Miguel Cotto vs Juan Manuel Marquez Is Back
We have been informed by a reliable source that negotiations for Juan Manuel Marquez vs Miguel Cotto are back and they are progressing fast. Previous negotiations were reportedly stalled over weight issues. Since Kirkland has pulled out of the lucrative PPV due to injury Cotto has had to go looking for another opponent.
More reports suggest Cotto is guaranteed a $15M pay day for his next bout & that means he has to fight a big name. In comes Marquez. And negotiations are easier this time round from all reports. Differences on the weight aren’t as big as before.
If Cotto vs Marquez is to happen at 148 or 149 lbs, then we like this fight. What’s not to like? Two ageing older fighters. Both come to fight. Both bring huge fan bases. This could turn into another fun fight between two veterans.
Cotto will start as a significant favorite. But don’t write off Juan Manuel Marquez. Marquez is over his injuries and he’s been in the gym for a long time.
We have also been told per source that Marquez has turned down negotiating another fight with Pacquiao as he wants to finish up that rivalry with his highlight real KO.