Ricardo Mayorga Back Against Kassim Ouma in Early 2013?

According to recent rumors reported by FightHype, Ricardo Mayorga might be coming back to boxing against Kassim Ouma, possibly in February of 2013.

Both fighters coming off a loss are in need of a victory in order to pursue another fight with a more promising payday.

Mayorga of all things is probably one of the best trash talkers in recent boxing history. When he is at the podium, any press conference naturally turns into a full blown adult show. Screaming, cussing and using various offensive props, El Matador sells the fights better than the promoters.

I can only imagine what HBO’s 24/7 would look like if it involved Ricardo Mayorga…

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Opposing Reports: Is Canelo Facing Cotto Or Trout Next?

After his loss to Austin Trout, Miguel Cotto stated that he will indeed continue his boxing career, as he should.

Boxing forums were buzzing with the conversations and speculation of who Cotto should aim for nest. At this moment there are some two very opposing pieces of information, and of course we don’t know which one is to be trusted.

Gorodok Boxing reports Canelo’s coach Jose Reynoso stating the following:

“Cotto was an excellent candidate for a fight against Alvarez, but after his loss to Trout he is no longer an option. At this point in time Austin took his place as a nominee.”

Alvarez also agrees that Trout would make an excellent fight, saying:

“Trout is a strong fighter, left handed, and hasn’t suffered a loss yet. He has a very unusual style, and would be a great option for my May fight.”

While I do think that Trout is deserving of that challenge as well as Canelo shouldn’t think he is deserving of anything more lucrative, I do think that fighting Cotto would not only make more money, but would probably please the boxing fans more. Both options sound good to me, but if I was to choose, I would prefer to see Canelo vs. Cotto over Trout. Maybe trout and Guerrero could make something happen?

But here is the thing, while according to one website Canelo and his coach are not in favor of fighting Cotto, another website reports otherwise.

Fightnews.com has different information, one that puts Cotto and Canelo close to finalizing their negotiations. Here is what Fightnews reports:

“He will also meet with Golden Boy Promotions to allegedly finalize a May 4 fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the undefeated WBC 154-pound champion. Word is this bout was already agreed upon and both Alvarez and his promoter Oscar de la Hoya believe that Cotto is a much easier opponent than Trout.”

So which one is it? Is team Canelo interested in facing Cotto and has already decided to go through with it, or are they aiming at Trout for their next fight? I guess the only thing that we can do is wait for the next wave of news about this topic, and I believe that we should know something later this week.

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What’s Next For Miguel Cotto and Austin Trout? Mayweather Has a Choice: Guerrero or Trout!

Yes ladies and gentleman, Miguel Cotto lost his bout to Austin Trout. What does this mean? It means a few things:

 

1)      Miguel Cotto will now take some time off, and realize that he probably lost to a very underrated fighter (as I thought Trout was as well, not anymore), and start looking for his next challenge. It is possible that Cotto will get a re-match against Trout, but that will only happen if Trout get a hefty paycheck and the possibility will increase greatly if Trout loses his next fight. Cotto is still a top notch fighter, and poses a real threat to absolutely any fighter stepping inside the ring against him. There were talks about Cotto’s possible deterioration, but I don’t buy it. Sure time takes its toll, but Cotto, even in losing to Trout, did not look like he didn’t belong there. I would be in favor of him continuing his career.

 

2)      Trout is now a man with a tremendous number of choices. He can ask to fight Alvarez (which he already did at the post-fight press conference), Pacquiao, Mayweather Jr., Guerrero, and a few others. What a better way to solidify your boxing status than by beating Miguel Cotto? Well there isn’t any. I think that Trout has shown that he is a very promising champion, and deserves a shot at the current champs.

 

3)      Mayweather Jr. is likely in “choice” heaven right now, as he can either face Guerrero, or hook Trout for his upcoming fight. Say what you say, but either of those two is nothing more than a tune up fight for Mayweather Jr., and I say this only because I truly believe it to be so. Instead of getting in the ring against Canelo, Pacquiao, or Martinez next, Floyd can comfortably pick up yet another mind-blowing check to cash by fighting either Robert or Austin. Of course for Austin this is an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am sure he will do all he can to pursue it. We know that Trout wanted Canelo, but if Floyd offers him a contract, I highly doubt Team Trout will let it go.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Might Announce His Next Fight Next Week

Dear friends, boxing fans, and the rest of the world, the time has come again, when we are just a week or so away from the announcement on Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next move.

According to Richard Schaefer, he has been in contact with Team Mayweather about making a fight against Guerrero, and the promoter said that we could know next week about whom and when Floyd will fight next.

Looks like Floyd’s line-up of possible opponents include Guerrero, Canelo Alvarez and even Miguel Cotto in a rematch.

I am assuming that Manny Pacquiao is not in the running, meaning that if Mayweather Jr. fights his next fight around May of 2013, we might be lucky and live to see Mayweather Jr. vs. Pacquiao in late 2013, or possibly mid 2014. This is definitely bad news for the proposed and much delayed mega-fight, but at least both fighter are in the ring.

No matter who Floyd chooses, still Pacquiao is in for a much harder fight against Juan Manuel Marquez. Nevertheless, if Manny and Floyd are both successful, it would it much easier to renegotiate and plan on them fighting sometime before 2025.

 

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Austin Trout: “We can definitely push this little dude around.”

Before making my own statement, I would first like to paste a piece of the Q&A that RingTV held with Austin Trout:

RingTV.com: During the stare down, did you feel as if you were the bigger man as it appeared? That’s accurate. I am a lot bigger, physically, than him. That was the first time I had been right next to him. I knew pretty much about his dimensions. But seeing it up close, it was funny. But it was cool. We kind of looked at him and we agreed that if we need to, we can definitely push this little dude around.

RingTV.com: Anything else? Well, I think one of the reasons that he’s going to Big Bear is that he’s seen how big I am, physically, compared to him and that he saw how in shape I was. We had to do the Showtime promo, and whatnot, and we had to do it with your shirts off last Tuesday. I’m not saying that he was fat, or anything, but he did have a little bit of a belly on him.

Ok, wait a second, did Trout just say: “We kind of looked at him and we agreed that if we need to, we can definitely push this little dude around?” And did he mention that Cotto has a “bit of a belly on him?”

I understand that the underdog, heck, both fighters need to talk some trash in order to help promote the fight, but does Trout seriously believe that he can push the ‘little dude’ around? If so, Trout’s night will end in a very unfortunate fashion come fight night. Does he know how many people tried pushing Cotto around? Even Pacquiao, despite winning in a dominant fashion, was unable to ‘push’ him around. Maybe after a dozen power shots to the body Trout will reconsider that statement.

As for the belly on Cotto, maybe this is something that Austin should not be paying too much attention to. I have never, during his entire career that I have watched, seen Cotto show up either unprepared or not in an ideal physical state. Cotto is always at a 100%, ready to go to war.

Cotto’s heart is that of a champion, and this is evident from bell to bell. Don’t get me wrong, I am not dismissing Trout and his own achievements in the sport. I am also not abandoning the possibility that Trout might come out victorious in the most important fight of his career thus far against Miguel Cotto.

What I am trying to convey, is that it would be best to avoid thinking that Cotto is not a world class champion capable of things most are not. Pushing him around will simply not happen. Trout needs to come in prepared both physically and mentally, but be very careful about deciding to be a ring cowboy.

 

 

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