Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said that he got his marching orders from Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao to arrange a fight between him and Miguel Cotto.
“Manny told me what to do. Manny told me ‘Go ahead, make that fight.’ So it will go Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand here in Vegas,” Arum reportedly said.
Pacquiao sat ringside with Arum as Miguel Cotto retained his WBO welterweight crown by holding off Joshua Clottey on a split decision Saturday at the Madison Square Garden.
Meanwhile, the Puerto Rican champion is said to be enthusiastic with the prospect of a Pacquiao fight, Arum added.