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Miguel Cotto Leans To Canelo To Beat Golovkin in Rematch

By Miguel Rivera

Former four division world champion Miguel Cotto believes that Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez will make the necessary adjustments, to come out with the victory this Saturday when he will face IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Cotto stated that people in Las Vegas rarely recognize fine and technical boxing, but that this should be the strategy of Canelo against GGG, instead of going to war as many think he must do to not leave doubts about his supremacy.

"It's going to be a difficult fight to choose. I will sit down to enjoy the fight, I understand and I know that Canelo is going to eliminate all of those faults that he had in the first fight and he will present a smarter fighting pattern in this rematch... I'm going with Canelo," said Cotto to ESPN Deportes.

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Cotto and Canelo collided in a major fight in November 2015, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Canelo won a twelve round decision to capture the WBC middleweight belt. He would vacate the title the following year, when the sanctioning body pressed him to face Golovkin.

Cotto, who captured world titles at junior welterweight, welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight, retired from boxing in December of last year after suffering an upset loss to Sadam Ali.

Golovkin and Canelo fought to a controversial twelve round split draw, at the same Las Vegas venue, in September of 2017.

Cotto expects another close and competitive fight.

"This will be a difficult fight, as complicated as the first one. I realize that the one who has studied that first fight to perfection and found flaws that can get afloat from his opponent will come out victorious. Let's hope for a great fight like the first one and let's hope that the decision is fair and to the liking of all the public," Cotto said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Dat on 09-16-2018

Cotto’s assessment turned out right after all. I’d be interested to see the punch stats for this fight.

Comment by BLASTER1 on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;19099812]Come on Razor you're better than that.[/QUOTE] Is he really though? I dont think so.

Comment by Larry_Rushmore on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=chubuk7;19096725]It’s not just Jacobs. Go back to Lemieux, to Stevens, to Wade, to Monroe, to Murray, Vanes, Brooks, etc. They’re never the same after they went fight with Golovkin. GGG round 10. Come back here after the fight if you…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19097291]lil g lost the 1st fight that's why YOU picking Nelo in the 2nd fight. You think you slick....LMMFAO![/QUOTE] Come on Razor you're better than that.

Comment by NearHypnos on 09-15-2018

[QUOTE=MalaysiaPac;19098673]No, it's called being real. When you pick the guy who beat you to win just so you dont look that bad, it makes you look even worst.[/QUOTE] No. Real is the guy picking the guy he has first hand…

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