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 Last update:  12/2/2012       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Schaefer: Canelo vs. Cotto Bout is Still Possible
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

There is still a possibility that we might get to see the Mexico vs. Puerto Rico grudge match between WBC 154-pound champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and former three-division beltholder Miguel Cotto, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.

Golden Boy was planning to stage the fight on May 4th - but the match took a serious hit on Saturday night when WBA "regular" champion Austin Trout secure a lopsided twelve round decision over Cotto at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Schaefer did not agree with the lopsided scores of 119-109, 117-111 and 117-111. He felt the fight was a lot closer. He says a fight between Canelo and Cotto is not exactly a dead issue, but he didn't specify if the mega-match could still move forward, as originally planned, for Cinco De Mayo weekend.

"It was an interesting fight. I think the scoring was a bit too wide....119-109 and 117-111...I think it was way too wide. Paulie Malignaggi, who scored it for Showtime, had it a draw at 114-114. We knew Austin Trout had a difficult style and he obviously caused Miguel quite some problems. But Miguel came to fight and had his moments, so I think definitely it was a much closer fight than the results showed," Schaefer said.

"The 154-pound division is a very deep division. I still think, depending on Miguel, we'll sit down with him and his team...there is still a possibility that you could see a Mguel-Canelo fight, if Trout is a possibility [for Canelo]. There are a lot of names at 154."

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Miguel Cotto



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comment by fitefan, on 12-03-2012
[QUOTE=cotto#1p4p]I wouldn't watch Cotto vs Canelo, I wouldn't want my last image of Cotto being beaten from post to post by the younger Canelo, thus ending his career as a stepping stone. Cotto has no business fighting at 154, he should go down to WW, make a fight against an OK opponent and r...

comment by fitefan, on 12-03-2012
[QUOTE=big_james10]You are giving Alvarez way, way too much credit. Alvarez hasn't proven that he is capable of beating a top contender. He has fought nothing but C-class fighters so far (and that includes Mosley at the end of his career). I think Cotto, who has lost his last two fights would sti...

comment by mrlopez, on 12-03-2012
[QUOTE=GOD-FR33]In my opinion, Cotto won that fight on Saturday. These judges have an agenda for the three best fighters of this era, Mayweather, Cotto, and Pacquiao. Mayweather will get robbed next I guess. About the fight though. Cotto came out looking really good and I had him winning the firs...

Cotto didn't lose........
comment by GOD-FR33, on 12-03-2012
In my opinion, Cotto won that fight on Saturday. These judges have an agenda for the three best fighters of this era, Mayweather, Cotto, and Pacquiao. Mayweather will get robbed next I guess. About the fight though. Cotto came out looking really good and I had him winning the first 5 out of 7 rou...

comment by yocto, on 12-03-2012
If Canelo beats Cotto, people would say he was passed his prime, just like with Mosley.

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