Juan Manuel Marquez declines Cotto's 150 pound catchweight offer
By Daniel Zaldivar
June 19, 2016
A potential fight has been talked about for the last several months between Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Cotto, 35, has not been in the squared circle since losing a decision to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez back in November of last year. Marquez has been on a bigger inactivity drought as he hasn't fought in over two years, since his unanimous decision victory against Mike Alvarado in 2014.
The fighter from Puerto Rico [Cotto] has been considering a few names and was looking to fight this month, however, a viable opponent could not be secured. Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) recently spoke about the possibility of the bout on ESPN Deportes and said if he could not find a suitable agreement, then hanging up the gloves might be his best option.
In his last bout with Alvarez, Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) fought at a recognized middleweight catchweight of 155 pounds, but has always maintained that he is not a full-fledged 160 pounder. Freddie Roach, Cotto's head trainer, also stated his openness to going back down in weight to take a bout, but as of right now, Marquez is not having any of the 150 pound talk.
Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing contributor for Frontproof Media & Page2sports.com. He is the founder and CEO of Z-BoxingNews (a partner with Frontproof Media), a YouTube channel that delivers the latest news, interviews, fighter workouts, & analysis within the sport. Check out the Z-BoxingNews YouTube channel HERE. Also follow on Twitter @Z_BoxingNews
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