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Miguel Cotto eyes potential fights with Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather

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While training alongside eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao and being mentored by Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Puerto Rican favorite Miguel Cotto is busy preparing for his June 7th showdown with Middleweight kingpin Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez. The highly anticipated battle for the Sergio's WBC Middleweight title is slated to take place at the nearly sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City, and will be broadcast live on HBO PPV.

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After blowing out perennial contender Delvin Rodriguez in October of last year, the three division titlist will be going into the event as one of the more confident fighters in boxing.

How confident? Trainer Freddie Roach claims that Miguel is already mapping his course for two potential blockbuster fights after he captures his fourth division world title in June.

"After we beat Martinez in June, Cotto is looking at a potential rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. or a big fight with Canelo Alvarez," states the five-time trainer of the year award recipient.

"If you remember, we actually turned down a fight with Alvarez to take this one. Because we really didn't know how long Martinez would be around."


"Alvarez is very young and has longevity, and Martinez is getting old. So after we get the big win, we could be looking at two fights, one with Mayweather and another with Alvarez. I really love the fight with Alvarez."

Earlier this year, Miguel declined a ten million dollar offer made by Golden Boy Promotions to fight Canelo Alvarez in March, to nab the opportunity to become the first Puerto Rican fighter in the history of boxing to win a major world title in four different weight divisions.

Although Cotto began his training camp while Manny was finishing his preparations for Tim Bradley, and the two future Hall of Famers were working at the Wildcard Gym simultaneously, the experienced fight trainer didn't really feel that his two fighters should partake in any kind of heavy sparring.

"Because Manny and Miguel are at different parts of their own camps, it's really not beneficial for either fighter to spar together," insists Freddie Roach. "Manny is at the end of his camp and is winding down, while Miguel is just getting started. It would be counter productive."

When asked if he had a prediction for Miguel's bout with Sergio Martinez on June 7th, the Wildcard captain didn't hesitate in giving a candid response.

"Miguel's going to stop Martinez in the eighth round."
 
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