Miguel Cotto has expressed little interest in a fight that boxing fans around the world want to see-a middleweight unification fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Instead Cotto is working on a deal to fight IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9″ Bundrage in June. Not only is that fight an underwhelming alternative to bouts with Canelo Alvarez and Golovkin, it might not even happen.
When Cotto left Top Rank to join Roc Nation Sports, he destroyed his relationship with Bob Arum, Top Rank’s CEO. In an effort to possibly sabotage Cotto’s bout with K-9, Top Rank is engaging in discussions to pit Timothy Bradley against K-9 instead, leaving Cotto out in the cold.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow.
Pacquiao is preparing for his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas. The Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida QB posted photos on Instagram of the two together in Pacquiao’s gym in Los Angeles.
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Gennady Golovkin made a trip to the Wild Card gym in California this week. Freddie Roach’s headquarters are where Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto work under the Hall of Fame trainer and it is no secret that Golovkin is desperate to face off against Cotto in a Middleweight unification bout in the near future.
The 32 year old Kazakh knock out artist posted a picture on his Instagram account (above) of himself and a smiling Pacquiao, who is readying himself for his May 2 battle with Floyd Mayweather.
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TRIBUTES to Toowoomba boxer Braydon Smith have gone global with undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather the latest to pay his respects.
Stanthorpe man Scott Chapmwan is currently overseas and he visited the Mayweather Gym in Los Vegas.
“Respect to them as once they heard (about) Braydon’s story they gladly hung some gloves out the front of the gym,” he wrote online.
“You were a legend mate and always will be.”
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Welterweight veteran and former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi was asked by Figthype.com over this past week whom he believed WBC World middleweight champion Miguel Cotto would fight next.
Paulie and Cotto shared the ring in 2006 with Cotto winning on points after scoring a knockdown in the second round and apparently breaking Paulie’s jaw very early on. It was a testament to the New Yorker’s grit and bravery that the fight went the distance.
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