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Miguel Cotto insists he calls the shots, not worried about WBC mandatory

FightHype caught video of an ESPN interview of Miguel Cotto where he says he'd rather save the 3% sanctioning fee than have the WBC dictate his career.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Miguel Cotto was interviewed in training camp by ESPN where he was asked about his upcoming fight with Daniel Geale, his thoughts on the WBC possibly mandating a fight with Gennady Golovkin, and a potential Canelo Alvarez fight.

Cotto currently holds the WBC middleweight title but isn't about to let the sanctioning body dictate his opponents for him at this stage of his career. When asked about his interest in a potential GGG fight, he admitted that it does interest him, but that he'll ultimately do what's best for him and his family. Thus if the WBC does in fact name Golovkin the mandatory challenger for his 160lb belt, he won't simply be forced into the fight - and might rather just save himself the 3% sanctioning fee to select an opponent of his own choosing.

Miguel was then asked about the status of a potential Canelo Alvarez fight that HBO has been clamoring for, and Cotto mentions that they are currently in advanced talks but that nothing is imminent at the moment (other than Daniel Geale). Most people would consider a Canelo fight much more winnable for Cotto than GGG at this point - so it's quite possible we see Cotto eventually vacate (or be stripped of) his 160lb title if he doesn't fight GGG, but still go on to another big money fight in Canelo Alvarez later this year. Even still, he has to get through Daniel Geale first this weekend...

Assuming Cotto beats Geale, which fight would you rather see, Cotto-Alvarez or Cotto-Golovkin?

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