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De La Hoya: Miguel Cotto is also an Option For Canelo

By Miguel Rivera

Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has big plans for WBC/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs). After unifying the titles on Saturday night with a decision victory over Austin Trout, the Mexican star is looking for big things in the fall. Canelo wants to return on Mexican Independence Day Weekend, September 14th, in a major fight.

At the top of Canelo's list is Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs), who defends his title on May 4th in Las Vegas against Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18KOs). If a deal with Mayweather cannot be reached, or Guerrero pulls of a major upset, then another good possibility for the fall is former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30KOs) of Puerto Rico.

"We have very big plans for the Canelo Alvarez. What I will do is invite [Canelo] to sit and watch the Mayweather fight on May 4, to study [Mayweather] and then make a decision. Canelo wants Mayweather, but Floyd has to beat Guerrero first and that is not an easy fight. [Cotto and Mayweather] are both options, but Canelo Alvarez has said that he wants to fight the best and the best is currently Floyd Mayweather. But we have to see what will happen on May 4 because there is no guarantee [that Mayweather will win]. Guerrero is tough. If there is a day where Floyd could lose his undefeated record, it would be on May 4th," De La Hoya told GDA Deportes.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alpha & Omega on 04-23-2013

Canelo gives Cotto a solid beating and stops him. Cotto still has some fights left in him and can get some W's but he needs to stay far away from Canelo, GGG, Martinez 100%. I could see him beating Ishe…

Comment by pistol whip on 04-23-2013

[QUOTE=thoughtsss;13284818]IMO i thought Trout did more in the Canelo fight to get the win. Its not about admitting I was wrong because up until the trout fight he had zero solid wins. Yes beating trout was a solid win but…

Comment by kenwills on 04-23-2013

Man I can agree more about Cotto. I have great respect for him but especially at 154 he's collecting a check. Canelo needs to fight GGG, Martinez, or Chavez Jr for me to take him serious. He will not be…

Comment by Lords on 04-23-2013

[QUOTE=pistol whip;13284716]Wait wait wait! Now the knock on Canelo is that he hasn't completely obliterated a top fighter? You motherfukers are pathetic do you know that? You knock the kid because he hasn't fought anyone. He gets a solid win…

Comment by adrsan84 on 04-23-2013

Ideally he would face the winner of the Lara-Angulo fight. The problem is that even though that fight would settle a lot more at 154 it wouldn't be nearly the event the Cotto fight would be. If Cotto feels okay…

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