When Miguel Cotto beat Sergio Martinez in sensational fashion this past June, a lot of questions were asked. Will Cotto vacant the title since he is smaller than the majority of fighters at 160 pounds? Will he stay at the weight, and work his body into a full fledged middleweight? Is he going to fight the supposed most feared fighter at middleweight, Gennady Golovkin?
A showdown with Golovkin seems to be put on hold at the moment to be considered at a later date possibly. The question still remains, will Cotto stay a middleweight to defend his new WBC title? It looks like it and Andy Lee’s name has been thrown around as a strong possibility as an opponent for December. Lee, a guy who nobody should take as a easy fight, last fought on the same card where Cotto made history. He was losing a fight against John Jackson before throwing a vicious uppercut that put his opponent out cold. He gave Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hell for seven rounds before being knocked out. He was also in the works for a April 26th showdown against Gennady Golovkin, before Golovkin’s father passed away, cancelling the fight.
Another fighter who was first mentioned for Cotto is Tim Bradley. Bradley who campaigns at welterweight would have had to jump two weight classes, so the fight with Lee, who is a natural middleweight makes much more sense.
Tha Boxing Voice spoke to Lee’s promoter Lou Dibella, who commented on the fight.
Below is the interview: