Schaefer: Canelo vs. Cotto Bout is Still Possible
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."
[QUOTE=cotto#1p4p;12762823][B]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. [/B] Cotto has no business fighting at 154,…Comment by fitefan on 12-03-2012
[QUOTE=big_james10;12764017]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).…Comment by mrlopez on 12-03-2012
[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;12766092][B][COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR][/B]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…Comment by GOD-FR33 on 12-03-2012
[B][COLOR="Blue"][/COLOR][/B]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…Comment by yocto on 12-03-2012
If Canelo beats Cotto, people would say he was passed his prime, just like with Mosley.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (106)