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.