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Marco A. Rubio: I Demand My Right To Face Miguel Cotto

By Salvador Rodriguez

Mexico's Marco Antonio Rubio makes it clear that he's not trying to chase down a big name opportunity, he just wants to secure his earned right to fight for the World Boxing Council middleweight title, which is currently owned by Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. Rubio was the mandatory challenger for Sergio Martinez, but the Argentine star sidestepped that fight to face Cotto in June. Cotto won by technical knockout.   

The WBC ordered the Cotto-Martinez winner to face Rubio in their first defense. Cotto is tentative to return in December and Rubio has not really been mentioned as a possible opponent for the date.

"I'm just being honest. What Cotto is looking for are two or three big fights, Mayweather, Pacquiao. He would risk a lot against me, I'm a natural middleweight and he knows that on the day of the fight there would be between 10 and 15 pounds of difference. It's his mandatory fight, I won the right to fight the champion and I demand my right. There should be only one champion and it should be Cotto or me," Rubio said.

"We've been quiet, waiting. I only read news. My promoter is trying, there have been talks with Cotto, and we'll see what's decided."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan_cov on 07-28-2014

Seems I am the only one who don't mind this and think it'd be an alright fight.

Comment by kombayn on 07-28-2014

Cotto would just vacate the title, then Rubio would have to fight Murray which would be an interesting fight or possibly the WBC would grant Sergio Martinez a chance at Rubio if Cotto vacates to fight Canelo.

Comment by AntonTheMeh on 07-26-2014

lol. rubio's been the number 1 contender since pavlik had that strap. that's hilarious.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=mathed;14797462]Cotto had better be in beast mode for this or he might be the one getting sent into retirement.[/QUOTE] I don't know why people in here saying it would be a walk in the park for Cotto, Rubio is another…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=Puya;14797377]Dammit all of you!!! I want to see Cotto - Canelo THIS YEAR!!!!! 2014[/QUOTE] Yes! This fight has marinated long enough. It should happen now, this year. Before something messes it up like when Trout beat Cotto.

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