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Cotto Will Look Close at Chavez Jr: This is a Business

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto will look real close at this coming Saturday's middleweight clash between WBC champion Sebastian Zbik and mandatory challenger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Cotto will be sitting ringside at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Chavez and Antonio Margarito are the two frontrunners to face Cotto in the fall. Margarito, who recently underwent eye surgery to correct an injury from last November's defeat to Manny Pacquiao, believes he will be ready to fight Cotto by the fall.

In facing Margarito in rematch, Cotto gets a chance to avenge a 2008 eleven round TKO loss. With Chavez, Cotto gets the opportunity to become the first Puerto Rican in boxing history to win four world titles in four weight divisions. Cotto has won gold at 140, 147 and 154.

"This is a business. I think Chavez is a good fighter. It would be a good fight, and being able to win a fourth title would be an added incentive. We are going to watch his fight and after that we'll sit down with [Top Rank] and see what makes the most sense for my career," Cotto told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dnut17 on 05-30-2011

[QUOTE=fdotorres;10621995]you gotta be kidding me :rofl:[/QUOTE] I just never saw Margarito as a very good fighter. The reason he fought at 147 so long is he didn't have enough pop to go up against guys his own size(154-160) he's a…

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 05-30-2011

Idon't care if he fights him or not i just want jr to finally fight a meaningful oppoent and show if he is really just living off his name or not

Comment by fdotorres on 05-30-2011

[QUOTE=dnut17;10621230][B]I think Chavez is actually a little better than a prime Margs.[/B] Which isn't saying much cuz I've never thought much of Margs, but Chavez size and left hook will make it tough on cotto. Let's not forget cotto is…

Comment by fdotorres on 05-30-2011

[QUOTE=juandabomb;10620745]then he should fight a guy named sergio Martinez[/QUOTE] what belt does sergio have at 154?

Comment by mushahadeen on 05-30-2011

i like cotto. i don't want 2 c JR Duddy him.

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