Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1) only lost to Floyd Mayweather, then the P4P no.1 fighter in the world, in his entire boxing career, and yet so much needs to prove. Apparently, it is not because of the lack of a number of fights he’s been through, as boxing analysts persist in questioning the quality of his opponents.
After a win over Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez next fight was set to face his most formidable opponent, one of the boxing’s most feared prizefighters in Gennady Golovkin, but instead he decided to vacate the WBC middleweight title, much to boxing fans’ chagrin.
Such a move only solidified analysts’ criticisms about him, choosing to fight smaller fighters, facing a bloated welterweight in Amir Khan and beating a less known Liam Smith.
Now we are all anticipating GGG for a Canelo Alvarez fight, as boxing news circulate. But rumors are spreading about a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather in his potential return bout.
Boxing news says that aside from Floyd, a Miguel Cotto rematch would be a much welcome option for a Canelo Alvarez next fight.
Miguel Cotto has not fought since their first match, and ring rust instantly becomes an issue. This, apart from the long-standing criticism against Canelo Alvarez, for his need to step up and fight pugs his own size, and to end his “cherry picking.”
“For me, it would be an honor to have a return fight with Miguel Cotto. But let’s see what happens. There have been no discussions about that fight. But let’s see if it can be done. Canelo Alvarez said in a report from Boxing Scene.
“2017 will be a great year for Canelo, the fans and for the fans of Canelo Alvarez. Yes, a rematch with Miguel Cotto is definitely possible. The first was the very good fight and who wouldn’t like to see the rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico? We are very good friends with Miguel Cotto, Bryan Perez and Hector Soto. We are very close friends and Miguel is an exemplary sportsman. Robert Diaz, matchmaker for Golden Boy said.
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