LOS ANGELES (Feb. 2, 2016) – WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) will make his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on May 7, Cinco De Mayo weekend, in a match-up of two of the biggest stars in boxing. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.
In the aftermath of Floyd Mayweather’s illustrious career, boxing is searching for a new star to take his place.
During the first stop of the four-city “Cotto vs Canelo” media tour, Hall of Fame fight trainer Freddie Roach made the most of his limited time in front of the podium, keeping his message to the fight fans in attendance brief and to the point.
On Saturday, November 21, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-1-1, 32 KOs) will have another opportunity to “win the big one” against four division world champion and future first-ballot Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) in the “super fight” capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ahead of the November 21st HBO Pay-Per-View (ppv) mega-fight between lineal World Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto 34, (40-4 33 KO) of Puerto Rico and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, 25 (45-1-1 32 KO), former 154 lb titilist Fernando Vargas offers hos prediction of the showdown.
Now that the highly anticipated 155 pound showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez is official, both camps are getting ready to hit the road next week to promote the upcoming event, which is slated to be distributed via HBO PPV on November 21.
In the weeks leading up to the official announcement of “Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez”, which has ultimately been slated for Saturday, November 21, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, both sides of the lengthy and highly publicized negotiation process were at odds concerning the issue of whether or not an immediate rematch would be enforced and included within the contractual agreement.
After a highly publicized and excruciating series of failed negotiations, the anticipated super match-up between four division titlist Miguel Cotto and two-time Super Welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is finally a reality.