Ranking Miguel Cotto's Best Option for Next Fight After TKO vs. Sergio Martinez

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Ranking Miguel Cotto's Best Option for Next Fight After TKO vs. Sergio Martinez
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Well, that was easy.

And with as dominant a performance as he displayed on Saturday against a middleweight champion who had not lost a fight in four-and-a-half years, suddenly the sky once again seems the limit for Miguel Cotto.

Yes, the very same Cotto who lost a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2012 and then followed it up seven months later with an even more one-sided verdict against Austin Trout that seemed to signal the end of the Puerto Rican's days in legitimate title conversation.

Four knockdowns and a punishment-induced corner stoppage of Sergio Martinez have dramatically changed the tenor of the chatter surrounding the 33-year-old Cotto, who became the first Puerto Rican to win belts in four weight classes140, 147, 154 and 160 pounds. He's also the first fighter to win championships at both ends of that spectrum, 140 and 160, since Oscar De La Hoya did it in 2004.

The post-fight talk at Madison Square Garden, where Cotto is now 8-1, revolved around what could be next for a man who put on what he labeled as his best performance in 43 fights.

"This is the biggest achievement of my professional career," he said.

Click through to see our list of potential opponents going forward and feel free to drop in some comments of your own.

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