Manny Pacquiao Sets His Sights On Miguel Cotto
By Daniel Poland, Doghouse Boxing (June 16, 2009)  
Manny Pacquiao, the pound for pound king of boxing has given out the orders to promoter Bob Arum to get him a mega fight with WBO Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto.

Pacquiao was ringside for Cotto’s hard fought victory over Joshua Clottey and has immediately told Arum to make the fight happen. Has Pacquiao seen a weakness that he will be able to exploit? It was thought Pacquiao would hold out to fight the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Juan Manuel Marquez
fight on July 18th, but a Mayweather injury has postponed the fight till September and it looks as though The Pac Man doesn’t want to wait that long before making a decision.

Shouts for a fight with "Sugar" Shane Mosley have died down, so it does look as though it will be Cotto in the opposite corner. Pacquiao was scheduled to fight in October but November 14th is the proposed date.

After twelve hard rounds against Clottey where Cotto found himself with a nasty cut above the left eye, you would think a long deserved break would be in order but the Welterweight champion will once again find himself in the lion's den when he meets the Filipino sensation.

It is reported that Cotto’s Welterweight title will be on the line but the fight will be fought at a catchweight of 144-143 pounds. Bob Arum is hoping to close the deal on the fight this week.

The prospect of watching this mega fight is really making my heart race and what is more exciting is the prospect of the winner potentially fighting Floyd
Mayweather next year.

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