Miguel Cotto denies having come to terms for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao on June 9. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Miguel Cotto has issued a statement to Puerto Rican press denying the reports that he's agreed to terms for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao on June 9:
"Do not pay attention to rumors. I have not made any decision yet nor reached any deal regarding my next fight. At the appropriate time, I will directly be announcing my next fight. I am discussing and analyzing options with my team."
It seems like 70% of the time we're instructed to not listen to the rumors, the rumored fight turns out to be true, but maybe this is 30%.
But again, this is the fight that I've been about 97% sure was going to be coming on June 9 for two weeks now. Also, Jinkee said Cotto.
A rematch between Pacquiao and Cotto was reported earlier today, with the indication that Cotto had agreed to terms, and that the fight would take place in Las Vegas. At that time, it was said that an official announcement could come as soon as Monday. Michael Koncz earlier refused to confirm or deny the fight, according to ESPN New York.