Miguel Cotto Promotions Executive Director Bryan Perez indicates that their agenda is still very much to finalize a fight between McWilliams Arroyo and WBC flyweight champion Julio Cesar Martinez.

"We are waiting to find out what Cesar "Rey" Martínez will do so that we can plan what will be next for McWilliams, but the idea is that this fight will take place after so many setbacks," Pérez explained to reporter Gabriel Quiles.

The man from Fajardeno has not fought since November 19, 2021, when he faced Martinez.

The bout had to be stopped because in the second round there was a clash of heads where the Puerto Rican fighter suffered two cuts on his eyelid.

He was scheduled to face Martinez on several planned dates - and for one reason or another the fight was canceled, with one boxer or the other withdrawing. 

At one point Martinez announced his retirement from the sport, but then quickly reversed his stance on the subject.

The were last set to collide on December 3 of last year, in Arizona, but a neck injury postponed the match until further notice.

The canceled fight in December was the fourth time the fight was scheduled. Three of the withdrawals were by Martinez.

Martinez is scheduled to defend his WBC title next Saturday night at Estadio Akron in Zapopan, against Ronal Batista, as part of the undercard to Canelo Alvarez's mandatory defense of the super middleweight crown against John Ryder.