Ronnie Nathanielsz reports that the August 15 Top Rank pay-per-view might be coming with an interesting main event: Nonito Donaire versus Hugo Cazares for the "interim" WBA junior bantamweight title. Previous rumors had Donaire (21-1, 14 KO) facing Rafael Concepcion for the strap. Though Concepcion is game, a fight with Cazares is probably the better option.
31-year old Cazares (30-6-1, 22 KO) is a hard-hitter who twice gave Ivan Calderon tough nights at 108 pounds, where Cazares is a former champion. He has moved up as far as 122 since his second loss to Calderon, a razor-thin technical decision after seven rounds in 2008, but would seem to have no problem making 115 for this fight. Donaire will be moving up from 112 pounds, where he is generally regarded as the best in the world. Bob Arum notes that the fight would almost surely be for the actual WBA title by the time it took place, as regular WBA titleholder Vic Darchinyan will be moving up to 118 pounds on July 11 against Joseph Agbeko.
Miguel Cotto told Primera Hora (English link via BoxingScene.com) that he may consider adding Emmanuel Steward to his team, but that he's not in any rush to make big changes. He also says that a fight with Manny Pacquiao will be the biggest of his career, and that he loves challenges. Hey, you can't really call BS on that one. He fought Mosley, fought Margarito, fought Clottey, etc.
Here's a great story on 16-year old Miguel Cartagena of Philadelphia, a back-to-back national champion at 106 pounds. He doesn't appear to have any solid desire to want to turn pro (he'd prefer going to college and becoming a veterinarian), but if you have any interest in amateur boxing, this is a good read. What he's done at his age is pretty stunning. He's beating grown men.