiao's opponent in June? (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The Philippine Star reports that Manny Pacquiao has made his choice for his upcoming fight in June, but we don't get to find out who it is yet.
Bob Arum isn't revealing boxing's latest mystery man yet:
"Yes, he has made the choice. But I’m not gonna talk about it. Now I’m going back and let’s see if we can make what Manny wants to happen. We need to be sure everything is secure and that things are done the way they should be done."
But the Star also says that Manny's wife Jinkee recently said it would be Miguel Cotto, which has been the floating rumor. If it IS Cotto, keeping it quiet isn't a surprise, and Arum isn't just delaying an announcement for kicks. There are also reports that Cotto is negotiating for a fight with Canelo Alvarez. Arum wouldn't want to announce that Manny has chosen Miguel Cotto, and at the same time risk looking bad if Cotto decides to fight Alvarez instead.
Arum is also still letting the Pacquiao vs Mayweather flames be fanned, but that's probably a dead issue at this point for any purpose besides keeping some attention on both fighters.