Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arum Doubts Mayweather Would Fight Cotto Again

By Chris Robinson

While at yesterday’s media brunch in Los Angeles in advance of this weekend’s welterweight title clash between WBO champion Tim Bradley and Mexico City’s Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum discussed the future options of Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

This past weekend in Orlando, Fl., Cotto returned to HBO’s airwaves with a scintillating stoppage over Delvin Rodriguez in the third round. Cotto was in rare form, as he ripped the Dominican’s body relentlessly while breaking him down with sharp, powerful blows.

After having two fights co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in 2012, Cotto returned to work with Top Rank, his original promoter dating back to his pro debut in 2001, for the Rodriguez match and it looks like a strong possibility that he will finish his career with the company.

Arum seemed extremely upbeat when discussing Cotto’s options, pointing towards a match with lineal middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in particular as a fight worth making. Arum also discussed the possibility of a showdown with former junior middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

One high-profile opponent who Arum doesn’t look towards as a realistic option is Floyd Mayweather, the man regarded as the sport’s premiere talent.

Mayweather defeated Cotto in May of last year in an excellent fight, but one in which Floyd was able to dictate the pace of the action in several rounds despite a strong effort from Miguel.

And while the fight is still a lucrative option for Mayweather, who is looking towards at least four more fights to close out his career, Arum doesn’t think he will be interested given how explosive Cotto looked this past Saturday.

“Well, after the way Miguel looked, I would doubt very much that Mayweather would be inclined to take that fight with Miguel,” Arum stated brazenly.

Expect some follow up reports on Arum’s statements from the Mayweather camp later tonight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Verstyle on 10-10-2013

Yep because beating down Rodriguez puts fear in peoples hearts

Comment by johnm is... on 10-10-2013

[QUOTE=JoeMan;13822601]I don't think Mayfeather will have any excuse not to go for this fight. Cotto is a free agent. The money is there. Except he'll probably demand a catchweight this time around. If you're a real boxing fan, why wouldn't…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-10-2013

[QUOTE=animalfan10;13826434]What an idiotic post...JMM got absolutely routed by Floyd...Cotto on the other really gave Floyd a beating in a few rounds [B]and imo if his stamina didn't run out could maybe of won[/B]...A rematch would be justified. People are exaggerating…

Comment by A-Wolf on 10-10-2013

Cotto had his chance. He put up a great fight but not quite enough to warrant a rematch. Looking good against a C+ fighter on his return doesn't make any sort of case.

Comment by animalfan10 on 10-10-2013

[QUOTE=Djanxx;13824917]There is no reason for Floyd to fight Cotto, he will dominate with ease and he's already done that once, why do it again?[/QUOTE] The Floyd nuthuggers are delusional...Cotto gave a damn good fight and that was not a "domination"…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (113)
Top Headlines Rigondeaux Wants Lomachenko at 126, Worried He'll Go To 135 Omar Chavez Wants To Get His Hands on Antonio Margarito Roach: I Have Not Seen This Manny Pacquiao in Seven Years! Pacquiao: I've Never Been This Motivated, Fired Up For a Fight! Loeffler: Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-McGregor Both Will Do Well Lomachenko's Manager Dares Rigondeaux: Come Up To 130! Broner Trainer: Garcia Is 'No Marcos Maidana, No Shawn Porter' Light Heavy Holds, Burnett Enters at 118: BScene Ratings Update Buatsi Confident Joshua Will Guide Him Proper To a World Title Carlos Negron Drops Derric Rossy Twice, Stops Him in Four Anthony Fowler Eager To Improve Despite Second Win Manny Pacquiao: Horn is No Easy Fight, He's a Tough Opponent Hopkins Rips Mayweather: Shows a Lack of Respect For Boxing! Golovkin-Canelo and the Allure of Exclusivity Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement