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Bob Arum: Cotto vs. Martinez Discussions Continue

By Miguel Rivera

There is no deal yet, but Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum says the negotiations are ongoing for a middleweight fight between WBC champion Sergio Martinez and former three division king Miguel Cotto. The target date is June 7th, with Cotto reportedly leaning in the direction of New York's Madison Square Garden for the venue.

Top Rank President Todd duBoef is handling the negotiations with Cotto's legal adviser Gaby Peñagarícano.

Cotto's next opponent is not clear. There is also a $10 million dollar deal on the table for Cotto to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on March 8th.

"[When we met in Macau] we talked about a lot of things besides boxing. The negotiations for Miguel's next fight are being handling by Todd and I prefer to stay out. I know they have had several conversations about it and [those discussions] will continue in the coming days," Arum told Carlos Gonzalez.

"[A fight with Martinez] would be the best thing for Michael. He would have the opportunity to win a world title in the middleweight division and that is something that he really wants. I want to emphasize that I have not discussed the idea with Miguel. Todd is the one who has handled everything with Gabriel Peñagarícano."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rckdees on 12-03-2013

another fake internet tough guy speaks

Comment by mrlopez on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=rckdees;13990021]more cretinism from scumbag bob. last year he was saying cotto is a washed up has been, now they're having discussions about life? tfoh[/QUOTE] yet if cotto had a problem with bob, he wouldnt have let him and tr promote…

Comment by rckdees on 12-03-2013

more cretinism from scumbag bob. last year he was saying cotto is a washed up has been, now they're having discussions about life? tfoh

Comment by lfc19titles on 12-03-2013

good fight for cotto imo martinez lost his last fight for sure, he got a huge gift in his home country, age has caught up on him and injuries, he will be at around 70 percent for cotto

Comment by sbbigmike on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=Hyper Knuckles;13989822]what worries me isn't even Martinez' power and speed, Cotto has neutralized those traits in a fighter before. It's the conditioning. If we're talking about a consistently energetic guy who can miraculously gain a second wind in the championship…

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