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.… Read Article
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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
“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 … Read Article
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 … Read Article
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.… Read Article
Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT. The main event features Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto taking on Mexican Sensation Canelo Alvarez in a 12-round middleweight championship mega-fight.
Official Weights from Las Vegas
Miguel Cotto: 153.5 lbs.
Canelo Alvarez: 155 lbs.… Read Article
WBO middleweight champion, Andy Lee, is keeping a close eye on Saturday’s Mexico v Puerto Rico mega-clash, predicting the experience of 4-weight world titlist Miguel Cotto will be enough to see off young Mexican challenger, ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas.
After failing to negotiate a reduction in the WBC sanctioning fees for the fight, Cotto’s recognition as the organisation’s middleweight champion was withdrawn, meaning the title is only on the line for Alvarez to win.… Read Article
Four-weight world champion Miguel Cotto has praised his legendary trainer Freddie Roach as the man to mastermind his victory over Mexican rival Canelo Alvarez.
The Puerto Rican icon’s fight week preparations have been marred in controversy after he was stripped of his WBC middleweight belt for failing to pay the governing bodies sanctioning fees. … Read Article
Miguel Cotto’s trainer, Freddie Roach, has stated that after his fighter knocks out Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night in Las Vegas – as he believes he will – he would like the Puerto Rican modern great to ride off into the sunset on the back of a second Floyd Mayweather fight.
Cotto, the only Puerto Rican fighter to win four world titles in as many weight classes, fought the newly retired Mayweather back in 2012, … Read Article