Saturday, December 17, 2011

Throwing The Punches

Bob Arum has been out of the office the past week trending to WBC convention developments. He will announce the upcoming Top Rank schedule Wednesday with plans for Manny Pacquiao, but not for Cotto,. Sources are saying, Cotto, at home enjoying the holidays in Puerto Rico, has still not re-signed his contract with Top Rank.

All of this leads to more speculation about Cotto, that he will go on his own and make the fight, the famous May 5, 2012 date that is supposed to be the next fight for Floyd Mayweather Jr. Cotto at the moment does not want anything to do with boxing and his plans. He is resting and enjoying the redemption win over Antonio Margarito, and numerous people close to Cotto have said, he has watched the fight more than one time since returning home…

Victor Ortiz won’t have much time to relax after the holidays as he goes into training for his next fight, a return bout with Andre Berto, February 11th from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas to be televised on Showtime. It is one of the first of many prominent fights that the network will have in 2012, with Golden Boy playing a major role.

Said Ortiz, “The first fight with Berto was drama, and our next will be just as good, and I will not disappoint as I truly believe the championship belongs to me.” Of course in September, it was Mayweather who took the WBC welterweight title from Ortiz. HBO did not get the fight. Ortiz is another fighter from the Golden Boy stable…

Come on Mike Tyson, what are you saying? A few days ago, Iron Mike was advocating a showcase of heavyweights 40 years or older… Top Rank is also knocking down reports that Juan Manuel Lopez will get a March or April date with Yurioris Gamboa at 127. Lopez has not been in the gym, home in Puerto Rico and dealing with personal issues.

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