"I will be back in the ring on Oct 5th on @hboboxing with @trboxing and @freddieroach in my corner," former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto informed fans on his offical Twitter page Saturday evening, revealing that he'll make his return to the ring on October 5 against an opponent yet to be named. While rumors had already surfaced that Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach would replace Cotto's previous trainer Pedro Diaz, the news that he would be reuniting with Top Rank and HBO for his next bout surprised many.
Cotto parted ways with Top Rank, who had promoted him for his entire career, back in 2011 when his contract expired shortly after his 10-th round stoppage of Antonio Margarito. Officially a free agent, Cotto teamed up with Golden Boy Promotions for his next two bouts, which resulted in decision losses to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout. Evidently, Cotto's reunion with Top Rank is a similar agreement, where he'll remain a free agent working with the company on a fight by fight basis. Although an opponent has yet to be determined, jr. middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez is currently under consideration and the even will reportedly take place in Florida at Marlins Stadium or the Amway Center.