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Miguel Roman Defeats Orlando Salido in Las Vegas; ‘Siri’ Announces Retirement Afterwards

Miguel Roman defeated Orlando Salido on Saturday night (Photo: Ed Mulholland - HBO Boxing)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Miguel “Mickey” Roman (58-13, 45 KO’s) scored an exciting ninth round TKO victory over former two-division world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido. (44-14-4, 31 KO’s).

A native of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Roman scored knockdowns in rounds four and eight, before another flurry put Salido down for the final time in the ninth, as the bout was stopped at the 1:43 mark.

Updates From the Mandalay Bay: Rene Alvarado Edges Denis Shakifov in Bloody Brawl

Denis Shafikov, left, suffered a loss to Rene Alvarado on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Moments ago, inside of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (28-8, 19 KO’s) captured a big victory in scoring a ten-round split-decision over former world title challenger Denis Shafikov (38-4-1, 20 KO’s). After ten rounds of action, two judges favored Alvarado, 96-94 and 96-93, with the third favoring Shafikov, 95-94.

It was a bloody, fast-paced war of attrition, with the action starting fast and lasting until the final bell. What may have been the telling score of the match was Alvarado registering a knockdown in the fifth round, in a frame where Shafikov was doing well for himself.

PHOTOS: Canelo Alvarez trumps Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay

Canelo Alvarez was too much for Miguel Cotto on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Nov. 21, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez overcame a stern test from four-division world champion Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds before capturing a unanimous decision inside of the Mandaly Bay Hotel & Casino.

Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) shined on HBO pay per view, as his poised attack, mixed with his power and sheer size and strength advantages, was a little too much for his 35-year old foe. Cotto (40-5, 33 KO’s) was competitively but was also unable to amount a sustained attack that would have helped turn the tide.

Franciso Vargas overcomes knockdown, rallies to TKO Takashi Miura in nine rounds

Francisco Vargas pounded out a thrilling TKO victory on Saturday night over Takashi Miura (Photo: Tom Hogan – HoganPhotos)

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By Chris Robinson

In what turned out to be the Fight-of-the-Night and possibly the Fight-of-the-Year, Mexico City’s Francisco Vargas overcame a nasty cut and a bad knockdown before turning the tide and rallying to knockout former champion Takashi Miura in nine thrilling rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez undercard.

It was an absolute barnburner, as Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KO’s) started fast, rocking Miura (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) hard in the first round while trying to follow up and score a knockdown. Vargas kept the pressure in rounds two and three, but suffered  a bad cut under his right eye along the way, but tasted the canvas himself in the fourth, courtesy of a crisp left from Miura.

Canelo Alvarez scores his biggest career victory; clearly defeats Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds

Canelo Alvarez scored his biggest victory on Saturday night by defeating Miguel Cotto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Nov. 21, Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez delivered his biggest career victory to date by defeating former WBC middleweight champion and four-division titlist Miguel Cotto over 12 rounds inside of the Mandalay Bay Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, Nev.

With the win, live on HBO pay per view, Canelo (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) captures the aforementioned WBC belt and sees his career ascend to a new level. As for Cotto, he drops to 40-5 with 33 knockouts following this contest.

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez Face Off in Las Vegas Following Final Press Conference

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez facing off in Las Vegas (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez held their final press conference ahead of their HBO pay per view showdown this weekend from the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The bout has been highly debated this far, with several pointing towards the craft and veteran prowess of the 35-year old Cotto to carry the day while others simply feel that Canelo’s youth, size, and power will be enough to give the 25-year old superstar from Jalisco, Mexico the edge.

Canelo Alvarez Grand Arrival Footage from the Mandalay Bay ahead of Miguel Cotto PPV

Canelo Alvarez is officially in Las Vegas ahead of his big fight vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 17, former WBA junior middleweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his team made their grand arrival to the city ahead of the Mexican superstar’s Saturday night showdown vs. Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto.

Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) is being given a great chance in the matchup due to his size and youth. At 25 years of age, Canelo is ten years younger than Cotto, 35, but it is his lack of experience on the big stage that have some people doubting his chances this weekend.

Exclusive photos: Inside the final Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II press conference in Las Vegas

By Chris Robinson

HustleBoss.com steps inside of the Mizuya Lounge inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada for the final press conference for this Saturday night’s Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II event.

The HBO-televised clash will serve up a second hosting of one of last year’s biggest fights. Continue on to the photo gallery below for an all-access look.

All Photos courtesy of Chris Robinson (www.HustleBoss.com)

The Tecate Girls

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Angel ‘Memo’ Heredia (far right) with Brandon Rios and Robert Garcia

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RingTV.com’s Mark Ortega interviewing Mike Alvarado

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Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado

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