Advertisement
Advertisement

Rubio, As Promised, To Get Quillin-Guerrero Winner

By Miguel Rivera

BoxingScene.com reported a few weeks ago that former champion Marco Antonio Rubio (56-6-1, 49KOs) would receive the WBO's number one ranking at middleweight. Rubio's camp has confirmed that he indeed received the WBO's top position at 160, with former champion Dmitry Pirog getting the number two spot.

In February, he challenged Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC middleweight crown and lost a twelve round decision. He returned to the ring three more times in 2012 and won all three fights by knockout.

At the moment the WBO champion is undefeated Peter Quillin (28-0, 20KOs). He defends the title against Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19KOs) on February 9th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Rubio is now the first in line for the WBO middleweight crown and his team is already making plans to pursue the winner of February's match.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattleAxePurist on 01-20-2013

[QUOTE=ИATAS;12936655]lol damn it! Looks like GGG will need to fight someone else. Just don't do 168 pounds, please.[/QUOTE] This is the biggest fight for the division that doesn't include Sergio so it'll prolly happen just not immedialty maybe by years…

Comment by ИATAS on 01-20-2013

lol damn it! Looks like GGG will need to fight someone else. Just don't do 168 pounds, please.

Comment by BattleAxePurist on 01-20-2013

I guess Golovkin will have to wait.... for now GB will "build" a fight between these two first

Comment by Clegg on 01-14-2013

He'll probably fight Jermain Taylor after that. Rubio did nothing against Chavez, nothing against Pavlik, and is another carefully chosen opponent. Murray, Mundine, Soliman, Rosado, Guerrero, Rubio. These guys shouldn't be getting title shots and I'm not sure if any…

Comment by onechance87 on 01-14-2013

[QUOTE=chiguy91;12914847]although it isn't the best fight that can be made, it's an alright fight for kid chocolate. rubio's a good test for him. every round quillin didn't knock n'damn down, he lost. so we'll see how this one goes. obviously…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (16)
Top Headlines Mares: Don't Rule Out Possibility of Cuellar Getting Knocked Out! Deontay Wilder's Handlers Reach Out To Alexander Ustinov Kosei Tanaka Stops Rene Patilano in Six Rounds in Nagoya, Japan Video: Shane Mosley Jr. Reflects on Win, The Future, More Tony Bellew: I'll Face That Bitch David Haye on That Joker Channel! Denis Shafikov, Joel Diaz Jr. To See Action on June 11 in El Monte Tony Bellew Gets Off The Deck, Brutal KO of Makabu For WBC Belt Video: David Avanesyan, Trainer Talk Win Over Shane Mosley Stephen Smith, Sean Dodd, Scott Fitzgerald All Victorious Video: Roberto Duran on Mosley Defeat To Avanesyan David Avanesyan Will Be Ringside To Scout Thurman vs. Porter Callum Smith Stays on Course For Title Shot, Get TKO in Six Ricky Burns Ready For Revenge on Crawford, Broner Showdown Video: Shane Mosley Talks About Loss To David Avanesyan David Price Returns in Style With Quick Knockout Victory Holyfield Believes Anthony Joshua Could Break Marciano's Record Bellew vs. Makabu LIVE Results From Goodison Park Frank Warren Questions Hearn's Position on Joshua vs. Haye James DeGale's Coach Confident: Badou Jack is Tailor-Made For Us Hearn: Eubank is Bigger UK Fight For Golovkin Than Saunders Golovkin's Coach: Only GGG Fight Brings Mayweather 100 Million! Bellew: I'll Fight That Bitch David Haye, He's Degrading Boxing! Photos: Ricky Burns Makes History, Blasts Di Rocco For WBA Belt Bellew vs. Makabu: Sean Dodd Looks To Enter The World Scene Viktor Postol Motivated By Underdog Role Against Crawford Arum: If Mayweather Wants Pacquiao, Let Him Come To Manila Haumono Saw Flaws, Believes He Will Chin Check Joseph Parker Glowacki Hopes To Get Usyk To Poland, Then Wants Lebedev Avanesyan Ends Shane Mosley, Secures Thurman-Porter Shot Vazquez Outpoints Bone, Eyes Future Clash With Adrien Broner Gabe Rosado Not Looking Past Gutierrez To Chavez Jr. Showdown Shane Mosley Jr. Edges Roberto Young With Majority Nod Bermane Stiverne Eager To Step in, Face Deontay Wilder Jonas Sultan Retains His RP Championship With KO in Five Rounds Photos: Verdejo, Diaz Open Workouts Before HUGE Bronx Crowd Roach: Floyd Mayweather Asked Me To Train Conor McGregor Krzysztof Wlodarczyk Beats Down Kai Kurzawa For TKO Win Ricky Burns Becomes Three Division Champion, Stops Di Rocco in 8 Nurse Pounds on Limond For TKO Win, Retains British Title WADA To Meet With AIBA, Shocking Allegations Over Drug Testing
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement