Boxing News & Rumors: Miguel Cotto Is Not Afraid Of Gennady Golovkin, But Wants Floyd Mayweather Rematch After Canelo Alvarez Bout
|Cristian Andal |||Sep 01, 2015 12:40 PM EDT|
(Photo : Getty Images) Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are set to face off on November 21st for the Puerto Rican's middleweight title.
Four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) is definitely not looking ahead of his 12-round middleweight title fight against Saul Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) on November 21st, but he said that he isn't afraid of Gennady Golovkin (33-0. 30 KOs) and would fight him if it is for his "best interest."
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Boxing News 24 noted that the Puerto Rican legend meant GGG must be able to bring him the most money of all his possible opponents, and if that happens then a fight with the hard-punching Kazakh destroyer would definitely be on.
This means that Golovkin must first prove that he can bring in the money against probably the toughest and most skilled fighter that he has ever faced, Canadian sensation David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs).
"I'm always open to every fight. The best opponent after Canelo, I'm going to go for it. If he's the best interest for me, I'm going for that," Cotto told reporters during a press conference for his bout with Alvarez.
While Cotto's courage is admirable, the reality is the heavy-handed GGG poses a serious risk to his health and career once they finally clash inside the ring.
However, even if Golovkin annihilates Cotto, the latter could always blame his advanced age to be the reason for his defeat and just retire from the sport afterward, although it is highly unlikely that GGG could beat Junito that easily. Cotto is still Cotto and he is one of the toughest fighters that boxing had ever produced.
At this late stage of his career, it makes sense that Cotto only wants the most lucrative fights he can possibly have. He is more of a family man than a business man, and he may be looking for more security for his loved ones when he finally hangs his gloves, which seems pretty soon already.
This is why his priority is to have a rematch with pay-per-view king Floyd Mayweather Jr. next after the Canelo fight, as per the New York Daily News.
And his new trainer, world-renowned and Pac-Man mentor Freddie Roach, shares his desire for a fight with the pound-for-pound champ next if possible.
Roach also said that Golovkin is a viable fight for his ward and that he had observed the Kazakh's weaknesses during his last fight against Willie Monroe Jr. in May.
"(In Golovkin's) last fight, he was exposed a little bit," said the 55-year-old trainer, as reported by Boxing Scene. "Obviously he's a good puncher, he's a good fighter. He cuts the ring off well. His ring generalship, he's very good at that. But he did fatigue in the late rounds and we've never really seen him go late because he knocks everyone out early."
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