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Miguel Cotto's Next Fight: No Tournament, Cotto Headed Back to NYC

Miguel Cotto plans to return to Madison Square Garden for his next fight. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Miguel Cotto plans to return to Madison Square Garden for his next fight. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Miguel Cotto will fight again at Madison Square Garden in New York City for his next bout, according to his legal adviser, who also says that the Puerto Rican star predictably has no interest in Golden Boy's 154-pound tournament idea.

Cotto (37-3, 30 KO) has headlined two straight successful PPVs, first as the A-side in December with a win over Antonio Margarito, and then in a big-time money generator on May 5, where he lost to Floyd Mayweather. Cotto is now in a position to pick and choose his fights, and given that he's 31 and seems like he's not planning to stay another ten years or anything, that's a good spot to be in for sure.

Richard Schaefer has previously mentioned having Canelo Alvarez fight Cotto in December. I'd say it's unlikely, but this is a year where we've seen Timothy Bradley beat Manny Pacquiao, and we've supposedly got Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Sergio Martinez as a done deal, so who knows?

Cotto's return is tentatively set for December 1, but he is also supposedly in the running to face Manny Pacquiao on November 10.

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