Quintana: I Want Canelo, Nobody Has Called My Team
By Ryan Burton
BoxingScene.com recently spoke to junior middleweight contender Carlos Quintana. Like many other fighters in his division, "El Indio" has been patiently waiting to find out who is going to win the "Canelo Alvarez Sweepstakes".
Alvarez has seen three opponents fall out of his September 15th return date for a variety of reasons. The Showtime televised fight will go head to head against HBO's pay-per-view show headlined by the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. versus Sergio Martinez middleweight clash.
IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius "K9" Bundrage, WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout and Quintana are among the names being mentioned as possible opponents for the WBC champion Alvarez.
BoxingScene spoke to Quintana earlier this evening and he asked me who the frontrunner is to land the fight. He said that no one has contacted his team about the fight.
"No one has called my team. I haven't heard anything about the fight. I just know what I read or what people tell me they have heard," revealed Quintana.
The former welterweight champion burst back onto the scene with his May 5th knockout win over Deandre Latimore. In an interview with BoxingScene after the fight, Quintana said that he wanted a fight with Alvarez and he reiterated those sentiments today.
"I want to fight Canelo. He is a good fighter and we would put on a good show for the fans. [promoter Lou] DiBella knows I want the fight. Hopefully it happens," Quintana stated.
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Q got tore up by Berto so how's he, & K9 handle alvarez??They don't...both would b gone b4 8...Comment by Bushbaby on 07-03-2012
You're a good guy Quintana. But for boxing's sake I hope you don't ever recieve the call. Anyway I believe it's gonna ether be Quintana or Joan Guzman next in line for ginger.Comment by Merciless1 on 07-03-2012
I thought I heard him calling Canelo out after that Latimore fight. Wasn't this dude gone for like 2 years? One fight & now you deserve a shot? Can't blame you for trying.Comment by SIORPO on 07-03-2012
:wank:Canelo must fight the best at 154 o go back to Mexico put a skirt on , SOME high heels and sale tamales in the corner HAHAHA :wank:Comment by Virgil Caine on 07-03-2012
[QUOTE=hougigo;12299888][/QUOTE] At this stage in Bundrage's career, I find the comments understandable.Post a Comment/View More User Comments (18)