Carlos Quintana Targets Canelo Alvarez Showdown

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, Las Vegas - Carlos "El Indio" Quintana (29-3, 23KOs) was very excited following Saturday night's sixth round knockout victory over Deandre Latimore on the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto televised pay-per-view undercard.  The former welterweight champion resurrected his career with the upset win.

 "We worked hard to get ready for this fight. We were out 15 months. We were happy to get in there and get the win. We are ready for whoever they put in front of us but we would really like Canelo next," Quintana told

The Puerto Rican fighter congratulated Saul "Canelo" Alvarez for his dominating victory over Shane Mosley. He also said that the popular Mexican has secured his status as a legit champion. Alvarez will return on September 15th at the MGM Grand, headlining his own HBO pay-per-view.

"Canelo fought a good fight. He is a real fighter. A lot of people call him fake (champion) but I don't think so. He is a real champion and I would love to fight him," said Quintana.

Quintana also praised his fellow countryman Miguel Cotto, whom he had previously faced in defeat.  He thought Cotto fought a great fight versus Floyd Mayweather but that it just wasn't enough to beat the 5 division champion.

"Cotto fought a good a fight but he was facing Mayweather who is always hard to beat," Quintana concluded.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoelRa79 on 05-07-2012

please dont be another canelo stepping stone, there plenty of good matchups fr indio at 154, kirkland, k9, mora, even p will., powell, angulo, etc...

Comment by nycsmooth on 05-07-2012

CQ isn't ranked in WBC top 10 & what about the top 3 of Vanes, Kirkland & Lara WBC keeps letting Alvarez avoid...he's required 2 box the #1 or winner of final eliminator btwm 1& no way Jose puts the…

Comment by BoxerDood on 05-07-2012

If Canelo didnt have that stupid paper title, this would be a legit fight. He's still young and needs experience. For him, Quintana is a good fight. But for a champion? No.

Comment by mex602 on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=MalikKnucklez;12089883]Canelo needs to be taking a step up, not a step down.[/QUOTE] Canelo would tax that ass

Comment by CAMPER on 05-07-2012

Quintana would be a decent challenge. I still think Canelo needs to be facing the top contenders to the title though. You groom a guy BEFORE he gets a title, not afterwards!!!

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