@WBCboxing president Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that the winner of Golovkin vs Rubio on 10/18 will be the WBC mandatory challenger for Miguel Cotto’s WBC middleweight title.
"We have decided that the fight between Golovkin and Rubio will be a unification, both are world champions and the council decided that it’s a title unification bout," said Sulaiman. "The winner of this fight would go against Cotto, who could make a [voluntary] defense [of his title] at the end of the year, which is still undetermined."
"It will be a great fight and it’s very good for the division which has excellent world champions. Rubio is our champion, he is a great fighter and he will face another very prominent world champion, which speaks volumes about the high level of this division."
I fully expect Cotto to vacate his WBC title and move forward with a Cotto vs Alvarez fight on 5 De Mayo weekend in 2015.
Freddie Roach discredits Gennady Golovkin as a possible opponent for Miguel Cotto: “We’re going on December 13th. We’ve got a couple of opponents we’re looking at but nothing has been decided,” Freddie Roach said to IFL TV. “As soon as Gabby gets down to 2 to 3 guys, he’ll give me a call. I know Triple-G has been calling him [Cotto] out, but he knows Triple-G brings nothing to the table because he has no pay-per-view audience. I think he’s marketed very bad by his promoters [K2 Promotions]. Well, no one knows him in America, and he’s only fought once on HBO, and I never seen him fight before the other night.”
Lou DiBella did the same thing for Sergio Martinez. Lou tried his best to discredit Golovkin as an excuse to keep him from fighting Martinez. It looks like neither @WBCboxing champion wants anything to do with #GGG.
Following his 9th round KO victory over Daniel Estrada, @OmarFigueroaJr says he’s moving up to 140: “I’m moving up. It’s just the weight. I feel that I’m going to be a million times stronger at 140. I’m way more comfortable there and I’ll have much better camps.”
"I didn’t feel as strong and explosive as I usually do [in this fight]. It’s just [making] 135, it takes too much out of me."
How would Omar Figueroa do against some of the best at 140: Danny Garcia, Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse, or Lamont Peterson?
Amir Khan claims that he was willing and ready to fight Manny Pacquiao and challenge him for his WBO Welterweight title. Khan claims that his team reached out to Pacquiao’s handlers and Top Rank’s Bob Arum about fighting Pacquiao in the fall, but never heard back from them. Instead of Khan, Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Jr Welterweight champion Chris Algieri in Macau, China on November 22nd.
“I said I wanted to fight Manny Pacquiao,” Khan said. “I offered him the fight to Pacquiao’s team recently and they didn’t take it. I got my team to speak to Bob Arum and we got nothing back, and they went with Algieri. Well, he’s not a nobody. You’ve got to respect him but he’s not a big name, and if Manny Pacquiao wanted to make big money in boxing he needs to fight big names.”
Featured on the four-fight pay-per-view telecast, fan favorite ➡️ Leo “Terremoto”
Santa Cruz will put his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship on the line in a 12-round championship bout against Mexican contender Manuel “Suavecito” Roman. ➡️ Plus Tijuana-Baja’s pride Miguel “Títere” Vazquez defends his IBF Lightweight World Championship against Mayweather Promotions’ rising star Mickey “The Spirit” Bey. ➡️ In the opening bout on pay per view, Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo returns to the ring against James De La Rosa in a 10-round bout.
Rounding out a sensational night of televised fights, SHOWTIME will present a live 10-round Jr. welterweight bout between John Molina Jr. and Humberto “La Zorrita”
Soto on “COUNTDOWN LIVE” (SHO, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT) immediately preceding the SHOWTIME PPV telecast.