By Miguel Rivera
The teams behind WBC middleweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto (40-4 and 33 knockouts) and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KOs) are deep in discussions for a fall fight, likely in first or second week or November.
Cotto prefers to have the fight in either New York City or Las Vegas. He's not really moved by facing Canelo in Texas, but the location has not been ruled out. There will be a promotional tour that will include at least four to five cities, which could inclide San Juan, New York, Los Angeles, Texas, Mexico and Las Vegas.
As far as location, New York is at the top of Cotto's list while Canelo would prefer Texas. Las Vegas appears to be middle ground for both.
"There were conversations, but still we have nothing official," said Cotto's adviser Gaby Peñagarícano to El Vocero. "I think November could be the month. But October also has some alternatives. We are also more inclined with New York and Las Vegas. Texas, not so much, but it is not ruled out."
"Things are looking good, positive so far. But I could not say that there is agreement yet. At the present, everyone is very positive. From what is left, are two important aspects [the date and location]. But the talks have been fruitful. Undoubtedly the one in the driver's seat, as was the case in the past, is Miguel Cotto."