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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.

Sergio Martinez’s former promoter Sampson Lewkowicz doesn’t believe Miguel Cotto can defeat Canelo Alvarez

Miguel Cotto training inside of the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

Whenever I cross paths with Sampson Lewkowicz, he is typically in good spirits.

I would have to call Lewkowicz, who was born in Uruguay and  now resides in Las Vegas, one of the busiest men in the sport due to his obligations stateside and abroad as a matchmaker, advisor, and promoter.

Canelo Alvarez Weighs 167.8 Pounds at 30-Day Weigh-In Ahead of Miguel Cotto Duel

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez weighs in ahead of his Nov. 21 bout vs. Miguel Cotto (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, inside of the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face off with WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto in an HBO pay per view showdown.

At just 25 years old and sporting a 45-1-1 record with 32 knockouts, Alvarez stands as one of the future faces of the sport of boxing, yet there is a lot on the line for him in this match. The simple fact that two of Golden Boy Promotions’ top stars, Lucas Matthysse and David Lemieux, suffered stoppage losses this month puts more pressure on Alvarez to perform against Cotto.

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)

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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.

Floyd Mayweather Sr. calls Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto ‘joke fights’ for his son

Floyd Mayweather Sr. speaking in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson 

On Saturday night, Sep. 12, Floyd Mayweather will fight in perhaps his last official bout when he steps into the ring against former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto.

Mayweather (48-0, 26 KO’s) and Berto (30-3, 23 KO’s) square off inside of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in a SHOWTIME pay per view headliner that is lopsided in Floyd’s favor.

Shane Mosley Jr. reveals why he’s picking Miguel Cotto over Canelo Alvarez

Can Miguel Cotto defeat Canelo Alvarez on Nov. 21? (Photo: Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson 

Recently, Hustle Boss caught up with two-division world champion Zab “Super” Judah, as he gave his prediction on the Nov. 21 Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez clash.

Judah is favoring Canelo slightly in the match, as he feels that he 25-year old from Jalisco, Mexico may be a little too much for the 34-year old, four-division titlist from Puerto Rico.

Zab Judah: ‘If I had to put my money on it, I’m leaning towards Canelo Alvarez’

Will Canelo Alvarez be able to unseat Miguel Cotto on Nov. 21? (Photo: Hoganphotos)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, four-division world champion Miguel Cotto will lock horns with former WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) is the reigning WBC middleweight champion and will be looking for a second successful defense of his title vs. the younger Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO’s) on HBO pay per view in one of the year’s biggest events.

Shane Mosley breaks down key aspects of Cotto vs. Canelo; leaning towards Miguel on Nov. 21?

Shane Mosley training in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo: Chris Robinson)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 21, from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev., one of the biggest fights of the year will go down when four-division world champion Miguel Cotto and former junior middleweight titlist Saul Alvarez face off on HBO pay per view.

It’s the type of fight that has had several varying opinions thus far and we caught up with a man who has been in the ring with each man for some insight.

Felix Trinidad picking against Miguel Cotto, favors Canelo’s youth and strength to win the fight

Puerto Rico’s Felix Trinidad is going against his country man Miguel Cotto

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By Chris Robinson

One of the biggest and best fights that can and hopefully will be made is a high-stakes showdown between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

There appears a strong possibility that the match will land in Las Vegas sometime in November, but nothing is final as of yet.