By Radio Rahim

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is gearing up to face WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on November 21st at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For Canelo, it won't be the first Cotto that he faces.

Back in 2010, Canelo made his HBO Pay-Per-View debut against Miguel's older brother, Jose Miguel Cotto. The fight was held on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley undercard on Cinco De Mayo weekend.

Things did not go as planned in the first round, when Canelo was badly rocked by the much smaller Jose and it almost seemed that an upset was about to happen.

Canelo recovered by the second, dropping Jose and went on to stop the older Cotto in the ninth round.

"My brother was a 135-pounder who put Canelo in bad condition in the first round, but it's different, you know.. In one corner you have Jose Miguel, my brother, and in the other corner you have Miguel Cotto," Jose said. 

Cotto is the undercard in the match, but he's not paying any attention to what the media or anyone else is saying.

“I don’t really care what the critics say. I am prepared to give Canelo a fight on November 21st and that’s all that matters," Cotto said. “I’m not here asking for any sympathy. I know who I am and I’m here to be Miguel Cotto on November 21st and give the fans a good fight. I have my eye on my career and this is the best fight for my career right now, so I’m ready to do what needs to be done to be on top.”