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Galante cautious as Rodriguez is approached by Cotto

Phil Jay 08/07/2013

WBN have had it confirmed that former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez has been approached by multi-weight world champion Miguel Cotto regarding a possible fight between the two on October 5.

Domincan Rodriguez, who was recently reunited with manager AJ Galante, has been earmarked by the Puerto Rican legend for his next bout as Cotto prepares for a possible rematch with Austin Trout in 2014.

The light-middleweight contender was out-pointed by then WBA belt holder Trout in 2012, although has since come back with two straight stoppages and is now said to be on the shortlist of potential opponents to face the hardened ex-champion.

“I have been approached about Delvin facing Cotto and we are obviously very interested, but I haven’t heard anything definitive as I was told there were a few other guys in the mix as well,” Galante told World Boxing News this week.

“It’s an exciting proposition for Delvin, although I haven’t been given any sort of word that we have been chosen for the fight,” he added.

33 year-old Rodriguez has lost six and drawn three of his 37 contests since turning pro in 1999 and has fallen short of claiming a world crown on two occasions in the past, firstly against Isaac Hlatshwayo in 2009.

Other fighters other than Rodriguez being mentioned include Vanes Martirosyan, James Kirkland and Cornelius Bundrage, with Cotto expected to team up with Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach for his first bout over a year.