Miguel Cotto isn't looking to stay in boxing a whole lot longer, and however long he's in the sport, it sounds like he's looking to fight under the Top Rank banner. Cotto (37-4, 30 KO)will return on October 5 against Delvin Rodriguez on HBO, a fight that Top Rank is promoting.
"I began as a professional boxer with Top Rank. They made me the boxer I am right now. I'm a loyal guy. I think of them and who else better to finish my career with than Top Rank? ... I was a free agent and I'm still a free agent. I worked with [Golden Boy]. We made our arrangements and we worked together easily. That's it."
Cotto doesn't seem particularly interested in a fight with Canelo Alvarez, either, which would be basically impossible to do if he's fighting for Top Rank, as Alvarez is a Golden Boy fighter. That's still a good money fight for both of those guys, but it just might not be in the cards. Cotto may not be looking to fight a young, strong fighter like that, in all honesty, though certainly he'd be a live dog at least.
It's no big surprise that Cotto is back working with Top Rank, as he never had anything bad to say about them after his contract was up, and in return, Bob Arum and the rest of the company were always incredibly kind about Cotto when he came up in interviews and such. Arum always praised Cotto's loyalty, his work ethic, and his character, and there's no doubt that Cotto feels comfortable working with Arum and Todd duBoef, who managed his pro career from the get-go and helped him become one of the biggest stars of his generation.