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Cotto Tabs 155 as Weight For Canelo, Open To Location

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) has no problem with facing Mexican star Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KOs) at a catch-weight of 155-pounds.

For Saturday's fight with Daniel Geale, Cotto weighed 153.6-pounds - which is under the junior middleweight limit of 154. Cotto dominated the action and stopped Geale in four rounds at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Canelo has fought his last three bouts at 155-pounds.

"If he's been fighting at 155 for his last three fights. I've been fighting at 159 [as the contract weight] for [Sergio] Martinez [and] my weight [for that fight] was 155. I was fighting at 157 for Daniel Geale and my weight was 153.6. We can make it at 155 [for Canelo], no problem," Cotto said.

Regarding the location, Cotto's second home is on the East Coast - preferably New York - where his Puerto Rican fan base is extremely strong. Canelo's Mexican fan base is very strong on the West Coast - preferable in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Cotto has no problem with exploring the options regarding the location.

"No matter where the fight happens, I'll be ready for him," Cotto said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by icha on 06-08-2015

[QUOTE=handwraps;15771746]Ummm that's actually Canelos new weight class that he created. But let the hate begin.[/QUOTE] no one should have a problem with this, since he isnt draining canelo, 154 or 155 canelo should be ok, if not he better start…

Comment by handwraps on 06-08-2015

Ummm that's actually Canelos new weight class that he created. But let the hate begin.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-08-2015

[QUOTE=Da Boxer;15770736]Cotto showing his uranium balz by offering to come down to "Canelo weight" where he campaigns and being open to venue! #WarCotto will be wrecking Canelo come this fall! Ill be there to witness this historic as$ beating that…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-08-2015

[QUOTE=mathed;15770146]What MW title holder holds 160 fighters to CW's at less than 160 and then brags about not being a MW fighter? GTFO with the excuses..if you ain't a MW fighter then drop the damn belt and quit your damn…

Comment by Fetta on 06-08-2015

San Jose Shark Tank!!! Best place it can be

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