Miguel Cotto speaks on why he turned down Manny Pacquiao Fight Offer

Miguel Cotto speaks on why he turned down Manny Pacquiao Fight Offer
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing (Oct 5, 2012)

Miguel Cotto
By Johnny Benz, Doghouse Boxing. Miguel Cotto takes on Austin Trout this coming December 1st.  Before Cotto accepted a fight with Austin, he was offered a fight by Bob Arum of Top Rank against Manny Pacquiao.  To everyone's shock, Cotto turned down the Pacquiao fight offer and went ahead with a fight of lesser value in Trout.  Until now, Cotto has remained largely silent on the matter, but recently he spoke out on matter with ESPN and clarified his side.  Cotto turned Pacquiao down over pride.

Speaking to Espn in regards to the offer made to fight Pacquiao and why he turned it down, Cotto stated: "The only offer Top Rank ever made us was the same money as in 2009. (Bob Arum) made the same offer he made 2009, and we found it kind of funny. That was the reason we decided not to face Pacquiao."

Cotto went on to add to his reasoning, stating: "And they also wanted me to go down to 150 lbs. and give him the same advantage that they gave Pacquiao in 2009, a catchweight."

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