Canelo WILL Fight Golovkin says De La Hoya / When? say the Fans

Cotto vs. Alvarez - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez's promoter Oscar De La Hoya, has unsuccessfully attempted to try quell the fears of cynical fans that his fighter will attempt to stall or delay a clash with murderous punching fellow middleweight champion , Gennady Golovkin, only promising that the fight WILL happen at some stage.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya, has unsuccessfully attempted to try quell the fears of cynical fans that his fighter will attempt to stall or delay a clash with murderous punching fellow middleweight champion [WBA/IBF], Gennady Golovkin, only promising that the fight WILL happen at some stage.

After claiming the WBC middleweight strap, Alvarez told fans and assembled media that he was serious about the Golovkin fight and doesn’t ‘run from anybody,’ an assertion echoed by his promoter, although fan fears that the fight could still be some way off weren’t exactly quelled by a non-committal De La Hoya, who said he needs to weigh things up first before making any decisions.

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Canelo: ‘Ready for Golovkin’

Cotto vs. Alvarez - After capturing the WBC middleweight title against Miguel Cotto in their highly entertaining fight in Las Vegas last night, Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has stated that he will happily fight destructive Kazakh champ, Gennady Golovkin, in accordance with his 'anybody/anytime' boxing philosophy.

After capturing the WBC middleweight title against Miguel Cotto in their highly entertaining fight in Las Vegas last night, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has stated that he will happily fight destructive Kazakh champ, Gennady Golovkin, in accordance with his ‘anybody/anytime’ boxing philosophy.

Golovkin is the mandatory challenger to the title held by Alvarez, and going into last night’s fight, ‘Canelo’ had been reluctant to answer questions about the WBA/IBF boss, who had stepped aside to allow the fight with Cotto to happen.

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Canelo defeats Cotto

In one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) and Canelo Álvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) thrilled fans from start to finish with high-intensity action just as promised, but it was Canelo that persevered and was crowned the new WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion with a unanimous decision win after 12-rounds.

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‘Canelo Has Cement Feet & Looked Drained’ says Teddy Atlas

Cotto vs. Alvarez - Current Tim Bradley trainer, Teddy Atlas is picking Miguel Cotto to win tonight's WBC middleweight battle with Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in Las Vegas, claiming the Puerto Rican will box around a 'drained' looking 'Canelo' and take advantage of his 'cement feet.'

Current Tim Bradley trainer, Teddy Atlas is picking Miguel Cotto to win tonight’s WBC middleweight battle with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas, claiming the Puerto Rican will box around a ‘drained’ looking ‘Canelo’ and take advantage of his ‘cement feet.’

Atlas, who has just enjoyed a successful corner debut with Bradley, initially believed that Canelo was going to be too young and strong for Cotto, although having watched the Mexican come in bang on the 155 c/w limit, Atlas feels the hugely popular young star looks drained.

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Marquez: ‘Experience an Important Factor in Cotto/Canelo

Cotto vs. Alvarez - Mexican modern great, Juan Manuel Marquez has spoken out ahead of tonight's Mexico v Puerto Rico catch-weight clash between Miguel Cotto and 'Canelo' Alvarez, to wisely state 'experience will be the key.'

Mexican modern great, Juan Manuel Marquez has spoken out ahead of tonight’s Mexico v Puerto Rico catch-weight clash between Miguel Cotto and ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, to wisely state ‘experience will be the key.’

Marquez, ostensibly now retired following injury, though refusing to confirm or deny as much, was keen to state if the fight is in any way close, that it could well be the 35 year old Puerto Rican who emerges the victor, thanks to his top-level experience, which far exceeds that of the younger Alvarez.

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Cotto v Canelo: Keys to Victory, Four to Explore, Official Prediction!

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“Mexico vs Puerto Rico” is arguably the biggest rivalry in the history of the sport. Tonight that rivalry will etch a new chapter in stone as veteran Puerto Rican warrior Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33KO’s) takes on Mexico’s biggest and fastest rising star, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KO’s). Coming into 2015 the world anticipated Mayweather vs Pacquiao. Although that bout didn’t live up to the larger-than-life hype, there’s no question that this showdown will hit the mark. As we countdown the hours, lets take a quick look at “keys to victory”, four critical angles to explore, and a final prediction:

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Dear Boxing Organizations

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I am disappointed in the WBC for waiting until few days before the fight to strip Miguel Cotto of his middleweight championship because he won’t pay $300K with additional $800K for a step aside fee. For me as a fan this is disappointing because, this fight this weekend is championship caliber and it’s supposed to have the middleweight championship title on the line for both combatants to win. But this is what is wrong with boxing.

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Canelo vs. Cotto: A battle for pride and legacy 

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Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez will add to the rich history of the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico rivalry this Saturday night. Canelo is the young lion hungry for a signature victory. Cotto is the vet looking for respect and a chance to add another name to his impressive resume. This sure-fire, two-way matchup will be broadcasted live on HBO PPV at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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