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Mayweather moved up to fight Cotto, Will Pac?

Floyd Mayweather Jr Manny Pacquiao Miguel CottoBy Robert Elmore: The first time Manny Pacquaio and Miguel Cotto fought it was for the WBO title and it was at a catch weight of 145. Originally, Cotto was sticking to his guns saying the fight should take place at the full 147 pounds.

Since he won the title at 147, then Pacquiao should fight him at that weight. He added 145 is not a category. At the same time, he acknowledged that his strap could be taken from him if he did not comply with the catch weight.

On Tuesday July 8th 2009, Dr. Allan Recto conducted an interview with WBO president Francisco Valcarcel about the Pac/Cotto match and this what happened word for word. Dr. Recto asked what does Manny have to do to make the fight a championship fight? These were his exact words. “Manny has to write a letter of request. Then he talks to Bob Arum and Bob will inform me. Then we can push Cotto to do it. I will talk to Arum and he will tell him (Cotto) to do it”.

Judging by this Cotto had no choice but to take the fight. Cotto lost and many said it was the weight that caused the Puerto Rican to lose. Fast forward to today. Months before the Mayweather/Cotto fight, a rematch was talked about, but Pac insisted that Cotto come back down to 147 to make the fight happen. Cotto choose to fight Mayweather and the weight was the determining factor. Yes, it is true, that Miguel made 12 million fighting Pac in the first fight, but that was after pay per views came in. against Mayweather he got 8 million up front and with the pay per views he could make upward of 15 million plus.

This version of Cotto pushed Money May to the limit. Now the question is, will Pac move up to junior middle weight and fight Miguel? The forums have said Pac did it better, but it was with a catchweight. Mayweather moved up to fight a healthy Cotto and he did with 10 ounce gloves. Will Pac answer follow suit?

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