Roach: Canelo-Golovkin shouldn’t happen until Canelo fights Cotto again

canelo998333333By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach is still complaining about his fighter Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) losing his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) from last November in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cotto, 35, lost the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 117-111.

Roach thinks that the Canelo vs. IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin unification fight should not take place next year until Cotto is given a rematch in order to clear up what Roach feels was the controversial scoring for the Cotto-Canelo fight.

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Cotto-Canelo generates 13th highest gate in Vegas history

1-cotto-canelo-results (10)By Dan Ambrose: If Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya was looking for a reason to push a rematch between his golden goose Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) onto the boxing public, I think he may have found a reason. The figures released for the fight probably has De La Hoya licking his chops at the idea of putting together a Canelo-Cotto rematch.

According to Dan Rafael, the gate figures were released today with the Cotto-Canelo fight generating $12,470,200 from the 10,198 tickets that were sold for the fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Cotto-Canelo brings in 900,000 PPV buys on HBO

cotto931111By Dan Ambrose: If WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) was looking for an excuse for why he shouldn’t have to face interim WBC 160lb champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) now or perhaps never, I think he finally has got the excuse.

Canelo’s recent fight last month against former WBC middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) brought an official number of 900,000 pay-per-view fights on HBO, according to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated.

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Canelo’s trainer says Roach has polluted Cotto’s mind

roach991By Dan Ambrose: Eddy Reynoso, the trainer for new WBC middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs), thinks that Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach has warped the mind of Cotto by making him think that he won the fight against Canelo last Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roach and Cotto surprised a lot of boxing fans after the fight by saying that they felt that they had won the contest. Floyd Mayweather Jr. thinks that Roach didn’t do a good job working Cotto’s corner in the fight by failing to realize how dire the situation was for the 35-year-old Puerto Rican fighter and by not telling him to step up the pace in the last half of the fight.

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Canelo Alvarez’s bogus win means another black eye for boxing

canelo663222By Rob Blakeman: It has always been my understanding that in boxing, to take a Champions crown you must do so decisively. There must be no question, no doubt, a true beating by the better man must be witnessed and acknowledged if not quite by all then by the vast majority.

Otherwise the Champion should keep the title he usually worked and battled so hard to win. The scorecards for Miguel Cotto against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez did appear to attest to such a drubbing, reading as follows: 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111.

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Cotto-Canelo estimates at 900K PPV buys

1-cotto-canelo-results (8)By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya made mention before last Saturday’s mega-fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) and Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) that the fight would bring in between 1.5 million and 2.5 million buys on HBO pay-per-view.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going to be bringing in anywhere close to that number of buys. According to early estimates, the Cotto vs. Canelo fight will do at least 900,000 PPV buys, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. 900,000 is a respectable number, but nowhere near the huge amount of buys that De La Hoya was predicting for the fight.

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Mayweather thinks Roach didn’t give right advice to Cotto

roach991By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn’t impressed with Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach last Saturday night with the way he worked Cotto’s corner in his 12 round decision loss to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) in their fight in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mayweather was particularly disappointed with the way that Roach failed to put some heat under Cotto in the last half of the fight to tell him that he was trailing and needed to pick up the pace if he wanted to win.

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Was the “rejuvenated Cotto” all hype?

1-canelo-cotto-results (17)By BN: Last Saturday night we seen Saul “Canelo” Alvarez win the WBC Middleweight championship of the world by 12 round unanimous decision over Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. First and foremost there should be nothing but respect towards Miguel Cotto as he put up a spirited effort and tried his best as he always does and fought like a warrior.

Canelo on the other hand was too much for Cotto and picked him apart by landing the cleaner, more accurate and heavier shots and consistently walked Cotto down over 12 rounds.

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Cotto thinks he beat Canelo

1-canelo-cotto-results (13)By Dan Ambrose: Two days after his 12 round unanimous decision loss to the popular Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) from last Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) isn’t happy with the decision that was handed down by the three judges in his fight on HBO PPV.

Cotto thinks he did more than enough to win 8 of the 12 rounds, and he’s not pleased that he was on the receiving end of a decision loss. The judges scored the fight for Canelo by the scores of 119-109, 118-110, and 117-111. While most boxing fans felt that Canelo had done enough to deserve the win, fans didn’t agree that he won by that wide of a margin.

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Cotto-Canelo Entertains, Rigondeaux Bores, Miura-Vargas Steals the Show!

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By Michael Montero – A raucous crowd of 11,274 fans from all over the world packed the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Saturday night to watch Saul “Canelo” Alvarez challenge Miguel Cotto for the lineal middleweight championship. The entire card featured boxers from seven different countries with four marquee bouts televised on a special HBO Boxing PPV broadcast. There were cheers, there were boos, there were tears, there was blood – but in the end, everyone in the arena felt they had got their money’s worth.

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