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Cotto vs. Martinez Bout Eyed For PR Day Parade Weekend

By Mike Coppinger

LOS ANGELES -- Miguel Cotto returned Saturday with a demolition job on Delvin Rodriguez. He looked great under the tutelage of Freddie Roach, which pique the interest of observers in a big fight for Cotto in 2014.

One fight that was mentioned as a possibility for Cotto, according to BoxingScene.com's David Greisman, is a match with middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

At Monday's media brunch to promoter Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed BoxingScene.com that a potential Martinez-Cotto bout could take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. -- the home of the New York Jets and New York Giants.

"That's where we would want to do it. At MetLife Stadium, it would be big for 30 or 40,000 people," Arum told BoxingScene.com. "On the Saturday before the Sunday of the Puerto Rican (Day) Parade."

"We're going to sit with Miguel and talk to him about future fights," Arum added. "Miguel is coming in to Vegas for the Marquez-Bradley fight."

The Saturday before the Sunday of the Puerto Rican Day Parade would place a proposed Martinez-Cotto fight on June 7, 2014. Cotto is no stranger to fighting on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in the New York area. He's done it fives times, including bouts against Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi and Joshua Clottey.

Arum said that Top Rank president Todd duBoef's relationship with Giants chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch would make a deal for the fight at MetLife Stadium easy to make.

"Todd duBuoef is very, very close with Steve Tisch," Arum said. "They're very close friends."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 10-10-2013

This is money fight. Case closed.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 10-10-2013

[QUOTE=PBP;13825176]I still don't think its the same thing. This fight isn't going to draw 30-40,000 people because Cotto beat Delvin Rodriguez. It is going to draw that because of the reputation he's built in the sport of boxing by taking…

Comment by Da Boxer on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=Basco;13825297]He is fighting another 160 pounder....and better at that![/QUOTE] You mean that Canelo is fighting another inflated 140lb? Yes, he is very good at that!

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=PBP;13825284]On the subject of deserving shots I said A deserving fighter should get a shot not THE most or all. You can't fight everybody at once. Cotto qualifies, Khan doesn't, IMO. Now I'm going to fall back and give you…

Comment by Basco on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden;13820061]Cotto should be looking at fighting Canelo Alvarez.[/QUOTE] He is fighting another 160 pounder....and better at that!

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