Team Rubio To Wait on Cotto's Decision, Target Shot

By Salvador Rodriguez

Mexico's Marco Antonio Rubio (59-6-1, 51KOs) is hungry to get his shot at the WBC middleweight crown which is being held by Miguel Cotto, who captured the belt on June 7 with a tenth round TKO of Sergio Martinez.

Rubio is the mandatory challenger and the WBC's interim-champion at the weight. He also has an arbitration order that directs the World Boxing Council to order a fight with the current middleweight champ.

Prior to the Cotto-Martinez showdown, the WBC sanctioned the match to go forward with the agreement that Rubio will get the first crack at the winner.

Osvaldo Küchle, promoter of Rubio, is not looking too far ahead. He believes Cotto will move down to 154-pounds and does not expect him to stick around at middleweight.

"We, as the promoters of Rubio, will wait for Cotto. That is the fight we want. To date, we have not been told anything and we will not make any moves until we know what's going to happen with Cotto," Osvaldo Küchle stated.

"We doubt that Cotto will remain at middleweight. We believe that his best [weight is] junior middleweight and he also no problems to make that weight. But first we have to see what he decides to do and what will happen and then we'll see what we have to do."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 285Kid on 07-02-2014

Arum need to give Rubio $1 million dollars to fight Matt Korobov, that will get this problem out of the way

Comment by Da Boxer on 07-02-2014

El Veneno was Cotto's primary sparring partner for the Cheteao II fight. Cotto knows him well, and he saw that "boxer" styled King Cotto. Cotto via stoppage,

Comment by deanrw on 07-02-2014

Does Rubio have something on the Suliman family or something? He just will not go away LOL

Comment by Hougigo on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland;14720554]Did Nishioka fight whilst Emeritus ? This throws me all this nonsense,emeritus,diamond,gold.its all bs.however it plays out the WBC will be exceptionally eager to have their slice of Cotto vs Lara/Canelo,would Lara vs Cotto even be possible with the TP/GB…

Comment by Scott. Weiland on 07-02-2014

[QUOTE=Hougigo;14720530]WBc threw the dimaond in when he fought Cotto to get their hands in on it. I thought Sergio was too... Nishioka and Vitali were the most recent Emeritus champs I can think of[/QUOTE] Did Nishioka fight whilst Emeritus ?…

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