Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Sergio Martinez's Promoter on Cotto Fight, Andy Lee, Zbik

By Rick Reeno

In the next two weeks, promoter Lou DiBella plans to sit down with WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, and adviser Sampson Lewkowicz, to finalize an opponent for a March date on HBO. The preference by Team Martinez is a catch-weight showdown with WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto. Martinez is willing to squeeze down to 155-pounds to defend his belt against Cotto in March.

The Puerto Rican champion is scheduled to meet with his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, on Saturday in Anaheim, California. Arum will present several scenarios for 2011, and Cotto will make his decision. There are reports coming out of Puerto Rico which indicate Cotto's interest in a fight with Martinez, but Top Rank is more interested in staging a rematch between Cotto and Antonio Margarito in June.

"Everything comes down to Cotto. If he wants the fight to happen, it's going to happen. If doesn't want the fight, it won't happen. He could fight Martinez in March and still fight Margarito. That fight will always be there because it's a grudge match," DiBella said to BoxingScene.com.

One of the Cotto alternatives being discussed is Andy Lee, who is trained by Emanuel Steward. Both DiBella and Steward like the fight.

"It's possible. That's a big fight in New York. If we put that fight in the Theater at Madison Square Garden, I think the fight would sell out in a few days," DiBella said.

And earlier this week, the WBC ordered Martinez to defend his title against unbeaten interim-champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany. DiBella and Zbik's promoter, Universum, have a few weeks to work out the details. A purse bid is scheduled for January 7 in Mexico City.

"I think if the right fight comes along, like a Cotto, we'll work something out with Zbik's people and the WBC. By the time of the purse bid, we should know who we're fighting in March," DiBella said.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by fightingfigs on 12-04-2010

[QUOTE=slickrick9783;9718212]Come on, Martinez was NOT outboxed by Cintron. Not only is Martinez a better pure boxer than Cotto, he's bigger, stronger, and FASTER than him also. No way Cotto can overcome that. And who has Cotto beaten that was bigger…

Comment by CharliesRecords on 12-03-2010

Andy Lee?...what do they want a dead paddy?...get cotto in there at least he has proven to be a warrior...

Comment by UglyPug on 12-03-2010

I don't think they think to say Cotto/Lee, because first off, why would Dibella want that fight to get made? lol, neither are his guys... and second, yeah stewart wouldn't want that fight because it is between basically his second…

Comment by mathed on 12-03-2010

[QUOTE=csko-2k1;9718100]Basically Martinez Was OUTBOXED by Cintron in a way,and Cotto is way better boxing than Cintron...I Have Cotto by U.D.Steward wants Lee to fight him cause he has Martinez figured out....But doesn't think Arum will let Cotto fight him,But I…

Comment by isbj on 12-03-2010

[QUOTE=csko-2k1;9718100]Basically Martinez Was OUTBOXED by Cintron in a way,and Cotto is way better boxing than Cintron...[/QUOTE] Cintron got KO'd by Martinez, but dumbass ref didn't know what he was doing! Cintron was pwned the whole fight!!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Joshua Believes He Will KO Klitschko, Hopes Ref Doesn't Stop It Izu Ugonoh is Unlike Any Polish Heavyweight You've Ever Seen De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor is a Disrespect To Boxing! Chavez Sr: The Bet Between My Son and Canelo is Now OFF! Bute: Alvarez Caught Me With a Good Punch, He Deserved To Win Should More Fighters Bet Their Purse? Saul Rodriguez: I'm Pretty Happy With My Performance Rodriguez KO's Narvaez: Antonio Vargas, Teofimo Lopez Win Canelo: Chavez Jr. Did Not Take Advantage of Being Chavez's Son Justin DeLoach KO's Pearson: Saul Rodriguez Survives Big Scare Photos: Canelo, Chavez Jr. - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles Eleider Alvarez Stops Lucian Bute in Five, Earns Stevenson Shot Kavaliauskas Will Return on Lomachenko vs. Sosa Card Deontay Wilder: Titles Aside - I'm The Man To Beat at Heavyweight! Thurman on Angel: Boxing Doesn't Have Time for That Clown Act Glazkov is Planning To Return To The Ring in The Summer Jay Harris Outpoints Essomba, Wins Commonwealth Gold Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Klara Svensson To Retain Belts Terence Crawford Could Fight Granados Next Instead of Felix Diaz Photos: Hurd-Harrison, Breazeale-Ugonoh - Official Weigh-In Photos: Deontay Wilder vs. Gerald Washington - Official Weigh-In Harley Benn, Son Of Nigel, Wins His Pro Debut At York Hall De La Hoya: Canelo Fight is There - Golovkin Has To Accept Deal! Wilder Weighs in at 222 Pounds; Washington Weighs 239 Mairis Briedis vs. Marco Huck Lands on BoxNation Luis Ortiz vs. Dillian Whyte Could Be Possible, Says Eddie Hearn Dylan Price Inks Pact With Mayweather Promotions Gerald Washington: I Definitely Won My Fight Against Mansour! Frank Warren: Hughie Fury Has Signed Joseph Parker Deal Photos: Gavin McDonnell, Rey Vargas Ready For Title Battle Canelo Certain That His Right Thumb Injury No Longer An Issue Martin Murray vs. Gabriel Rosado Set, April 22 In Liverpool Wilder Anxious To Test Repaired Right Hand on 'A Human Skull' Chavez Still Wants To Fight Golovkin; 'I Think I Can Beat Him' Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Get Opponents For April 22 Simmons Replaces Matty Askin In British Title Clash vs. Kennedy Jose Arellano, Colorado Amateur Star, is Set For Pro Debut De La Hoya: Spence Will Destroy Brook - I'd Love To Promote Him Chisora vs. Helenius Rematch Looking Likely, Says Trainer Chavez Jr: If Canelo Felt He Could Win - He Would've Fought GGG
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement