Cotto vs Canelo: There's at least one Puerto Rican great on record as not liking his countryman's chances.
Representatives from Golden Boy Promotions and Roc Nation Sports are close to finalizing an agreement that will see WBC middleweight and four division champion Miguel Cotto 34, (40-4 33 KO) of Puerto Rico defend his lineal Middleweight title against former unified 154 lb champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez 24, (45-1-1 32KO) of Mexico.
Is Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez, slated to take place in October or November, the biggest fight in boxing?
Is Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez, slated to take place on November 21, the biggest fight in boxing?
After putting on another impressive, knock-out performance under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach on Saturday, June 6, four division world champion Miguel Cotto is once again looking to set up a massive PPV event opposite former WBC/WBA Junior Middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez later this year.
With Miguel Cotto’s highly anticipated return to the squared circle only a few days away, head trainer Freddie Roach likes what he sees from his super star pupil.
If Miguel Cotto defeats Daniel Geale next Saturday, the former must face 24 year old sensation Canelo Alvarez this fall.
Fresh off impressive victories in back-to-back weeks, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are two of the hottest fighters in boxing and may eventually face each other next year in a colossal Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown.
On Saturday, May 16, the apparent most avoided man in the Middleweight division, Gennady Golovkin, successfully defended his WBA, IBO, and interim WBC titles in sensational fashion by scoring an impressive stoppage victory over customarily elusive southpaw Willie Monroe Jr. in front of a near capacity crowd at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, California.
Shortly following Gennady Golovkin’s sensational knock-out victory over Willie Monroe Jr. on Saturday, May 16, the boxing community has been busy, buzzing about a potential and seemingly inevitable showdown between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Triple G.