Steward Gives Approval On Cotto vs Chavez Battle

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Trainer Emanuel Steward has given his seal of approval on a potential fight between Miguel Cotto and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Steward, who trains Cotto and helped him win the WBA's 154-pound belt, doesn't see any problem with his boxer facing the much bigger Chavez.

This coming Saturday in Los Angeles, Chavez will challenge undefeated Sebastian Zbik for the WBC middleweight title. Chavez has to win the fight so Cotto can challenge him for the fourth championship of his career. Steward would still like to see Cotto avenge a 2009 TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao. Cotto will attend Chavez's fight to watch the action from ringside.

"I have problem with Miguel fighting Chavez Jr. It's something me and Miguel will have to discuss. I can't speak on behalf of Miguel, but I would love [for him] get another shot at Manny Pacquiao. That would be a dream," Steward told Carlos Gonzalez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hyper Knuckles on 05-24-2011

[QUOTE=MoneyMayP4P;10591319]man im tired of cotto fighting bums in his last few fights, screw chavez jr who has he beat. I wanna see Cotto fight ortiz at 147, or Paul Williams, Alvarez or Angulo at 154[/QUOTE] username tells all.

Comment by WarMaidana on 05-23-2011

man im tired of cotto fighting bums in his last few fights, screw chavez jr who has he beat. I wanna see Cotto fight ortiz at 147, or Paul Williams, Alvarez or Angulo at 154

Comment by Beater_of_ass on 05-23-2011

[QUOTE=Paclan;10588809]o.k so when is cotto planning on fighting any elite fighters..... or is he just done trying to prove himself as a boxer? he's worse than floyd now.[/QUOTE] Are you retarded, like legitimately? Cotto was supposed to fight Margarito but…

Comment by mushahadeen on 05-23-2011

as a fan of cotto i don't really want 2 c JR. retire cotto just like he retired Duddy. :[

Comment by ManOfVictory on 05-23-2011

Fukn Ricans dont have a right to speak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fkn losers! Jotto is done just like all of the Puerto's "elite" boxers. Cant believe Puertos are talking after Salido, Segura, and grampa Arce embarrased their "boxers" in their back yard.…

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