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Cotto is Still Very Much Interested in Facing Canelo

By Rene Umanzor

Former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) is still very interested in facing Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-1-1, 30KOs). Canelo plans to return in the month of March after suffered a twelve round decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. Cotto himself was beaten by Mayweather in May 2012, but gave the pound-for-pound king all he could handle. After suffering yet another loss, to Austin Trout in December 2012, Cotto came firing back on October 5th with an easy three round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez.

Cotto denied that Canelo's recent defeat has made him a less attractive possibility. There are discussions of Cotto possibly facing WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in the summer of next year. Cotto is interested in facing Martinez, but says the fight is far from being a done deal.

"I have always been willing to take on the big names. Canelo is one of them and I hope they can make this fight later on in my career. Canelo has what he has because he won his fights and he worked for it, and you can't look down on any opponent because of his defeats. I know the kind of quality that he has, what kind of fighter that he is. I will continue on my way and if we happen to cross paths later on - I'm ready," Cotto said.

Rene Umanzor covers boxing in Mexico for The Record.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Johnny Doomzday on 10-22-2013

This fight would do good numbers. I'd root for Cotto

Comment by thatdudespits on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=thatdudespits;13861789]let me start off by saying styles make fights... the only thing I have ever seen Cotto troubled by is volume. You have to be able to out throw and out work him. I dont think a guy who sits…

Comment by thatdudespits on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=LADIV;13863622]your probably puerto rican so your opinion does not really count. Its like me saying canelo did an awesome job against money may,because im mexican..[/QUOTE] The general consensus was 7-5, 8-4 to some... only the judges had those ridiculous 117-111…

Comment by spytactics on 10-22-2013

[QUOTE=WatchForTheHook;13861809]The Dream Cotto-Sergio Cotto-Trout Cotto-Canelo Cotto-Lara Or GGG (if Cotto Wins all those fights) - Floyd-Garcia Floyd-Khan Floyd-Bradley Floyd-Pac(which most likely will never happen) then for the Final Fight in Both Careers Floyd and Cotto II Rematch You have Cotto…

Comment by dc3383 on 10-22-2013

Nothing that happened in Floyd fight changes my opinion that Canelo would TKO Cotto. What Floyd did to Canelo Cotto can't or ever did. I'm more convince by the way Cotto fought Delvin that Canelo would bodybag him.

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