This makes sense for both Pacquiao and Mayweather.
Cotto is the perfect opponent for both. He would be an underdog and he brings in the most money. I think Cotto is a very good fighter and he got his soul back by beating Margarito in a brilliant performance, but he isn’t a GREAT fighter.
Here is what his adviser had to say.
Miguel Cotto’s advisor, Gaby Penagaricano, confirmed that “general” discussions have taken place with the camps of welterweight titleholders Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao regarding potential bouts against Cotto if Mayweather-Pacquiao does not come to fruition.
RingTV.com reported that WBA junior middleweight beltholder Cotto had agreed to terms, other than resolving a few minor details, that would allow for a rematch with WBO welterweight beltholder Pacquiao. An announcement could come as early as Monday.
But Penagaricano said there has been “nothing concrete yet” concerning a return bout with Pacquiao, which sources say could take place on June 9 in Las Vegas at either the Thomas & Mack Center or the MGM Grand.
I think Cotto has a better shot against Pacquiao than Mayweather.
If you are wondering why I haven’t mentioned a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight it is because I don’t think it is happening.