Sulaiman: Golovkin-Rubio Winner in Line For Cotto
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."
[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14874976]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…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 firstComment by Scott. Weiland on 08-21-2014
[QUOTE=oc9979;14876063]Could Cotto make $10 millions vs GGG?[/QUOTE] No but he can make that against Canelo easily.Cotto should just drop the belt.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (70)