Bout with Torres prelude to bigger fights for Cotto?

Miguel Cotto faces Ricardo Torres Saturday in a duel of unbeaten junior welterweights. But Cotto's camp hopes this is just a step toward 2006 showdowns with Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather.

Originally Published: September 22, 2005
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

If promoter Bob Arum has his way, 2006 will be a huge year for his rising star, junior welterweight titlist Miguel Cotto.

He fights in a hot division and Arum gets excited talking about potential matches for Cotto. "Although we're not, and Miguel certainly isn't, taking lightly the fight [Saturday] and possibly another fight in December, the year 2006 is going to be big, big, big for Miguel," Arum said.

"We're looking for guys like Ricky Hatton and 'Pretty Boy' Floyd Mayweather. ...

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