Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez 2015 results and full fight highlights: Alvarez beats Cotto

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez 2015 results and full fight highlights: Alvarez beats Cotto

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez 2015 results and full fight highlights: Alvarez beats Cotto

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

Canelo Alvarez’s name was almost unheard of by many boxing fans when he was brought into limelight by none other than Floyd Mayweather Jr. ‘Money’ was looking for someone who couldn’t actually give him a tough fight, but who might have remained unbeaten. And here came Canelo Alvarez.

Notwithstanding the fact that he is a good boxer with very powerful chin and doesn’t give in easily, he was beaten easily by Floyd Mayweather Jr. Since then he has improved his reputation after winning some high voltage fights against decent boxers. And now he is ready to face someone who has been known as giant killer in the boxing world.

One thing that can be said about both the boxers is the fact that both have been beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr. it must be added that it is the most anticipated fight following Mayweather Money’s last fight of his career. 35-year old Miguel Cotto, is a 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.

Canelo AlvarezHe 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 Gómez, Michael Jennings, Joshua Clottey and Sergio Martínez to capture the TBRB, WBC and The Ring middleweight titles.

Both the fighters have said they want to make it a memorable night for boxing fans across the world. They have said that they have a responsibility to put on a show at a sold-out Mandalay Bay Events Center and on HBO Pay Per View.

Alvarez who cannot speak English and doesn’t seem to make an effort to do so said through an interpreter, “This fight is important for boxing…I’m going to make sure I do my part to give the fans a great fight.”

It must be kept in mind that Cotto refused to pay the WBC a sanctioning fee $300,000 to defend his middleweight belt. So if Alvarez wins tonight, he wins the belt. If Cotto prevails, the title remains vacant. But Cotto is least bothered about it. “The fans want to see Canelo and Miguel fight…I don’t think belts are an issue for this fight.” He is going to win $15 million notwithstanding the result.

Meanwhile WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman says, “This is about principle, not money…You have to have rules and Miguel Cotto chose not to follow the rules, so we had no choice but to strip him of his title…It’s an unfortunate situation and it should never have come to this. We capped the (sanctioning) fee at three percent when in reality it should have been a lot more. Canelo agreed to pay, Miguel Cotto didn’t.”

Date: Nov. 21
Start Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Arena: Mandalay Bay

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