Miguel Cotto embraces a friend after winning his WBC middleweight title by defeating Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden in New York June 7, 2014. Cotto defeated Martinez in the 9th round
Miguel Cotto is experiencing some sorts of boxing renaissance and essentially retired one of the most decorated Latino fighters in boxing history in Sergio Martinez with his impressive win in Manhattan. With his win over Rubio, Golovkin has already positioned himself as a mandatory fight and all is ironed out for a collision with the Puerto Rican. It also helps that there is some bad blood brewing after Golovkin called out Cotto after his win last summer over Daniel Geale. REUTERS

Canelo Alvarez of Mexico against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico on Cinco de Mayo weekend has yet to be finalised and there are rumours that Floyd Mayweather Jr. may instead fight Puerto Rican Cotto rather than Filipino Manny Pacquiao. The development is seen as a double blow for boxing fans who are demanding that Mayweather face Pacquiao and who wants to see the huge Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry match in 2015.

Mayweather and Pacquiao have recently indulged in word wars although both camps have publicly revealed that they are willing to fight each other on May 2, 2015 while the Alvarez vs. Cotto fight was announced as a probable fight although date and venue have not been revealed yet. According to Oscar De La Hoya, the head for Golden Boy promotions which handles the Canelo fights, they want the fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend if the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao won’t happen.

“The reality is that there is no agreement yet, none, for any fight. We are in talks, but to say that an agreement has been made is not true,” Cotto’s adviser Gaby Penagaricano said via thesportspress.com. “A fight with Mayweather has not been totally ruled out. We must see first what will happen with this fight [Mayweather vs. Pacquiao], but it [rematch with Mayweather] could be a possibility. It’s an interesting fight.”

De La Hoya posted on social media Twitter to show his dismay of the impasse between the Cotto-Canelo negotiations.

The fight that will continue the México vs Puerto Rico boxing rivalry. @caneloOficial vs @RealMiguelCotto #4theFans #pride #honor #5deMayo

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) December 28, 2014

@caneloOficial has conceded on all demands including moving from 50/50. the ball has been in @RealMiguelCotto court for more than 6 weeks. — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) December 28, 2014

Will Cotto get the date with Mayweather and spoil the probable bout between Mayweather and Pacquiao? Or will he agree to fight to Canelo Alvarez? To reach the author of this article, email j.gloria@ibtimes.com.au