Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
How about Trout-Lara?
Left-handed junior middleweight contenders Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara want to fight.
Trout (26-1, 14 knockouts) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to RING champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last April.
Lara (18-1-2, 12 knockouts) rose from knockdowns in the fourth and ninth rounds to score a 10th-round stoppage of Alfredo Angulo last month.
With Alvarez facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14, DeCubas believes Trout-Lara to be a natural.
"To be honest with you, style-wise, it's two southpaws," said DeCubas, "but when you look at it, Floyd Mayweather and Canelo are fighting, and the two other guys best guys in the division are Lara and Trout, you know? If he wants to fight Lara, why not do Lara-Trout?"
Trout and Lara are both advised by Al Haymon.
"If they'll pay for it, I'm with it," said Trout. "I want to get back to a title shot, so if it looks like it's going to mean going through Lara, then so be it. Al Haymon is the management. I'm going to talk to him tomorrow, and we'll see if he can get me the best fight. So, of course, there's Lara. I would like to get that interim strap that would put me right back in there.
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