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Arum Wants Cotto-Sergio Next, Says Canelo a Free Agent

by David P. Greisman

Bob Arum of Top Rank spoke with BoxingScene’s David Greisman on Oct. 4 in Orlando, the day before the fight between Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez.

BoxingScene.com: While the fighters always say they’re not looking past their current opponent, what do you want to do with Miguel Cotto should he come out victorious against Delvin Rodriguez?

Arum: “Well, I think the best fight for him would be, if at 154 or something like that, against Sergio Martinez.”

BoxingScene.com: At 154? Or at middleweight? Either?

Arum: “Or at a catch-weight.”

BoxingScene.com: Why that?

Arum: “That would give Miguel the opportunity to win yet another world title.”

BoxingScene.com: And how do you think he fares against Sergio Martinez?

Arum: “I think he has a good shot. I think Sergio’s gone back a little, and I think Miguel is really terrific. And I think now that he’s with Freddie [Roach], you’ll see how good he really is.”

BoxingScene.com: How concerned had you been about Cotto after seeing his performances against Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout?

Arum: “I thought he did very well against Mayweather. The problem with the performances with Mayweather and Trout is his conditioning was wrong. He faded down the stretch. And I think with Freddie, he’ll be able to fight 12 real, straight-ahead, active rounds.”

BoxingScene.com: Is Cotto signed with you, or just working with you for this fight?

Arum: “Well, it’s a combination.”

BoxingScene.com: I ask because I know there was talk after Canelo Alvarez’s loss to Mayweather about him potentially facing Miguel Cotto. Would that be possible given Cotto’s relationship with you and your non-relationship with Golden Boy?

Arum: “What does Golden Boy have to do with it? Canelo’s contract is over with Golden Boy.” [BoxingScene has a response from Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer here.]

BoxingScene.com: How interested would you be in that fight instead of a Martinez fight?

Arum: “Well, I think Canelo would probably want another fight before he fought somebody like Cotto. So I think down the road that could be a big fight.”

BoxingScene.com: And you don’t anticipate Canelo re-signing with Golden Boy before then?

Arum: “Again, I have never talked to Canelo in my life. So what he does or doesn’t do is up to him. But right now, he’s a free agent.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingfan10 on 10-06-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13808806]Bob Arum of Top Rank spoke with BoxingScene’s David Greisman on Oct. 4 in Orlando, the day before the fight between Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez. BoxingScene.com: While the fighters always say they’re not looking past their current opponent, what…

Comment by jri9d0 on 10-05-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;13808829]I like cotto but he is only a name now. "154 or MW" Arum: or catchweight.[/QUOTE] A very sad truth to an ugly reality. I like cotto to, but let's call a spade a spade he's past it and is…

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 10-05-2013

[B][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Blue"]You are disrespecting Cotto a bit too much here. Last time I checked, Martinez isn't a hall of famer and Cotto is. Smh. Has Cotto EVER been stretched out? Exactly. Martinez is finished and damaged goods at this point.…

Comment by MDPopescu on 10-05-2013

Arum wants Cotto-Canelo as co-feature on a Zhou Shiming card, in Macau.

Comment by TheGoldenBoy on 10-05-2013

Arum is a delusional old fart. He says Canelo is a free agent, which Canelo, himself, said was false. Meanwhile, Cotto is the one who really is a free agent. Arum forgot to take his memory pills. ****in' sad.

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