Cotto vs. Canelo 2015 round by round result: Alvarez destroys Miguel’s career
Alvarez starts attacking from the word go and uses his reach to great benefit.
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.
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. Itâ€™s Alvarezâ€™s most active round, and he wins the most decisive round thus far.
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.
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.
While he was the underdog, he doesnâ€™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 donâ€™t appear to be doing too much damage. Another round to Mexican
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.
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.
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.
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 judgesâ€™ scorecards.
Despite all his efforts Cotto doesnâ€™t seem to be doing much harm to Alvarez. Alvarez hit a few power punches that affected his opponent much more.
Can Cotto manage a knockout? Doesnâ€™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.
Our Final Score:
Alvarez wins on our scorecard, 118-110
Alvarez by unanimous decision: 117-111, 119-109, 118-110
Cottoâ€™s coach Freddie Roach has given a new name to his protÃ©gÃ©â€™s challenger in Saturdayâ€™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 Alvarezâ€™s technique the Hall of Fame coach said, â€œHe’s like a robotâ€¦His defense is terrible and he doesn’t make adjustments well.â€ 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 todayâ€™s fight whether he wins or loses it is expected to win the fight rather easily.
Nonetheless Alvarez, who showed sparks of brilliance against Floyd Mayweather doesnâ€™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). â€œEveryone talks about (Cotto’s) experienceâ€¦People forget I have plenty of experience too and I have been in plenty of tough fights.”
He further goes on to say, â€œToo many fighters worry about that ‘0’ â€“ being undefeated. They don’t take the risks. I prepare for that â€“ 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.â€
On the other hand Miguel Cotto seems very excited about it and said that he wants to retire after a few figh. â€œBoxing 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 nowâ€.
If that was not enough to give hint he went on to add, â€œI 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 meâ€.