Cotto-Canelo: Hurry Up and Wait

By Robert Ecksel on August 6, 2015
Cotto-Canelo: Hurry Up and Wait
Boxing writers, who should know better, are doing their fair share of squirming as well.

That measured statement, no less than that measured tone, isn’t likely to soothe the slavering masses…

“Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s headline.”—Walter Winchell

The possibility of Miguel Cotto fighting Canelo Alvarez has fight fans squirming in their seats. But they’re not the only ones squirming. Boxing writers, who should know better, are doing their fair share of squirming as well, and it’s no more becoming than the gyrations of their readers.

In an attempt to set the record straight, a record which presently resembles nothing so much as a corkscrew, Michael Yormark, President & Chief of Branding and Strategy Roc Nation, having heard all the claims and counterclaims, having read all the breathless prose he could stomach, just released the following statement: 

“Contrary to other reports, Roc Nation Sports, Miguel Cotto Promotions along with Gaby Penagaricano are all on the same page regarding negotiations for Miguel’s next match up and have been working together to get the right deal. We are being diligent and ensuring that the contract being drawn up reflects the best possible position for Miguel and our team. And for that reason, we are not in a rush to make a premature announcement before that is achieved.”

That measured statement, no less than that measured tone, isn’t likely to soothe the slavering masses.

But at least it’s something you can bank on.

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  1. AKT 08:32am, 08/09/2015

    Cotto or Canelo? I really don’t know who to pick, but it’ll be one to watch. I hope Cotto does the business.

  2. Steve 07:09pm, 08/06/2015

    These Gangstas turned bidness men are turning boxing into a huge joke not unlike WWE, and the Puerto Rican contingent still refuse to acknowledge the divaness of a once great fighter.

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