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Bob Arum denies that Miguel Cotto has been offered $15 million to face Sergio Martinez

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Top Rank CEO Bob Arum speaks on the latest with Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto, who appears to be mulling offers to either face former junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez or WBC middleweight king Sergio Martinez. Arum denies that Cotto was offered $15 million to face Martinez, however. Check out the interview for more

Miguel Diaz on Freddie Roach’s work with Miguel Cotto and Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

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Chris Robinson catches up with respected cut man and trainer Miguel Diaz, as he shares his thoughts on the return of Miguel Cotto this past weekend, as he stopped Delvin Rodriguez on HBO’s airwaves, as well as the Tim Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez matchup

Sampson Lewkowicz confirms that Sergio Martinez wants to face Miguel Cotto next

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Chris Robinson catches up with international advisor, promoter, and matchmaker Samspon Lewkowicz, as he speaks on the possibility of his fighter, lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, facing off with Miguel Cotto next year

Bob Arum: ‘After the way Miguel looked, I would doubt that Mayweather would be inclined to take that fight’

Miguel Cotto this past weekend in Orlando, Fl. dispatching Delvin Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

While at yesterday’s media brunch in Los Angeles advance of this weekend’s welterweight title clash between WBO champion Tim Bradley and Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum discussed the future options of Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

This past weekend in Orlando, Fl., Cotto returned to HBO’s airwaves with a scintillating stoppage over Delvin Rodriguez in the third round. Cotto was in rare form, as he ripped the Dominican’s body relentlessly while breaking him down with sharp, powerful blows.

After having two fights co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in 2012, Cotto returned to work with Top Rank, his original promoter dating back to his pro debut in 2001, for the Rodriguez match and it looks like a strong possibility that he will finish his career with the company.

Arum seemed extremely upbeat when discussing Cotto’s options, pointing towards a match with lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in particular as a fight worth making. Arum also discussed the possibility of a showdown with former junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Bob Arum opens up on Miguel Cotto’s future, his newfound bond with Freddie Roach, the allure of a Sergio Martinez fight, and more

Miguel Cotto on Saturday night prior to his victory over Delvin Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

Fresh off of a resounding 3rd round TKO over Delvin Rodriguez this past weekend, Puerto Rican star and former three-division titlist Miguel Cotto’s future looks bright as he enters the final stretch of his illustrious career.

A promotional free agent, Cotto worked with his original promoter Top Rank for the Rodriguez fight after seeing bouts against Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout in 2012 co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

One of the biggest stars in all of boxing, Cotto has the luxury of picking from the most enticing matches available and he certainly seems to have some serious options floating around.

I caught up with Top Rank CEO Bob Arum at Monday’s media brunch in Los Angeles in advance of this weekend’s Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez pay per view attraction and got his thoughts on Cotto’s choices moving forward.

Freddie Roach would love to see a rematch between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather

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More post-fight coverage after Miguel Cotto’s destructive 3rd round TKO over Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday night, Oct. 5, as his trainer Freddie Roach shares his thoughts on a possible rematch between Cotto and Floyd Mayweather.

Mikey Garcia feels that Miguel Cotto still has a lot left in his tank

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Chris Robinson catches up with former featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s) inside of the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy as he shares his thoughts on the return of Miguel Cotto this weekend on HBO and what his future could hold

Freddie Roach calls Mayweather ‘boring’; admits he has interest in Miguel Cotto facing Canelo

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Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach in Los Angeles right before his open media workout with his latest client, Miguel Cotto. Hear Roach share his thoughts on the Mayweather vs. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez fight, as well as his interest in Cotto facing off with Canelo at some point

Roger Mayweather breaks down a Saul Alvarez-Miguel Cotto matchup and reveals why Canelo has the edge

Miguel Cotto training in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon ahead of his HBO date with Delvin Rodriguez (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday afternoon, Puerto Rican star and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto held an open media workout with his trainer Freddie Roach inside of a newly-renovated gym right beneath the famed Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles.

A promotional free agent and one of the biggest attractions in the sport, Cotto is again working with his original promoter Top Rank ahead of his Oct. 5 date against former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez.

Cotto vs. Rodriguez isn’t looked at as the most enticing of matchups on paper, and that’s why much of the talk at the open workout seemed to center around Cotto’s options moving forward.

Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is coming off of a one-sided majority decision loss to Floyd Mayweather this past weekend in Las Vegas, yet he still remains one of the biggest names in the sport and could make for an attractive opponent for Cotto next year.

