Re: If Cotto loses by decision: What next?
Possibily the loser of Lara/Martiosyan II. He likely won't be in a championship bout assuming this is a clear decision for Trout. He won't get a bottom tear oppoent either.
I can see him being matched with the likes of James Kirkland, Carlos Molina, Gabriel Rosado Alfredo Angulo or Keith Thurman. Each is a pototional future star who would get a boast if they were to beat Cotto, and for Cotto a young up and commer to put him back into the championship picture.