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Cotto vs. Chavez Could Be Next in July - If Julio Jr. Wins

By Salvador Rodriguez

According to Top Rank's president Todd DuBoef, if Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (44-0, 31KOs) retains his WBC middleweight title on February 4th, when he faces Marco Antonio Rubio in Texas, the next possible opponent is Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) of Puerto Rico - and that fight would place in the month of July in a city to be determined. 

Chavez's co-promoter, Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, believes Chavez-Cotto could land in Las Vegas - although New York, Dallas and Los Angeles are also possibilities.

"We believe that this fight is feasible. We have no doubt that both of them want the fight. This fight is a lot more interesting than a fight with [Chavez and ]Sergio Martinez," DuBoef said.

Salvador Rodriguez covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by chiguy91 on 01-12-2012

this was obvious. if chavez gets past rubio, it'd either be some decent MW name, cotto, or alvarez. hopefully rubio or cotto can take that belt away from him.

Comment by Da Boxer on 01-12-2012

[QUOTE=jesuswalks28;11658822]Why would you be done with Cotto? All he has done is fight the best! Sorry homie, but that make no sense! [B]Cotto, is even willing to fight Chavez, who will out-weigh himby at least 25 pounds on fight night!…

Comment by Da Boxer on 01-12-2012

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;11658297]Cotto doesnt destroy Chavez Jr. The kid is huge, taller and way heavier with a good chin and decent stamina!! Cotto could probably outbox him to a UD[/QUOTE] Agree. Miguel should be able to outbox him, but it could…

Comment by mic7899 on 01-12-2012

Chavez jr is a freakin disgcrae to the Chavez name !!! but oh will the name sells tickets ...... I hope Rubio knocks this punk out

Comment by lightsoutOhio on 01-12-2012

Julio JR just needs to hand over Martinez's WBC belt and go back home to wash daddy's nuts:fing26::sombrero:

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