Roger Mayweather reveals why Saul Alvarez beats Miguel Cotto

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Chris Robinson catches up with trainer Roger Mayweather in Las Vegas, as she speaks on the possibility of a Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs. Miguel Cotto fight in 2014. Cotto and Alvarez both recently lost bouts to Roger’s nephew Floyd

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Todd duBoef on reuniting with Miguel Cotto, Top Rank’s big run of fights, Mayweather-Canelo, more

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Chris Robinson catches up with Top Rank presiden Todd duBoef inside of Freddie Roach’s new gym in Los Angeles, as he speaks on what it’s been like reuniting with Miguel Cotto, shares his view of Top Rank’s big run of fights coming up, discusses Floyd Mayweather’s performance vs. Saul Alvarez, and more

Freddie Roach says that Miguel Cotto reminds him of Manny Pacquiao because of his work ethic

Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach in Los Angeles, as he speaks on what it has been like training Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto ahead of his Oct. 5 date on HBO against Delvin Rodriguez

Richard Schaefer prefers for Canelo to fight Miguel Cotto or Alfredo Angulo instead of Carlos Molina

Chris Robinson catches up with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, as he reveals why he would prefer for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to bounce back against either Miguel Cotto or Alfredo Angulo in the future as opposed to facing newly-crowned IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina

‘K9′ Bundrage says Mayweather-Canelo is an even fight; claims that Miguel Cotto is ducking him

Cornelius ‘K9′ Bundrage speaks with HustleBoss.com’s Chris Robinson, as he speaks on Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul Alvarez, Miguel Cotto ducking him, and Ishe Smith vs. Carlos Molina

Al Bernstein says Canelo is wise for studying Mayweather’s fight with Cotto; believes Miguel laid out the blueprint on how to fight Floyd

Miguel Cotto had success attacking Floyd Mayweather in their May 2012 duel (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

If you are ever looking for a fair, objective opinion on anything related to the sport of boxing, Showtime analyst Al Bernstein will likely fill your void.

In a few weeks’ time, Bernstein will find himself sitting ringside inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez faces off with Floyd Mayweather, the man widely regarded as the sport’s premier fighter.

The opinions on Mayweather-Alvarez have been hot and heavy, with the general consensus being that Floyd’s experience and vast array of skills will be a little too much for his 23-year old foe.

When assessing the matchup, Bernstein actually foresees a difficult task on both sides of the fence.

“I think it’s going to be a very competitive fight, I really do,” Bernstein would tell me recently. “Part of the reason is that Canelo Alvarez is one of the biggest, strongest guys that Mayweather has fought.”

Saul Alvarez speaks on Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya’s success against Floyd Mayweather

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More coverage from Saul Alvarez’s media day in Big Bear, Calif. as he speaks to reporters regarding the success that Miguel Cotto and Oscar De La Hoya had in their repsecctive bouts against Floyd Mayweather. Alvarez faces off with Mayweather on Sept. 14 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a Showtime pay per view event

Rashad Holloway gives updates on Miguel Cotto’s camp at the Wild Card while eyeing his own return

Chris Robinson catches up with junior welterweight hopeful Rashad Holloway (12-2-2, 5 KO’s) inside of the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. as he speaks on the recent training of Miguel Cotto at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym.

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Freddie Roach on Pacquiao’s demeanor, letting go of Alex Ariza, and his early days training Miguel Cotto

Trainer Freddie Roach speaking in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: Chris Robinson – www.HustleBoss.com)

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By Chris Robinson

Over the past few weeks, trainer Freddie Roach was able to reconnect with his star fighter Manny Pacquiao during a seven-city international press tour ahead of the Filipino icon’s forthcoming clash with Brandon Rios.

Roach was ringside inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this past December when Pacquiao was knocked out in brutal fashion from a picturesque right hand delivered by Juan Manuel Marquez in the sixth round of their welterweight encounter.

So chilling was Pacquiao’s knockout loss, that everyone seems to be wondering how the 34-year old will recover.

We will find out when Pacquiao faces Rios in Macau, China on Nov. 23 and Roach insists he still sees the Manny of old when around his fighter and friend.

“Well, he’s still playing basketball,” Roach would quip when asked of Pacquiao’s recent demeanor. “He’s still pretty good at that. He’s a great guy, as always. I see no changes in Manny at all.”

Freddie Roach on his early days with Miguel Cotto and why Pacquiao’s camp is better without Ariza

Chris Robinson catches up with Five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach in Beverly Hills, Calif. at the final Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios press conference before their Nov. 23 fight. Hear what Freddie had to say about reconnecting with Pacquiao, his thoughts on why the camp is better with Alex Ariza and what it’s been like working with Miguel Cotto

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Beind the scenes during Mayweather-Guerrero w/50 Cent, De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, and others

Behind the scenes action during Mayweather vs. Guerrero fight week in Las Vegas with Floyd Mayweather Sr., Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, 50 Cent, Abner Mares, and others