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 Last update:  7/14/2014       Read more by Salvador Rodriguez         
   
Team Canelo: Kirkland Possible in The Fall, Then Cotto
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By Salvador Rodriguez

As most expected, a mega-fight between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) and Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs) will have to wait until next year. Canelo's manager and co-trainer, Jose "Chepo" Reynoso met with Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya and they decided that a fight with Cotto is better suited for May 2015. Cotto is slated to defend his WBC middleweight crown in December.

"On Sunday we met with Oscar to discuss the future of Canelo. A fight with Cotto is a natural, but probably we should wait until May 2015," Reynoso said.

One opponent who Canelo could possibly face in November is dangerous puncher James Kirkland (32-1, 28KOs). After a lackluster fight on Saturday with Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara, where Canelo gave chase for twelve rounds, a fight with Kirkland would certainly guarantee fireworks.

"Kirkland is a good opponent. Canelo has always asked to face the best and I think it would be a good fight for recognition, before climbing into the ring with Cotto, probably in May. It seems that is how things are being planned," added Reynoso.

Tags: Saul Alvarez , Miguel Cotto , James Kirkland


 

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comment by Realboxingfan1, on 07-16-2014
[QUOTE=4Corners]Canelo-Cotto by the way is NOT HAPPENING in May, or Cinco De Mayo weekend. Floyd will be going on that date and everyone knows it.[/QUOTE]i don't know about that canelo allready said he's taking back the mexican dates,we will have to see what happens cotto vs canelo is to big n...

comment by Realboxingfan1, on 07-16-2014
[QUOTE=Bardock]smh you cant ever satisfy these "fans" lol[/QUOTE] wtf is syndicate1985 joking or is he really serious "peeleft:wow and I'm supposed to take this site serious with post like these and Lara's sweethearts still crying smh.lol

comment by Hougigo, on 07-15-2014
[QUOTE=Divine Hammer]will this fight be at 155 again? why is canelo avoiding his real weight class (middleweight)?[/QUOTE] First time was a last minute change Last time was because he didn't want the belt I wonder what the next reason is?

comment by MrTambourineMan, on 07-15-2014
Canelo-Kirkland & Canelo-Cotto = [URL=http://pimpandhost.com/image/29879696-original.html]http://ist2-2.filesor.com/pimpandhost.com/2/2/4/3/22438/2/1/n/4/21n4A/tumblr_m14dcxwcE01r4cqijo1_400.gif[/URL] The Ejaculis Equation.

comment by BoxingLaw, on 07-15-2014
[QUOTE=Divine Hammer]will this fight be at 155 again?[/QUOTE] Great question. It's going to be interesting to see what they(GB) decide regarding the weight.

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