Advertisement
Advertisement

Chavez Jr. Could Get Margarito or Mundine if No Cotto

By Rick Reeno

An all-Mexican showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0-1, 31KOs) and Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27KOs)? The fight is possible, according to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum. First, several things would need to happen.

Chavez would have to get past his most dangerous test, Marco Antonio Rubio, on February 4th in San Antonio, Texas. Top Rank is interested in a July fight between Chavez and WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. But, if Cotto is selected for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao on June 9th - then Margarito is a possible opponent.

Another possible opponent for Chavez is Australian star Anthony Mundine (43-4, 35KOs), a former champion at 160, 168 and the current WBA interim-champion at 154. Mundine recently traveled to Las Vegas and sat down with Top Rank to discuss a future working relationship.

"If we can't do Cotto, we could do Antonio Margarito. That's a possibility. There is also Mundine, who brings a lot to the table with the Australian TV," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fvanesbeck on 01-18-2012

He's 1-3 post plaster and all 3 losses have been in world title bouts. Now he might be getting another shot for a title in a 3rd weight division??....that's disgraceful.

Comment by Tomasio on 01-17-2012

[B][I]Just like before, Chavesito DUCKING Martinez BIG TIME!!! & of course SCUMBAG Arum & his "IN HOUSE FIGHTS" is gonna do the Margacheato fight & of course PARASITE Sulaiman is gonna approve it to take care of his Mexican comrades...…

Comment by supRa on 01-17-2012

lol margarito....

Comment by flint on 01-17-2012

pacquiao has no intentions on fighting mayweather.period.the june 9th date speaks for itself.all that mayweather is obtion A junk is a lie. arum is using smaller fighters for chavez jr to continue to duck martinez.

Comment by Lords on 01-17-2012

I wouldnt mind seeing a Chavez jr. vs Margarita fight. If Margarita loses he should then retire. If he somehow wins, he could be in for a Martinez rematch.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (58)
Top Headlines Chavez Jr. Says Training Pact With Freddie Roach is Stronger Now Donnie Nietes Very Happy With Casimero's World Title Victory Photos/Weights: Miguel Vazquez vs. Erick Bone, More Avanesyan's Coach: Mosley Has Declined, We'll Take Advantage Hearn: I Told Loeffler, Eubank Will Sign For Golovkin Right Now Teddy Atlas: McGregor Needs 5 Years of Training For Mayweather Povetkin's Promoter: WBC's Investigation Will Take a Few Months Casimero: I Can Drop Chocolatito Just Like I Dropped Ruenroeng! Video: Shane Mosley vs. Cruiserweight Dimar Ortuz - Sparring Eddie Hearn Believes Ricky Burns is Still The Same Fighter Whyte Says Chisora Punked Out, Backed Down From Challenge WBC Prez Applauds Pacquiao For Turning Back on Olympic Offer Haye vs. Gjergjaj Peaked at 2.5 Million Viewers For Channel Dave Hearn: Everton Event Will Be Great For Community WBO Purse Bid Ordered for Glowacki vs. Usyk Jarrell Miller Rips Joshua, Fury, Luis Ortiz, Parker, Andy Ruiz Too Joel Diaz: Bradley Had No Game Plan, Looked Lost and Confused Eubank Jr: Golovkin is Slow, Easy To Hit - His Power Can't Beat Me! Makabu Confident: Tony Bellew Has NOTHING Special For Me Frank Warren Slams David Haye's Recent Win, Briggs Fight Micki Nielsen Vows To Win Entire 'Super 4' Tournament Fury's Coach: Parker is a Very Serious Test For Anthony Joshua Steven Lewis Aims To Make Statement on Echo Arena Card Radmir Akhmediyev, Pablo Cruz Get Big Wins in Houston Povetkin Not Backing Down: We'll Do Everything To Get Wilder! Anthony Ogogo - Sauerland, De La Hoya Expect Big Things Tyrone Nurse Says Willie Limond Will Never Make it To Ricky Burns Arum Praises Pacquiao For Rejecting Offer To Fight in Olympics Roach Backs Canelo: Golovkin The Best, But Brings NO Money! Donnie Nietes, Raul Garcia Make Weight - Melindo is Way Over Photos: Shane Mosley, David Avanesyan Putting in Work For Battle Demetrius Andrade Focused: My Time's Gonna Come Photos/Weights: Jarrell Miller vs. Nick Guivas, Dela Torre, More Roach Feels Chavez Jr. - If in Shape - Could Test Gennady Golovkin Errol Spence: Vargas Will Need KO or Beat Brook's Ass To Win in UK Daniel Jacobs-Sergio Mora Rematch on The Horizon? Lucian Bute Reacts To Failed Drug Test, Will Open His B-Sample Bob Arum Offers To Stage Trump vs. Sanders Debate on PPV Cohen Feels Jarrell Miller is The Best Young American Heavyweight Deontay Wilder-Chris Arreola in Play For Summer Showdown
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement