Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina could challenge IBF beltholder Ishe Smith in July, according to his promoter, Leon Margules.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin will make his first defense against Fernando Guerrero on the Feb. 9 undercard of a main event featuring RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Zab Judah.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
Austin Trout on his fight with Miguel Cotto: “I’m looking at this as my golden opportunity. He’s had his time and done great things with it, but it’s my time now. I’ll be damned if I let this opportunity slip away from me.”