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Cotto Heads To Alvarez-Lopez, Eyes Canelo For May

By Damián "Zafa" Ferrer and Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com has been advised that former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) will head for Las Vegas tonight. Cotto will be ringside at the MGM Grand on Saturday to watch Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) defend his WBC 154-pound title against Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18KOs).

Cotto faces WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout on December 1st in New York. Alvarez is scheduled to return in December if he gets past Lopez on Saturday. Our sources tell us that Cotto hopes to face Alvarez on May 4th, 2013 if both fighters win their upcoming bouts.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jray100k on 09-13-2012

I couldn't understand how Canelo thought he was ready for Mayweather without testing himself against Cotto. If he gets past Cotto, then and only then is he ready for Money May. If he loses, then he's got more work to…

Comment by carloscruz10009 on 09-13-2012

You guys do realize Cottos lil brother rocked Alvarez a couple of years ago... and Alphonzo Gomez was holding his own vs Alvarez as well not too long ago...

Comment by baya on 09-13-2012

this dude up there can't simply look up on the interwebs and see that cotto fought mosley in 07 and mosley in 08?? c'mon man.

Comment by carloscruz10009 on 09-13-2012

Should be a great fight..... But where?

Comment by fladz on 09-13-2012

If this gets made, I've got 1 bil on Cotto. Who wants it?

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