Cash for Miguel Cotto, crash for Amir Khan

In September, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez generated the richest fight of all time.

Their likely next opponents took turns making the news in the last 24 hours.

Miguel Cotto was offered “in excess of $10 million” to become Alvarez’s opponent March 8, said Golden Boy Promotions Chief Executive Richard Schaefer.

Schaefer said he met with Cotto and his team Tuesday at Golden Boy offices in Los Angeles. The meeting was first reported by Yahoo Sports.

“We discussed what’s next,” Schaefer told The Times Wednesday. “Miguel seemed interested and said he’d get back to us.”

Cotto, 33, a former three-division world champion, rallied from unanimous-decision losses to Mayweather and Austin Trout in 2012 to defeat Delvin Rodriguez by third-round technical knockout Oct. 5 in Orlando, Fla.

The performance followed Cotto’s decision to hire Freddie Roach as his trainer.

Cotto was poised for a fight against former world light-middleweight champion Alvarez before losing to Trout last year.

Also Tuesday, former world junior welterweight champion Amir Khan, who is increasingly looking like he’ll be Mayweather’s opponent May 3 in Las Vegas, posted on Twitter and Instagram details of a traffic accident in Northern California that left him sore and caused him to miss training.

On Twitter, @AmirKingKhan posted Tuesday at 2:31 p.m. a picture of a man being handcuffed by a Hayward police car.

Khan is trained by Virgil Hunter in the Bay Area.

“We ok just shook up thank god for seat belts,” @AmirKingKhan tweeted.

On his Instagram account, Khan wrote, “Hit by a drunk driver on the way to the gym. Police are here and arrested the man. Back neck hurts. He hit us while we was parked full speed. No sparring or gym today. Virgil told me to rest."

A video showed a red compact car that a groggy looking Khan said hit his white vehicle.

“I just spoke to him, he’s fine and on his way to training,” Schaefer said of Khan on Wednesday afternoon.


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