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Miguel Cotto 'interested' in Mayweather rematch if Pacquiao talks fall through

Miguel Cotto has an open date for this spring or early summer, and he's potentially got a lot of options.

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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 certainly wouldn't shy away from a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather if Mayweather's negotiations with Manny Pacquiao end up a dead end, and adviser Gaby Peñagaricano says that it's probably the biggest fight out there for Cotto.

Talks between Cotto and Canelo Alvarez were officially called off late last week after stalling due to a lack of movement on Cotto's side.

There are also hints that the Puerto Rican star may go another direction for a June fight, with Tim Bradley's name brought up in a Los Angeles Times article. The same article noted that Cotto-Canelo talks could resume.

Cotto (39-4, 32 KO) has retained a pretty enviable position in the sport for the last couple of years, as he is tied to neither a promoter nor a TV network, which has allowed him to bounce around working with both Top Rank and Golden Boy, and with HBO and Showtime. He fought with Golden Boy and HBO in May 2012, Golden Boy and Showtime in December 2012, and has been with HBO and Top Rank for his last two fights in October 2013 and June 2014.

Cotto also is one of the few legitimate draws left in the sport, and can dictate a great deal of what he wants if he's the A-side, and is a highly attractive B-side fighter for fights with the likes of Mayweather, as he brings his own fans to the equation and can truly aid a fight's drawing power.

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