Canelo vs Cotto Biggest Fight the sting from Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Manny Pacquiao is still there, which makes anyone who spent US$100 to watch that overhyped snoozer think twice about wasting their money on boxing again.
Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez are not to blame, HBO PPV Boxing but it does force them to have to work harder to sell their own fight. They get in the ring tomorrow night for what is expected to be the biggest pay-per-view fight since 4.4 million households bought into the hype in May for Mayweather-Pacquiao.While the fight is an attractive one for boxing fans, it will not match the pay-per-view record set six months ago.
However, Oscar de la Hoya likes what it brings to the sport, even if it struggles at the box office.
“Mayweather was all about the business, how many pay-per-views, how much money was made,” said De la Hoya, who promotes Alvarez. “We’re going back to the roots of boxing, where if you fight the best, everything follows that. And this is a perfect example of the best fighting the best.”Fans of Gennady Golovkin would argue with that, but Cotto versus Alvarez just might be the best matchup of the year in boxing. Better yet for those contemplating spending US$69.95 to watch it at home, it does not figure to lack for action.This being boxing, of course, even a potentially great fight has its issues. It was supposed to be for a piece of the middleweight title, but now only Alvarez can leave the ring as a champion if he wins.
Cotto was stripped of his 160 pound title this week rather than agree to the demands of the ringmasters at the WBC, who wanted him to pay a US$300,000 sanctioning fee to keep his belt.
In anticipation of the upcoming fight, ESPN boxing experts share their forecast and analysis around the match between superstars Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.Julio Cesar Chavez, former boxing star and ESPN Deportes’ A Los Golpes analyst As Mexican, logically I’m rooting for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. I also lean towards him for his youth, strength and hunger for winning the fight. Ivan “El Iron Boy” Calderon, former professional boxer and ESPN Deportes’ boxing coverage analyst If Miguel follows his style of blocking a giving at the same time, he could surprise. But I as things are looking, I have to lean towards Canelo.
Joe Cortez, ex boxing referee
This is a fight that will please fans . It’s going to be very close, but I align myself with Cotto winning by divided decision.The boxing legends will appear as special guests in Cotto vs. Canelo: a One Nación & A Los Golpes Special, airing Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN Deportes, and Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm on ESPNEWS. The pre-show show is hosted by the Networks’ boxing experts Bernardo Osuna, Claudia Trejos and Marysol Castro.Bernardo Osuna, lead commentator and reporter for ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ boxing coverage Any time a Mexican and a Puerto Rican fighter step into the ring, special things happen and I expect the same when Cotto and Canelo fight on Saturday night, giving us a battle worthy of this great rivalry.Claudia Trejos, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights host Puerto Rico vs Mexico is the most exciting rivalry in boxing. I expect Cotto-Canelo to be one for the books
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Both of these fighters are looking to take home a title that is legendary between Puerto Rico and Mexico. It will be a thriller for sure and with national bragging rights on the line, I am going to go with Miguel Cotto.Canelo Cotto Live Stream