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Bob Arum, the top rank promoter, and coach Freddie Roach – both of them wish to have Miguel Cotto to confront WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez for the WBC hundred and sixty lb. strap in his upcoming battle following his third round TKO victory previous Saturday evening of Delvin Rodriguez in Orlando in Florida. A victory over Sergio Martinez would offer Miguel Cotto a forth world division belt.
Freddie Roach and Bob Arum think that Miguel Cotto has the attainments to be productive in moving up in weight. Still, Martinez is recovering from a knee and hand injury, and he would not be available to battle in the ring till next year sometime counting on how well he takes care his knee.
According to reports, while speaking to a leading sports news channel, Arum said that he thinks that fighting Martinez would be a natural advancement. That must be an aim to battle for middleweight championship. He added that it would be a good accomplishment and it would mean a whole lot of money for Cotto.
Gennady Golovkin, the WBA middleweight champ, was not mentioned by Freddie Roach and Bob Arum for Miguel Cotto, and more than that it was not very surprising. It is not a battle that Miguel would make a big amount of money with as Golovkin is not as quite well known as Sergio is. It is also much a battle that Cotto would have no scope of winning as of Golovkin’s huge skills and power.
It seems that the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC‘s interim Bantamweight Championship holder Renan Barao has defended his belt for the last time.
According to the Brazilian who has been the flag bearer in the 135 lbs division in the absence of lineal champion Dominick Cruz, he has been informed by Dana White, the president of the UFC that he will not be defending the interim belt when he returns to the UFC Octagon in early 2014. In his last match, Barao defeated Eddie Wineland at UFC 165 and in the Brazilian’s own words; White told him that he will not be defending that particular belt anymore.