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Arum Stays Mum on Mayweather-Cotto, Eyes Rematch

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is not exactly pleased with the circulating rumors of a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto. Mayweather is looking for an opponent for his May 5th date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In a recent article on BoxingScene.com, Cotto's legal adviser Gaby Peñagaricano revealed Miguel's willingness to face Mayweather on May 5th. He also said Miguel was willing to reach a lucrative deal for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao on June 9th, also in Las Vegas.

Discussions have taken place for both fights, and Team Cotto are planning to resolve the issue of their next fight in the coming days. Cotto became a free agent after his Top Rank contract expired at the end of December.

There are no problems with making either fight. Cotto has a very good working relationship with Top Rank, and with Golden Boy Promotions, who work with Mayweather.

Arum is going to have a meeting with Cotto and Peñagaricano, possibly this week. He will present several options, among them are Pacquiao and WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

"We are nowhere near a final agreement for a rematch. I want to meet with Miguel and Gaby to explore several options and Pacquiao is one of them. If Chavez Jr. wins his fight on February 4 [against Marco Antonio Rubio], could be a possibility. Cotto wants to fight [Chavez]. He said it on more than one occasion," said Arum to Les Jiminez.

When Arum was advised of the increased rumors of a possible Mayweather-Cotto clash in May, he wouldn't say much on the topic, but he did say dealing with Mayweather "is a waste of time."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=PRking718;11700902]No Bueno! LOL. That was one of the dumbest suggestions for Cotto's next opponent I have ever heard. If the dude thinks he will lose, fine, [B]but he doesn't back down from a challenge. He welcomes it. With open arms[/B].[/QUOTE]…

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-23-2012

if Cotto goes w/FM @ 150 he loses by late TKO...gets hit 2 much & FM will lay bk & counter & pick him apart...

Comment by GRUSTLER on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=El C@cique@PR;11699630]If Cotto Martinez happend, we need to bet on that. [B]Martinez wont see the 12. Mo Fo is severly overrated[/B], he remains me of Hozumi Hazegawa a couple of years back. Everybody thought he was all that till he…

Comment by PRking718 on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=jeg77;11700514][B]Man even Flomos duck Cotto![/B]:nonono:[/QUOTE] No Bueno! LOL. That was one of the dumbest suggestions for Cotto's next opponent I have ever heard. If the dude thinks he will lose, fine, but he doesn't back down from a challenge. He…

Comment by PRking718 on 01-23-2012

[QUOTE=TheSurgeonMDMPH;11699792]No YOU have no clue! Every fighter takes the path of least resistance. Promoters promote. And managers manage. Fighters fight who they want. I'm not buying the BS of Arum manipulating things. If we all know it, then these fighters…

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