Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Rigondeaux on Oct. 5 Cotto card?
Miami resident Guillermo Rigondeaux might make sense on a Florida-based Oct. 5 Miguel Cotto card.
Although Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) earned the RING, WBA and WBO titles with an HBO-televised unanimous decision over Nonito Donaire in April, Hyde said it has been difficult to find him an opponent. Rigondeaux is promoted by Top Rank.
"We are looking at an October date for sure, and we're just looking for the right spot for him right now. He's the unified champion, but the WBA has said that they're not going to push for him to make a mandatory defense, and he's quite entitled to make a voluntary defense of the WBO belt, because he just won it," said Hyde of Rigondeaux, a two-time Cuban Olympic gold medalist.
Although Top Rank CEO Bob Arum acknowledged that Rigondeaux might be a consideration for the Cotto card, he declined to spectulate, adding that Top Rank President Todd duBoef is handling the logistics of that show.
Would Rigondeaux like a rematch with Donaire?
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