Canelo Alvarez scored the biggest win for his country and flag against Puerto Rico by beating Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision to claim the WBC middleweight championship.
The judges scored the match: 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. On what seemed to be a one-sided match to the eyes of the judges, fans were expecting that the scores would be tighter. Even his Coach, Freddie Roach was surprised with the result.
“What bothered me was that the scoring was so (wide),” Roach said.
“We didn’t lose the fight that much. There is no way.”
With Canelo’s win over Cotto, the clamor for a bigger super fight with him and Golovkin seems imminent but Alvarez’ promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, is not yet committed to the idea.
“I’m not saying he’s fighting anyone else, but I’m not announcing anything,” De La Hoya said.
“We’re going to let him rest and then we’ll talk about it. Is he going to fight Triple-G? Absolutely, of course. It’s not a question. Canelo is willing to fight anyone.”
The demand for Golovkin-Alvarez to match-up has been demanded by boxing fans all over the globe and with Canelo’s win over Cotto – this seems more possible than ever before.
“It would be a difficult fight for both of them, because they know each other,” Golden Boy partner and former world champion Bernard Hopkins said.
“They’ve sparred each other many times and they have a feel for each other. That doesn’t give a 100-percent advantage, but when people look at Triple-G and Canelo, a fight fan will want that fight.
“We know that a fight fan isn’t a businessman. A fight fan isn’t a business person in boxing. … You have to look at all these ingredients and ask, ‘Do we get him now?’ or ‘Do we get him a fight or two from now?’”
Now with the demand there, it is now the promoters game to make this happen. Canelo and Golovkin are already looking forward to the match and the first Saturday of April may be a date that boxing fans will definitely mark.
“I’m ready for this, me and Canelo,” Golovkin said.
“Let’s do it.”