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 Last update:  8/20/2014       Read more by Osiris Mendez Cruz         
   
Sulaiman: Golovkin-Rubio Winner in Line For Cotto
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by Osiris Mendez Cruz, notifight.com

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that Marco Antonio Rubio's WBC interim-middleweight title will be at stake when he faces on WBA/IBO champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs) on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Rubio (59-6-1, 51KOs) is the mandatory challenger to full champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs), who captured the belt in June with ten round TKO win over Sergio Martinez. Sulaiman says the winner of Golovkin-Rubio would become the mandatory for Cotto.

"We have decided that the fight between Golovkin and Rubio will be a unification, both are world champions and the council decided that it's a title unification bout," said Sulaiman. "The winner of this fight would go against Cotto, who could make a [voluntary] defense [of his title] at the end of the year, which is still undetermined."

"It will be a great fight and it's very good for the division which has excellent world champions. Rubio is our champion, he is a great fighter and he will face another very prominent world champion, which speaks volumes about the high level of this division."

Tags: Miguel Cotto , Marco Antonio Rubio , Gennady Golovkin , Golovkin-Rubio , Golovkin vs. Rubio


 

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comment by Eastcoast, on 08-21-2014
[QUOTE=nycsmooth]how can this b 4 an "inerim" title when Cotto is active & not injured, just like Jacobs, makes no sense but 4 the sanctioning body 2 get the fees...GGG mayb next year then it's a unification bout...it's a long way off...I doubt Cotto beats Alvarez, but Alvarez vs GGG is a good ...

comment by gmc_rfc_06, on 08-21-2014
Miguel won't fight GGG. There are more lucrative and winnable fights available to him.

comment by AntonTheMeh, on 08-21-2014
i'm guessing canelo vs cotto is next. canelo vs Gloveking could be pretty interesting.

comment by MrRolltide91, on 08-21-2014
I have to see it first

comment by Scott-Weiland, on 08-21-2014
[QUOTE=oc9979]Could Cotto make $10 millions vs GGG?[/QUOTE] No but he can make that against Canelo easily.Cotto should just drop the belt.

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