Miguel Cotto vs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight is now official. After months of excruciating negotiations, the deal was finally finalized for middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto to defend the title against former unified junior middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez. They will meet in a much-anticipated fight on Nov. 21 (HBO PPV) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports — Cotto’s promoter — and Alvarez promoter Golden Boy announced.
Miguel Cotto who holds a 40-4 record with 33 knockout victories, was supposed to fight this year but was forced to move his next fight date due to Roach’s busy schedule. While Canelo Alvarez 45-1 record with 31 knockout victories.
Finally this super fight we have been waiting for after Miguel Cotto knock out Daniel Geale at round 3 while Canelo Alvarez KO James Kirkland at round 3.
Cotto vs Daniel Geale
Miguel Cotto scored two knockdowns and destroyed former unified middleweight titleholder Geale in the fourth round of a one-sided bout to retain the world title for the first time. Cotto showed no ill effects after long layoff since knocking out Sergio Martinez in the 10th round at Madison Square Garden to win the world championship.
Cotto was the first Puerto Rican boxer to win a world title in four weight classes, appeared much quicker than Geale, who struggled to land anything meaningful. He was walking in with no jab, and Cotto was catching him. Moments before the bell sounded to end the third round, Cotto nailed Geale with a straight right that sent him staggering into the ropes.
Canelo vs James Kirkland
Alvarez who returned from a 10-month break beat Kirkland, who was back in the ring after a 17-month layoff. Canelo knocked out Kirkland with a sweeping right at 2:19 of the third round last May 9 at Minute Maid Park.
Alvarez threw 150 punches – 47 fewer than Kirkland – but he connected on 87 to just 42 by Kirkland.
The Mexican star got to Kirkland early and often, knocking him down the first time with about 1 1/2 minutes left in the first round. Kirkland got up quickly that time, despite the right hand to the face that left his nose bleeding heavily.