Arum: Chavez-Cotto Could Be Next, Margarito Possible

By Ryan Burton

Staples Center, Los Angeles - Top Rank CEO Bob Arum revealed at the post fight press conference for newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez's title winning effort over Sebastian Zbik - that the "son of the legend will" most likely face WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto next.

He said that Antonio Margarito is another option for Chavez Jr. but that Margarito may take a tune up fight in Mexico first according to Arum.

When a reporter asked about a potential showdown with WBC Emeritus middleweight champion Sergio Martinez Arum quickly shot down the notion saying that Martinez has never been on pay per view.

"Miguel Cotto and Margarito are both proven pay per view draws. They both are good pay per view sellers. Martinez is a great fighter but has never been on a pay per view card. Advertisers won't get behind a Chavez-Martinez fight like they would with a Cotto or Margarito who are proven commodities," Arum said.

Another reporter told Arum that perhaps Martinez needed a promoter like Arum.
The Top Rank CEO fired a shot a Martinez's promoter Lou DiBella by saying - "No. What he needs is for his promoter to get off his ass and make him a pay per view attraction."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BMWM3P on 06-05-2011

[QUOTE=No Ceilings;10648953]Cotto has never looked good aginst extremely large guys who can press the action. Chavez will be 185-190 pounds of pure Mexican muscle. Hed beat the shyt out of Cotto. I dont like this fight for him.[/QUOTE] Other than…

Comment by freedom213 on 06-05-2011

[quote=No Ceilings;10648953]Cotto has never looked good aginst extremely large guys who can press the action. Chavez will be 185-190 pounds of pure Mexican muscle. Hed beat the shyt out of Cotto. I dont like this fight for him.[/quote] you seriously…

Comment by el malo on 06-05-2011

[QUOTE=killakali;10650368]They should do cotto-marg 2 and chavez-cintron. Then winners fight.[/QUOTE] Sounds good but cintron ko's chavez jr. Cotto and cheato ko chavez jr too.

Comment by killakali on 06-05-2011

[QUOTE=mushahadeen;10649350]i really like cotto and don't want 2 c him become #44. i am praying, along w/ cotto's family, that margarito's eye heals in time.[/QUOTE] They should do cotto-marg 2 and chavez-cintron. Then winners fight.

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 06-05-2011

Based on what would COTTO vs PACQUIAO "POINTLESS"? Sometimes it comes down to who is in your corner. COTTO's balance and defense has improved a lot under the toolage of STEWARD. In my opinion, he wins the rematch. He was…

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