‘Cotto sitting on his 160lb title, Cotto-Golovkin needs to happen’



In my debut article for 8 Count News, I want to talk about lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and whether or not he's holding the middleweight title hostage. In my opinion, he is. This is not a knock on Cotto, but that's the truth he last fought in June of last year where he defeated then middleweight champ of the world Sergio Martinez. Going into that fight Cotto was a big underdog I predicted that Martinez would dominate the smaller Cotto and stop him. Boy was I wrong! Maybe it was a sign of something special that was going to happen when Cotto came to the ring with no music or anything spectacular for a fight of this magnitude.

Cotto came out guns blazing completely shocking not only Sergio Martinez but the boxing world. He dropped Martinez three times in Round 1 and four times overall en route to a 10th round stoppage victory. Cotto isn't known for ducking anyone so it was a safe assumption to say he would be facing guys like Peter Quillin, Gennady Golovkin, and Canelo Alvarez. Fast forward almost a year later and a round of failed negotiations with the aforementioned Alvarez,

Cotto has yet to defend his title and now is stuck with limited options because the three other cash cows are tied up. Miguel Cotto has faced a who's who of top guys like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito, Zab Judah and Joshua Clottey. The list goes on and on. For him to all of sudden sit on his title is quite surprising and extremely disappointing. He’s undersized, sure, but that excuse isn't valid because once he decided to challenge for the 160 lb title, he was expected to do what he has always done and that's fight the best.

A potential showdown with Gennady Golovkin looms potentially for June in a fight that needs to happen!




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