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Arum doubts New York will license Margarito for Cotto rematch

Another rematch on the show has Wolak taking his unbeaten streak of 8-0-1, including five knockouts against Dominican-born Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KOs).

In July, Wolak and Rodriguez battled to a majority draw in an exciting Fight of the Year candidate bout. Wolak fought the entire second half of the fight while peering through severely cut and swollen eyes, the right side of his face marred by a softball-sized hematoma.

Of the three changes of venue being considered, Texas would be an easy speculation to win the bid, considering Pacquiao has earned unanimous decisions over Clottey and Margarito in March and November, respectively, at The Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium.

The win over Clottey (35-4, 20 KOs) marked the debut of boxing at the stadium, which attracted some 55,000 fans.

Clottey is slated to return to the ring for the first time since losing to Pacquiao on Saturday’s Chavez Jr.-Manfredo undercard against Calvin Green (21-6-1, 13 KOs).

Also, Rios and Jones have been to Texas before, having competed on the Pacquiao-Margarito card where Rios earned a fifth-round knockout over Omri Lowther, and Jones, an exciting majority decision over Jesus Soto-Karass.


The Cowboys have a road game at Arizona on Dec. 4.

Below is Arum’s complete interview with RingtV.com in Q&A form.

RingTV.com: What are the other top considerations for venues where Margarito is also licensed?

Bob Arum: Texas, Colorado and Mississippi want the fight.

RingTV.com: What are your thoughts right now regarding the entire situation?

BA: I’m just angry at the treatment we received in New York, and I’m angry at the way that New York handled the situation. I just don’t appreciate the kangaroo so-called hearing that they put us through.

RingTV.com: Given the fact that you only have a little over two weeks to put this together, can you shed any light on what your plans are?

BA: We’re going to keep the card together, and we’re moving it to another location. It’s such a hot show that we’ll sell plenty of tickets for.

I’m just disappointed for the New York fans. We were practically sold out. I’m disappointed for Madison Square Garden. I’m disappointed for all of the people that work in the garden. I’m just really angry at what happened.

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