Alvarez agrees on terms to fight Cotto
Milan Ordoņez on Dec 10, 2014 05:31 PM
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MANILA – The Canelo Alvarez camp has done their part to make the fight against Miguel Cotto happen.
In a report by Ring TV Online, the former WBC and WBA light middleweight champion has agreed on all mandated terms for the possible clash against reigning WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. The fight is being targeted for May 2nd of the coming year, for Mexican holiday weekend Cinco de Mayo.
Golden Boy Promotions head honcho Oscar De La Hoya, who will be closely working with Top Rank’s Bob Arum for this match-up, spoke on behalf of Alvarez.
“My side is done and dealt with. We have agreed,” De La Hoya said. “So now, I’m waiting on Bob to get their side done.”
Should the fight push through, it would be the first time for Golden Boy and Top Rank to be working together since the end of their “cold war” in May. Now that both boxing promotion giants are back to working side-by-side, De La Hoya believes that more possibilities have been opened up.
“Bob and I talked about the major issues that were a possible concern,” De La Hoya explained. “But after our conversation, we found out that this fight will get made relatively sooner than anticipated. So we’re getting closer.”
“I have no doubt in my mind that we will get Canelo-Cotto done for the May 2 of next year,” he adds.
As of this posting, Cotto has yet to receive the terms of the deal. And according to his promoter Bob Arum, things will just have to wait until it happens.
“Miguel has not been informed yet of various details of the negotiations, and everything is progressing favorably,” said the 83-year old veteran promoter. “But it has to take a little bit more time. We have to go through the process.”
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