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Cotto vs. Chavez Will Not Happen in 2011, Says Arum

By Lem Satterfield

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, advised BoxingScene.com that he will not go through with a rumored bout matching promotional stablemates WBA junior middleweight king Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs), who is 30, and newly-crowned, 25-year-old WBC middleeweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KOs).

Chavez is coming off of last weekend's unanimous decision that dethroned Sebastian Zbik (30-1, 10 KOs).

"Cotto is not going to fight Julio Cesar Chavez this year, because, again, Chavez is not ready," said Arum told BoxingScene.com. "Chavez is going to need some more developmental fights before he can get into the ring with somebody like Miguel Cotto."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mushahadeen on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=The Smash;10675823]43 have tried and 43 have failed.[/QUOTE] if steroidgio martinez wants 2 b #44 all he has 2 do is take the test. take the test Maravagina TAKE THE TEST!!!

Comment by jmasta on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=The Smash;10675823]43 have tried and 43 have failed.[/QUOTE] Sebastian Zbik Billy Lyell John Duddy Troy Rowland Jason LeHoullier Luciano Cuello Matt Vanda Giuseppe Loriga José Celaya Ray Sánchez Louis Brown Grover Wiley Anthony Shuler Raúl Muñoz Christian Solano Shad Howard…

Comment by The Smash on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=KTFO;10671579]Wow, I could probably speak for half the people on this site, but I'm speechless. Fightingest champion in history? What the f*ck is that supposed to mean? He just got handed a belt from the WBC, HBO and Bob Arum.…

Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 06-10-2011

Well I called this one. Makes sense considering how Jr's been handled, though. This fight has had every chance to prosper 2-3x over now, but I agree with Bobs assessment that Chavez isn't up to snuff just yet. Unfortunately since…

Comment by mex602 on 06-10-2011

[QUOTE=BoxeoBoriqua;10674313]dont waste your time. he doesnt even think there was the slightest chance that he cheated vs cotto. even though he got caught cheating right after that fight and then got destroyed.[/QUOTE] haha idiot......

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