Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez 2015 results: Underdog beats Cotto 117-111, 119-109, 118-110
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
Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez 2015 live: round by round and minute by updates
Cotto vs Alvarez match Saturday is going to be ferocious. Both are big hitters and the prospect of a good and ferocious fight seems to be a great thought for the boxing fans. After being annoyed with a big ticket farce in the garb of Mayweatherâ€™s last fight, boxing fans want to have a blast and the fight is giving them hope that it is going to be one such fight.
The fact that Cotto has teamed up with Fredie Roach, the famed boxing coach who has tutored Manny Pacquiao besides Amir Khan, has done him lots of good. Many boxing analysts have said that the coming together of the two will make Cotto one of the best and keep him on top for a long time to come.
There is no denying the fact that the 35-year-old from Puerto Rico has the experience and the arsenal to give Alvarez plenty of trouble. Everyone is pretty sure that age has not dented his power and not only is Cotto’s lethal left hook still a formidable weapon, but Roach has him back to boxing, moving and counter-punching smartly. He is not the stationary target that he used to be prior to 2013. This was the reason that despite being better fighter he was soundly beaten by Mayweather in May 2012.
Cotto seems to be enjoying the spotlight. â€œI’m having the best time of my careerâ€¦Freddie has me believing in myself again and I am back to doing the things when I was a young fighter having successâ€ says he.
On the other hand the 25-year old Alvarez says he is ready to beat Cotto. â€œI am prepared to winâ€¦We have been working on things to get ready for this fight and I know I will be victoriousâ€, says he.
There is no denying the fact that he is the best Puerto Rican professional boxer. He is the first and only Puerto Rican to win world titles in four different weight classes, and is the current lineal and The Ring magazine middleweight champion, as well as a former WBC middleweight champion. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board currently ranks him as the world’s number one middleweight. He has beaten many top boxers in his distinguished career. The boxers who have beaten by him in recent years include Oktay Urkal, Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Alfonso GÃ³mez, Michael Jennings, Joshua Clottey and Sergio MartÃnez to capture the TBRB, WBC and The Ring middleweight titles.
As far as details are concerned, the pay-per-view broadcast begins at 9:00 pm EST with four fights in total, with the main event likely in the ring between 11 pm and midnight EST at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.