Chavez vs Cotto on October 1 or October 8, Says Arum

By Jose Luis Camarillo,

According to Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, a potential Mexico vs. Puerto Rico pay-per-view  grudge fight, between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Miguel Cotto, would take place on either October 1 or October 8, with Las Vegas as the likely location. On Saturday in Los Angeles, Chavez captured the WBC middleweight title with a twelve round decision over Sebastian Zbik. Cotto is the current 154-pound champion of the WBA. No information was specified on whether Cotto will go up to the full middleweight limit.

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. said his son would have to train even harder for such a contest. He doesn't believe Cotto is on the slide and expects a very tough challenge for Julio Jr.

"[Julio] will have to work even harder for that commitment. Everybody knows that Cotto has improved greatly and the last thing we want to do is go in there being overconfident," Chavez Sr. said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by UglyPug on 06-06-2011

[QUOTE=paulf;10652013]Si Senor. Remember, Arum thought he was throwing Cotto to the wolves and building a star in Forman. :rofl: However; I thought the Margarito rematch was back on? Regardless If Cotto wins or loses to Chavez, i'm sure we'll be…

Comment by kiaba360 on 06-06-2011

[QUOTE=Assteroid Field;10651472]I hope Cotto puts his foot down and forces a 156 catchweight. Time to return the favor.[/QUOTE] or something in the contract that says Jr. can't rehydrate past a certain weight. How you rehydrate 20 pounds? that's ****ing ridiculous.…

Comment by STRUGG on 06-06-2011

if cotto beats chavez.............i expect no excuse whatsoever....................

Comment by martin_1995 on 06-06-2011

This will be a ppv must see match. **** the "mujer maravilla", no one wants to see this *****. This is bussines and he ain't nobody yet. Cotto vs Chaves is the best fight in the air right now. [email][email protected][/email]

Comment by mushahadeen on 06-06-2011

[QUOTE=MANIAC310;10652052]I guess JR vs Martinez is officially not happening yet..[/QUOTE] after round 11 sergio got on the first bicycle the hell out of town.

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