Canelo Alvarez amazed the crowd with his outstanding performance in the ring as he defeats the tough Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Alvarez?s victory over Cotto crowns him as the new WBC middleweight champion and bragging rights until his next title defense.
The 35-year-old Mexican clearly displayed a show of strength and force for holding unanimous decision scores of 117-111, 118-110, and 119-109. Early in the fight, Cotto and Alvarez would have been easily drawn on equal footing but the Mexican was better prepared and made it easy for the judges in the second half of the match.
?It?s a great victory for me, and not just for me but for all of my country,? Alvarez said in an interview with CBS Sports. ?For all of my people, my family and especially for my team. I?ve got a great trainer and he?s the one who brought me here from nothing. I didn?t knows what a jab was and now we?ve gotten to this level.? And for the Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya, he approves of his so-called title as ?the Mexican James Dean.?
The Mexican James Dean
?Sure, he reminds me of myself a little bit, except for the red hair,? De La Hoya said according to CBS Sports. ?He?s got everything you need to be a superstar. He?s young. He?s handsome. And the best thing about it from our perspective right now, it?s not just about that. He?s a real fighter too.?
And he proves to everyone his toughness when he enchanted the crowd with his willingness to a mega-fight between the Kazakhstan brute Gennady Golovkin. ?That?s why people love him, because he?s willing to fight the very best. And Golovkin is no exception,? De La Hoya shared. ?He?s eventually going to fight Golovkin, and the question is at what point do we let him loose? The time will come. And at the right time, people will see that fight.?
Check out the results of Saturday?s fights from CBS Sports:
WBC Middleweight title: Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) defeats Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs)
WBC Junior Lightweight title: Francisco Vargas (23-0-1, 17 KOs) defeats Takashi Miura (29-3-2, 22 KOs) by TKO.
Junior Featherweights: Guillermo Rigondeaux (16-0, 10 KOs) defeats Drian Francisco (28-4-1, 22 KOs) by unanimous decision.
Featherweights: Ronny Rios (25-1, 10 KOs) defeats Jayson Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs) by unanimous decision.
What do you think about the fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.