Cotto vs. Canelo 2015 round by round result: Alvarez destroys Miguel’s career

Cotto vs. Canelo 2015 round by round result: Alvarez destroys Miguel’s career

Cotto vs. Canelo 2015 round by round result: Alvarez destroys Miguel’s career

Round 1
Alvarez starts attacking from the word go and uses his reach to great benefit.
Alvarez 10-9

Round 2
Nonetheless in the second round, Cotto shows his class. He lands a few hard punches to start the round. The Puerto Rican is much more aggressive with shots to the body and head throughout in the first two minutes.
Cotto 10-9

Round 3

There is no denying the fact that the Mexican is taking over the fight. Alvarez controlled the first half of the round, landing hard right hands on Cotto. It’s Alvarez’s most active round, and he wins the most decisive round thus far.
Alvarez 10-9

Round 4

Initially the round seems to be lifeless with no big punches being traded. Then all of a sudden Cotto comes on with a few left hooks midway through the round. Cotto landed a flurry of punches with a minute remaining, and Alvarez matched him with a body shot.
Cotto 10-9

Round 5

Canello is making his mark. Fight against Mayweather seems to have done him lots of good. He hit a hard left uppercut, but Cotto came back with a flurry of punches. But Cotto responds well as lands his share of body shots.

Alvarez 10-9

Round 6

While he was the underdog, he doesn’t seem to be so in the ring. A strong combination by Alvarez a minute in seems to affect Cotto. Cotto continues to land body shots on Alvarez, but they don’t appear to be doing too much damage. Another round to Mexican

Alvarez 10-9

Round 7

Cotto tries to come hard again but a younger Alvarez dodges punches at the outset, and comes back with hard right hands to the body.

Alvarez 10-9

Round 8

Is the fight going Alvarez way? This obviously seems true. Good left uppercut by Alvarez to start the round. Very active first minute with both fighters trading body shots. Cott landing a few left hooks, but Alvarez comes back hard shots to the head.

Alvarez 10-9

Round 9

Both seem to be tiring after fierce fight. Alvarez wins the round with a few left hooks that seemed to shake Cotto, though Cotto got in a few good jabs that inflicted some damage.

Alvarez 10-9

Round 10

The Mexican seems to be a much better fighter than Cotto. Alvarez is landing a lot more power shots this fight, but Cotto has connected with a lot of punches, giving him a chance to steal a few rounds on the judges’ scorecards.
Alvarez 10-9

Round 11

Despite all his efforts Cotto doesn’t seem to be doing much harm to Alvarez. Alvarez hit a few power punches that affected his opponent much more.

Alvarez 10-9

Round 12

Can Cotto manage a knockout? Doesn’t seem possible right now. Cotto showing a cut under his eye from a hard punch from Alvarez. Cotto was on the ropes with about 30 seconds left, but he survives another losing round. And so finally Alvarez wins.

Alvarez 10-9

Our Final Score:

Alvarez wins on our scorecard, 118-110

Final Result:

Alvarez by unanimous decision: 117-111, 119-109, 118-110

Cotto’s coach Freddie Roach has given a new name to his protégé’s challenger in Saturday’s fight. He has called Alvarez a robot. While we may not be able to see any humor in the new name given to the 25-year old Canelo Alvarez, he has his own reasoning behind it.

While talking about Alvarez’s technique the Hall of Fame coach said, “He’s like a robot…His defense is terrible and he doesn’t make adjustments well.” So despite his bigger built and larger reach, Alvarez remains the underdog who is expected to lose the fight.

Cotto who will earn a staggering $15 million for today’s fight whether he wins or loses it is expected to win the fight rather easily.

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs miguel cottoNonetheless Alvarez, who showed sparks of brilliance against Floyd Mayweather doesn’t accept that Cotto is more experienced for being ten years older than him. Alvarez has more professional fights in his career (47) than Cotto (44). “Everyone talks about (Cotto’s) experience…People forget I have plenty of experience too and I have been in plenty of tough fights.”

He further goes on to say, “Too many fighters worry about that ‘0’ – being undefeated. They don’t take the risks. I prepare for that – I love the risk, I love the challenge and I train for that.If you want to be great, you have to dare and that’s how you do it; by fighting the best.”

On the other hand Miguel Cotto seems very excited about it and said that he wants to retire after a few figh. “Boxing is the only thing I know to do in life. I’ve been working for the benefit of my family. I said before that I’m going to retire myself. I am 35 years old. I plan to be in boxing no longer than a year from now”.

If that was not enough to give hint he went on to add, “I don’t want to be in the sport for that much longer. I see two or three more fights and that will be all. This win will probably be the biggest victory of my career, but at the end of the road it’s just going to be victory No. 41 for me”.

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