Wednesday, 22 May 2013
22/05/2013 Cotto's return
Im a huge fan of Miguel Cotto as i think most fight fanatics are, and after seeing how he nearly overcame the odds of the biggest upset of last year by losing to Floyd Mayweather on points, it gives me great pleasure to confirm that the Puerto Rican is looking for a ring return on September 28th this year. He's a fighter that never backed down from a big fight and had an incredible career. It seemed to make sense that his last fight would be against the best fighter in the game right now, but as the last few months have shown there is many more opponents out there for Cotto.
I personally think Cotto had very little left in the career tank after taking out all his frustration on Antonio Margarito in New York in 2011, it was a revenge path that Cotto knew he had to finish and he did in great style. It Gave him the world title shots he again deserved and a big money payday that he always strives towards, but losses against Austin Trout and Mayweather looked to have left Cotto with no option but to take some time out the ring or maybe even retire for good.
Goldenboy Chief Richard Schaefer confirms that they are looking at the Barclay's Centre to hold Cotto's return but nothing is for definite at this point, and no opponent has been confirmed. I'm just pleased that i may get to see one of my favorite fighters over the last ten years get back in the ring.