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Maidana Might Be Open To Facing Cotto at 154-Pounds

By Miguel Rivera

Adviser Sebastian Contursi says former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana is open to the possibility of going up to 154-pounds if a big opportunity presents itself. One name they would consider is Miguel Cotto, who holds the WBC title at middleweight but is probably going to return to 154-pounds. Maidana was at one time being considered as a potential opponent for Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

"We will see next year what big fight can emerge. There are several big names who could face Chino if the weight is 147-pounds, but perhaps if there is a special opportunity, 154-pounds could be considered, for example, against someone like Miguel Cotto - but right now this is mere speculation," Contursi said to ESPN Deportes.

After taking part in back to back fights with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, Maidana is taking a break until next year.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 10-30-2014

[QUOTE=BrushMyHair;15061075]Two guys I don't like. This is probably the only time I would root for Cotto. I would probably root for Cotto vs Khan.[/QUOTE] what is there not to like about cotto?

Comment by Build That Wall on 10-30-2014

Two guys I don't like. This is probably the only time I would root for Cotto. I would probably root for Cotto vs Khan.

Comment by puga on 10-29-2014

If cotto forces maidana to wear pillows, he beats the sh1t out of maidana even without the help of a kenny bayless... Without the pillows cotto still wins but in a much harder fight.....

Comment by Cinci Champ on 10-29-2014

[QUOTE=lefthook2daliva;15059071]Yeah that's gotta' be a sore subject around the Broner house about now I would imagine. :lol1: Maybe Broner can learn a lesson. He's still young enough to make the most of his chances. Finally, while I wish Maidana well,…

Comment by Yogi007 on 10-29-2014

Interesting match up. I would put my money on Cotto though. He is the better all around fighter.

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