Mexican Canelo “Saul” Alvarez becomes new WBC World Middleweight Champions, getting an unanimous decision win over Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Judges scored it 117-111, 119-109, 118-110. The official scorecard does not fully justify the competitiveness of the fight, It was much closer than the scorecard suggest.
Canelo Alvarez became the new WBC World Middleweight Champion after beating Miguel Cotto in what was a very impressive win for the young mexican. Miguel Cotto stayed in the fight till the last round but he lacked power while Canelo pretty much cruised through to unanimous decision. Judges official scores: John McKaie (117-111) Dave Moretti (119-109) and Burt Clemens (118-110)
These were the official scorecard of all three judges. Might not tell the full story how the fight went but we can say that the best fighter won.
Miguel Cotto threw more punches (623) but lacked the accuracy of Canelo who landed 155 of 484 thrown. Canelo landed more power punches as well connecting 40% of his power shots compared to Cotto’s 14%. Canelo seemed to have gone into cruise mode as he looked more relaxed and always looked for that knock out punch.
Canelo vs Cotto Statistics:
All in all it was a very comfortable win for Canelo Alvarez who did not even used his higher gear in the fight. Cotto however should be proud of the performance, coming up against younger and heavier Canelo he was always going to struggle to put Canelo under pressure.
Canelo Alvarez can now just sit back and play the waiting game to get the bigger and better fights, most notably against Gennedy Golovkind who has all the belts in middleweight division. A fight between Canelo and Golovkin is already on the boxing fans lips but we can safely assume it won’t happen anytime sooner than 2017.
One of the biggest fight of this year will take place when Canelo Alvarez will take on Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto on Saturday, 21st November 2015 in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. It will be an HBO PPV event and will be broadcasted in the United States on HBO PPV channels across the country. There is alot riding on this fight with Canelo Alvarez being young Mexican legend coming up against Puerto Rican legen Cotto in what is widely described as the hottest fight available at the moment.
Fight Week Schedule: The weekend will get underway with Friday 20 November’s last press conference and official weigh-in at around 06:00 pm ET. While the big fight will take place in Mandalay Bay on Saturday night at around 11:00 pm ET. While the under card fights will start at the usualy HBO PPV start time of 09:00 pm ET / 06:00 pm PT. BoxNation will broadcast the fight live in the United Kingdom with their coverage starting just after the midnight. Here is the schedule of the fight week.
|Official Weigh-in||Friday, 20 November (05:00 pm ET)|
|Cotto-Canelo PPV Coverage Starts||Saturday, 21 November (07:00 pm ET)|
|Preliminary Undercard Fights Start||08:00 pm ET / 05:00 pm PT|
|Randy Caballero vs Lee Haskins (Undercard 1)||09:30 pm ET / 06:30 pm PT|
|Takashi Miura vs Francesco Vargas (Undercard 1)||10:30 pm ET / 07:30 pm PT|
|Cotto vs Canelo (Main Event)||11:45 pm ET / 08:45 pm PT|