Cotto-Marquez fight falls through

A potential fight between Miguel Cotto and Juan Manuel Marquez will not be happening this year, according to Cotto’s right-hand man Bryan Perez.

Both camps were thought to be close to finalizing the deal but they failed to agree the weight at which the two legends would fight.

“A fight with Juan Manuel Marquez is not happening, 100 percent for sure,” Perez told ESPN.

“Maybe we can make it later on, but it will not be Miguel’s fight this year.

“The Marquez fight was something Miguel wanted, but we couldn’t agree on the weight. They both wanted to fight each other. Miguel wanted 150, Juan Manuel Marquez wanted 147.

“Juan Manuel decided not to come up a couple of more pounds and we respect his decision about not coming up to 150. He’s a great fighter and a great champion. But 150 is where Miguel would feel comfortable going down to.”

Cotto, who has won world titles in four different weight divisions, is still planning to return to the ring in December but his opponent, for a fight which is set to take place in Florida, is still to be decided.

“We are working on Miguel’s next fight with our [promotional] partners at Roc Nation Sports,” Perez added.