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 Last update:  5/30/2011       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez            &
Cotto Will Look Close at Chavez Jr: This is a Business
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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

Tags: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr , Miguel Cotto , Cotto-Chavez , Cotto vs Chavez

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comment by dnut17, on 05-30-2011
[QUOTE=fdotorres]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 punching bag with an iron chin. He did his best against guys that let hi...

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]I think Chavez is actually a little better than a prime Margs. 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 probably a natural WW. Im a big Cotto fan but this ain't as easy as it...

comment by fdotorres, on 05-30-2011
[QUOTE=juandabomb]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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