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Cotto vs Margarito Close To Finalized, Says Bob Arum

By Lem Satterfield

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has advised BoxingScene.com that a deal is close to being finalized for a December 3 rematch between Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito. The fight will either take place in Las Vegas or New York's Madison Square Garden. Arum met with Margarito on Thursday in Los Angeles and finalized his portion of the deal. The veteran promoter expects to finalize Cotto's side of the deal next week.

In 2008, Margarito (38-7, 27KOs) handed Cotto (36-2, 29KOs) the first loss of his pro career with an eleven round stoppage the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"We met with Antonio Margarito yesterday and finalized his side of the deal to fight Miguel Cotto on Dec. 3 and I hope to finalize Cotto next week. It will either be in Las Vegas or at Madison Square Garden. I finalized Margarito yesterday, and Cotto, I'm pretty well finalized. I'll nail that down next week," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 06-26-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;10744460]Your black ass still here son? :rofl: You're twisting my logic moron. Shane passed tests BUT HE ADMITTED TO CHEATING. Get that thru your monkey brain. :rofl:[/QUOTE] Cannot unsee monster* I think that if you want to measure the…

Comment by mikemurni on 06-26-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10743406]Thats not what you said yesterday.....[/QUOTE] how do you equate being more popular to what I said is beyond me.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-25-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;10744152][B]Why should I forget Cotto for?[/B] The last time I saw Cotto's record get announced for a fight, his loss to Margarito came up. Look everywhere and you will still see that loss is on Cotto's record. I understand…

Comment by WESS on 06-25-2011

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;10744460]Your black ass still here son? :rofl: You're twisting my logic moron. Shane passed tests BUT HE ADMITTED TO CHEATING. Get that thru your monkey brain. :rofl:[/QUOTE] I'm black? What kind of Black dude has the name Wess? btw…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 06-25-2011

[QUOTE=WESS;10744456]Again by today's testing standards [B]any[/B] fighter could be cheating and based off your logic everyone is a hypocrite for being a fan of any boxer not giving blood. Yet Margarito is still a p*ssy bytch... now carry on....[/QUOTE] Your…

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