By Lem Satterfield
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., for the moment, has a showdown with WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in his future. Chavez is going to face Alfonso Gomez on December 4 in California. According to Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, those plans could be altered based on the outcome of Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito, scheduled for November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Texas.
If Margarito wins, he has a choice of having a rematch with Pacquiao or Cotto. But even if Margarito loses, but looks good in the fight, Arum says a rematch with Cotto could happen in the first half of 2011. If a Cotto-Margarito rematch were to happen, Arum says Chavez could end up facing someone along the lines of a Yuri Foreman.
"The fight with Chavez and Cotto is what is on the drawing board for right now. But, if, for example, Margarito lost to Pacquiao, but looked very, very good in losing the fight, then, maybe, the fight to make is a Cotto-Margarito rematch. And then, you might have Chavez fight somebody like a Yuri Foreman. We'll have to get one fight at a time done. We have a lot of options in those weight classes," Arum said.
Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.