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The trainer for WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Abel Sanchez, is not too optimistic on the prospect of his charge taking on Miguel Cotto in a high-profile bout.

The big money bout for Cotto here is a fight with Canelo Alvarez which has been proposed for May. If Golovkin defeats the WBC interim champion Marco Antonio Rubio, he will became the mandatory challenger for Cotto.

Cotto will then have to defend against Golovkin or vacate his belt (supposedly)...

“I doubt Cotto will ever fight Golovkin, but if he does more power to him,” Sanchez said to “He has to fight us because that’s his obligation. He’s supposedly the middleweight champion; he holds the WBC title. But I doubt he’ll get in the ring with us. Time will tell. The advantage for us is if we beat Rubio, we become the mandatory for the winner of the Canelo vs. Cotto. That’s supposed to happen in May. If the winner doesn’t fight is then they’re stripped of the title, so that at least clears up a pathway to a WBC title and unification. If it’s not them then it’ll be somebody else.”

Most of the articles I read about Golovkin suggest that the big money names avoid him (Kevin Iole had a ridiculous article about Mayweather “avoiding” Golovkin.)

No one avoids big money. Golovkin is not big money...Yet. But I agree that Cotto will most likely not ever face GGG. What would be the point? He can face Canelo for a huge box office take and if the bout is even remotely could become a series.

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