Roger Mayweather feels Miguel Cotto may get ‘whooped’ by Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21
Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather facing off in May 2012 (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)
By Chris Robinson
With Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto now in our rear-views, the boxing world will not turn its attention to the next wave of big events on the horizon.
And while there are surely still a bevy of top-flight performers left in the sport in the wake of Mayweather’s retirement, there is no bigger showdown on the horizon than the Nov. 21 clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
The bout, set for the Mandaly Bay in Las Vegas on HBO pay per view, will showcase Cotto’s experience against Canelo’s youth and there are many varying opinions about what will happen come fight night.
Speaking with former two-division champion Roger Mayweather this past week, he seems to sense danger on the horizon for Puerto Rico’s beloved star.
“Cotto may get his ass whooped,” Roger told Hustle Boss recently. ”I can’t see what Cotto is going to do to him. That motherf*cker is big.”
Roger’s nephew Floyd has defeated both Cotto and Canelo but it was Alvarez who he was particularly effective against, as he practically shut him out over 12 rounds.
“He beat him on boxing ability,” Roger explained. “Floyd boxed him. He couldn’t do nothing with Floyd. [Canelo will] have better success with Cotto.”
Check below for the full Q & A with Roger.
Chris Robinson can be reached at CRobinson@hustleboss.com