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Arum Talks Cotto-Margarito Tour, Denies Catch-Weight

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has denied the circulated rumor that a catch-weight of 150-pounds has been proposed for the rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito, taking place on December 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Any talk of a catch-weight is "false," says Arum. The first press conference with the boxers will be held on September 19 in Puerto Rico. There will be additional tour stops in New York, Mexico and Los Angeles.

No decision has been made on the network to handle the pay-per-view distribution. Because of a written agreement for Cotto's March fight with Ricardo Mayorga, Showtime gets the right of first refusal. HBO, who officially secure the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy on Friday, will make a big proposal to get Cotto's rematch with Margarito.

"We'll start the tour on Monday after the fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Victor Ortiz. Puerto Rico will be the first stop and then we'll continue to New York and Mexico City before ending at Los Angeles. Undoubtedly, Showtime will roll up their sleeves to make a good proposal for the fight between Cotto and Margarito," Arum told Carlos Gonzalez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Explosions on 08-24-2011

[QUOTE=Yaowa;11033472]I read that it's on Sept. 19th.. Don't know the time & location yet. I'm definitely going!!![/QUOTE] Damnn!! Then I'll be there .. I leave for PR on the 15th. Cotto is my 2nd favorite fighter so it should be…

Comment by Yaowa on 08-24-2011

[QUOTE=Las Vegas;11033452]I'm going to PR in about a month so damn I hope I catch them over there. Does anyone know the exact location, date and time?? I would like to scream at Margs with other Puerto Ricans. :rofl: :rofl:[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Explosions on 08-24-2011

I'm going to PR in about a month so damn I hope I catch them over there. Does anyone know the exact location, date and time?? I would like to scream at Margs with other Puerto Ricans. :rofl: :rofl:

Comment by Yaowa on 08-24-2011

Anyone going to the press conference in Puerto Rico??

Comment by LaMigra on 08-07-2011

[QUOTE=lopez36;10957073]i don't know about that,the man is so done,shot...if this fight was at end of 2008 he beats him easily..but now,it's harder,the man is just slower and doesn't pressure like he used to,he's even slower now[/QUOTE] :bottle::bottle::bottle: If this was…

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