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Miguel Cotto expected to return in the fall on PPV

Miguel Cotto's June 18th reservation at the Barclay's Center has been nixed as he's now anticipated to make his return this fall.

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

Roc Nation Sports had a June 18 date on hold for Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) at the Barclays Center since he lost his title to Canelo Alvarez. But those plans have now changed as Cotto is anticipated to wait until the fall before making his return on a PPV event.

HBO wasn't inclined to pony up the funds to pay for Cotto to take on second-tier opponents in James Kirkland or Diego Chaves this summer -- likely due to their stricter budget -- and without another legitimate name to carry a PPV event with Cotto, that route just wasn't economically viable. Cotto will instead wait until later in the year when he'll have more options on the table - including a potential rematch with Canelo Alvarez or a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Freddie Roach confirmed the change in plans with ESPN.com.

"I talked to Bryan and he told me they are going to push Miguel's fight back to the fall," Roach said. "But they want me to come to Puerto Rico and work with him for a couple of weeks and we're working on the dates now. They don't know the date of the fall fight but we're going to do a two-week mini-camp in Puerto Rico sometime next month just to get him on the right path, work with him on a few things."

With Cotto wrapping up what appears to be the final stretch of his Hall of Fame career, and raking in plenty of coin along the way, he's certainly in no rush to make his next move.

So with potential fall fights against Canelo Alvarez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Timothy Bradley, and Kell Brook all out there, who would you like to see Cotto fight next?

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