Miguel Cotto is ready to defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title against the winner of the upcoming match between Gennady Golovkin and Marcos Antonio Rubio.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman recently spoke to World Boxing News and confirmed that the champion would have to defend his title against either Golovkin or Rubio next year.
“Miguel Cotto has an authorized major fight for May 2015, with the winner of that fighting against the winner of Golovkin versus Rubio,” Sulaiman said.
While it is still unclear who Cotto will fight in May 2015, the name that is receiving the most attention is Saul Alvarez. Most boxing insiders, however, think that Cotto will avoid big-name opponents until he gets Golovkin.
Golovkin’s trainer, the outspoken Abel Sanchez, said in an August 22 interview with The Sweet Science that they expect to get an offer from Cotto’s camp once GGG wins against Rubio in their scheduled showdown on Oct. 18 where the WBA and IBF middleweight titles will be at stake.
“You have to think Golovkin’s name will come up when Miguel begins opponent discussions, because Cotto is the so-called lineal middleweight champion,” Sanchez said. “And if not, Cotto needs to answer why not, at least make Golovkin an offer, maybe we can turn it down, or maybe not.”
Tags: Boxing, Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto
Source: Latin Post