In the triangle that is Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, and Gennady Golovkin, all three fighters have taken care of business in spectacular fashion.
Canelo destroyed James Kirkland first, Triple G beat down a game Willie Monroe Jr., and finally this past weekend, Miguel Cotto stopped Daniel Geale in impressive fashion.
All three guys have proven to be draws in the scenario as well.
Canelo garnered a rating over 2.2 million viewers while drawing over 33,000 fans in Texas. Gennady garnered a 1.3 rating while selling over 12,000 tickets in Los Angeles. Cotto did 1.62 million viewers while drawing more than 12,000 in Brooklyn, New York.
Cotto is the man both Canelo and Golovkin want next. HBO’s Peter Nelson says Cotto will make that decision as to what’s best for his career between the two.
“Miguel Cotto has been calling his own shots for a while so as he said tonight, he’s going to take some time with his family and evaluate what’s next for him and fight the biggest fight to him,” Nelson told ThaBoxingVoice.com.
Cotto-Canelo is likely next and Nelson wants whatever fight Miguel chooses between Canelo and Golovkin needs to be next, no need for margination says the HBO executive.
“We at HBO like the fans are more for cooking then marinating,” stated Nelson. “We’ll see what’s available with fighters’ schedules and how they want to proceed with their career but obviously, the goal is to make biggest best fights available, that’s what we want, and that’s what the fans want.”
If Cotto-Canelo is next, Nelson has no favorite as to where it happens. He just wants to make it happen.
“I’m not selling any tickets. That’s up to the promoters and what’s best for their revenue and their business. For us, it’s just about the business of it coming together on the HBO side whether it’s a network fight or pay-per-view. From there the promoters decide on the venue, we don’t get involved with that.”