Miguel Cotto: Plans to Fight Canelo-GGG winner

As the fight between Yoshihiro Kamegai and Miguel ended at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, Cotto said that he’s going to retire at the end of December but to have at least one fight before it.

His trainer Freddie Roach wants him to face the victor of the Canelo-GGG fight but that doesn’t mean his going to fight at the end of the year. Roach doesn’t want to fight the loser of the fight, which is known to be Golden Boy Promotion’s star Canelo. A fight with Canelo would make more money.

David Lemieux is another name of Cotto’s prospect to fight with as he mentioned as a possible opponent for him. Lemieux is signed with Golden Boy, and they make it the same as what they did to Canelo on his PPV fights. He is too dangerous for Cotto from their size differences. The only to make it possible to make the catch-weight 155 or 156. Lemieux is too powerful for Cotto who is small and have only the height of 5’7” Cotto. Cotto’s inactivity can also result in a great disadvantage against Lemieux.

Cotto said, “I think that 6 years is enough, and I have other things to do in my life. I’m taking care of my family better, and that is the biggest and only reason that I have to stop boxing and quit boxing and retire after December 31st this year, No. The decision is already made. I’m leaving on December 31st, no matter what happens with my career.”

It’s best for Cotto to retire this time than to lose more to the younger fighters. With Cotto out of the ring for 2 years, he’s probably lost a great deal.

As Cotto admit that his retirement in the best way he could, a fight with Canelo would the best for him. But I as far as I can see, Canelo’s past opponent that won’t fight him again will only Mayweather.

Cotto vs Canelo Fight Purse

Despite the difficult and long process of getting the two boxers into the ring, the much awaited WBC championship fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is going to happen on November 21, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Both boxers will fight at a catch weight of 155 pounds.

Cotto vs Canelo had reignited the Puerto Rico-Mexican rivalry in boxing. In this match, however, Cotto and Canelo are more or less evenly matched. Cotto has a 40-4 win-loss record with 33 KOs, while Canelo has it at 45-1-1, 32 KOs.

The fight promises to be the second biggest fight of 2015. Reports have it that Cotto will get at least $10 million excluding pay-per-view sales and sponsorships. Add these up and the total could reach up to $30 million. The last time, Cotto was guaranteed $8 million for his fight against Mayweather but he lost by a unanimous decision.

Although highly favored to win the fight, Canelo is guaranteed only roughly $6.5 million. In his most recent fight, Canelo earned $3.5 million by knocking out James Kirkland last May. Despite arguments regarding the disparity of the purse amount, Cotto is surely making more money than Canelo.

This is the fight that true boxing fans had been waiting for. Despite the outcome, both fighters will surely go home millions of dollars richer.