Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez – official for Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay

One of the rare boxing blockbusters that’s also a terrific action fight is finally confirmed.

Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto
Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto

Earlier today, Golden Boy CEO Oscar de la Hoya revealed that the long-demanded fight between Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set for Nov. 11, 2015, inside Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

No word on the undercard yet, but hot damn, this is a good fight.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) — after a limp performance against Austin Trout in 2012 — went on an absolute tear, finishing three straight opponents with the aggressive, body-focused attack with which he dominated the 140- and 147-pound divisions. His last time out, he ran over Australian veteran Daniel Geale in four rounds to defend his WBC middleweight title (which he has never defended at middleweight, but that’s beside the point).

Alvarez (45-1, 32 KO) has proven himself not only a joy to watch, but uncommonly willing to face the best his division has to offer. Following his loss to Floyd Mayweather and subsequent savaging of Alfredo Angulo, “Canelo” took on the highly-skilled and highly-avoided Erislandy Lara, whom he edged by split decision. He faced James Kirkland earlier this year, scoring a hellacious knockout in the third round.

Canelo Alvarez v James Kirkland
Canelo Alvarez v James Kirkland

These two are not only close in the rankings, their styles ostensibly mesh wonderfully. Both are powerful body punchers with a mean streak and zero desire to see the judges.

Se hizo oficial la esperada pelea entre el mexicano Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez y el puertorriqueño Miguel Ángel Cotto el próximo 21 de noviembre en el Mandalay Bay en Las Vegas. Tras duras negociaciones que duraron casi un año, por fin se da el anuncio que hace realidad uno de los feudos más esperados de los últimos tiempos.

 Con la lona de Roc Nation Sports, pero en Las Vegas de Golden Boy Promotions. Así se resolvió el acuerdo más esperado, además un bonus para Cotto sin la clausula de revancha en el contrato, se llegó al acuerdo definitivo y habrá otro duelo tradicional entre México y Puerto Rico.

Cotto será tratado como el campeón, pues según fuentes de ESPN Deportes, tendrá la primer selección de camerino en el inmueble, saldrá segundo en la noche y además recibirá más dinero, se dice que la bolsa inicial sería 10 millones de dólares para Cotto y 6 para Álvarez sin contar lo extra ring.

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