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Floyd Mayweather Jr Latest Miguel CottoBy Eric Thomas: With sadness, regrets to tell you that Angelo Dundee, 90, died today in Tampa, Florida. Dundee previously trained boxing greats Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, Carmen Basilio, and worked recently as a consultant to Oscar De La Hoya. The boxing world will miss Dundee.

Cotto a better choice for Mayweather than Saul Alvarez

Unbeaten WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. revealed who his next opponent will be on Wednesday by picking WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto to fight on May 5th. Floyd will be challenging for Cotto’s World Boxing Association title on HBO pay-per-view on Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday.

Mayweather had previously been considering facing talented but green WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez to fight May 5th, but went with the more established and better known Cotto. This may hurt Mayweather in terms of attracting some of the Mexican fans that he could have drawn if he had taken on Alvarez in the main event. However, Cotto is such a popular fighter that it’ll likely be a wash. Alvarez will on the same card anyway but facing someone else. Golden Boy Promotions are currently looking at several options for Alvarez to fight, one of them being 40-year-old Shane Mosley.

Right now at this point in Cotto’s career he’s a better choice than Alvarez because he’s fighting at a higher level and is a more complete fighter. He is a better puncher than Alvarez and can do more things in terms of movement and showing different styles. Cotto can adapt quicker and can from a straight up slugger to that of a pure boxer in a flash. Alvarez is more of a slugger at this point in his career. That could chance once he starts facing better opposition.

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