Felix Trinidad Picks Canelo over Cotto, Discredits Cotto’s Recent Wins

1-CaneloKirklandWorkout3By Raj Parmar: Puerto Rican boxing icon Felix Trinidad is seemingly not a huge fan of his countryman and current middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. As the megabout between Cotto and popular Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez gets closer to being finalized for later this year, Trinidad is siding with Canelo to get the victory.

While it is one thing to pick who you really feel is going to win a fight, Felix seems to go out of his way to play down Cotto’s recent wins.

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Looking Back – 18th September 1999: Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad

By Peter Wells (twitter- @boxingpeter): With the upcoming latest installment of the Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry coming up on June 15th when Mikey Garcia of Mexico takes on Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico, I felt it fitting to look back at a much talked about Mexico-Puerto Rico match-up which I had yet to witness until today.

That match-up was between two of their respective nations greatest treasures as National icons, Oscar De La Hoya and Felix ‘Tito’ Trinidad faced off in Las Vegas. A fight still talked about to this very day, not entirely for the drama in the ring but the controversial scoring that gave Felix Trinidad a majority decision win. The general consensus was that the fight was either a draw or a close victory for De La Hoya.

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George Foreman and Felix Trinidad celebrate birthdays today

foreman454By Allan Fox: Former 1968 U.S Olympic heavyweight Gold medalist and former IBF/WBA/WBC World heavyweight champion George Foreman (76-5, 68 KO’s) turns 64 today. Also, former three division world champion Felix “Tito” Trinidad (42-3, 35 KO’s) turns 40 today.

Trinidad was one of the best welterweights in boxing in the 1990s, beating the likes of Hector Camacho, Oba Carr, Freddie Pendleton, Maurice Blocker, Pernell Whitaker, David Reid, Fernando Vargas, Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas. In 2000, Trinidad moved up to light middleweight and captured the WBA World light middleweight title with a win over David Reid. He then beat Marmadou Thiam, Vargas, and William Joppy.

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Miguel Cotto-Felix Trinidad: Felix says he’s up for the challenge- News

Image: Miguel Cotto-Felix Trinidad: Felix says he’s up for the challenge- NewsBy Peter Wells: In very recent news according to news in Puerto Rico, the once great Felix Trinidad is interested in fighting fellow Puerto Rican former World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. Tito was a legend and one of the best boxers on the planet, but his career went to pot after being embarrassed and knocked out by Bernard Hopkins. Tito’s last fight was a 12 rounds point’s defeat to Roy Jones Jr at 170lb catch weight.

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Is Trinidad the Best That Hopkins Can Come Up With?

hopkins66649By Dave Lahr: I don’t know what Bernard Hopkins (49-5-1, 32 KOs) is thinking by looking at fighting a rematch with 36-year-old Felix Trinidad (42-3, 35 KOs). Hopkins is supposedly kicking around the idea of fighting Trinidad in November for what, I have no idea. This has got to be one of the worst ideas I think I’ve seen come from a fighter in some time. It reminds me a lot of Joe Calzaghe and his last fight of his career against Roy Jones Jr. I don’t mind a fighter getting a free payday, but when it comes at the expense of boxing fans in terms of a competitive fight, then it bothers me.

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