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Cotto-Canelo Over Mayweather-Pacquiao
Of course, coming into 2015 the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was the most anticipated fight of the year and has been for the last five years but after the fight finally went down only one word can describe it, "Disappointing." Fans were upset to get the opposite of what they hoped for which was an exciting and entertaining fight. Those who watched the fight through pay-per-view had to pay $100 dollars to see the fight and all if not many thought it was the biggest waste of $100 dollars. The fight alone made up to $300 million with over 5 million pay-per-view buys resulting in over $500 million through pay-per-view alone. But watching the fight would have people wondering how a fight that disappointing could generate so much money. Boxing fans even at time asked for a refund. Mayweather, with the decision win, earned the 60/40 split as agreed upon prior to the fight and walked away with over $200 million dollars.
But if you want to see an exciting fight, then stay tune for the Fall for when Miguel Cotto takes on Canelo Alvarez. The fight was also highly anticipated for quite some time as well as people have wanted to see the Puerto Rican-Mexican showdown as it is considered one of boxing's best rivalries. The two have been on a roll of late cruising through fights and have all the momentum in the world which makes this fight so much better and evenly matched. Although the fight is not expected to make the same amount of money as the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, this bout is expected to generate a lot so you can expect to see this fight make over seven figures especially since fans should be promised one thing about this fight, "Entertainment." Cotto and Canelo are considered the best boxers today and both have recorded over 30 knockouts in their career which makes this an even more exciting fight to watch. Prior to Cotto's fight with Daniel Geale, he had already agreed to face Canelo which would be set to take place in either October or November.
Arguably the best decision that Miguel Cotto has ever made was teaming up with the seven time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach. Cotto cruised through his three fights under Roach in dominating fashion taking out Delvin Rodriguez, Sergio Martinez, and Daniel Geale all by TKO. Many thought Cotto's career was coming to an end after suffering back to back defeats to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout. That's when Cotto decided to team up with Freddie Roach and it seems like the trainer has resurrected his career. Cotto seems to be rejuvenated and has been on a tear with no sign of slowing down. Roach has helped Cotto get back to finding his old form which is using his strength which includes the left hook which is his trademark punch. His left hook is one of the most devastating punches in boxing and is the reason why Cotto has 33 career knockouts. He is showing signs that he is still in his prime and is showing why he has won 4 different titles in 4 different weight classes and will be a future hall of famer. The 34 year old maybe be slowly getting up there in age but his performances surely doesn't show age being a factor at all.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is another who has been a role of late. He has won three fights in a row since his only defeat against Floyd Mayweather. A boxer who relies with his speed and power makes him such a relentless fighter which is why Canelo has recorded 32 career knockouts. Canelo has already recorded 45 professional victories and is only 24 years of age which means he can only get better with age. He seems to be entering his prime even though he has already been impressive and is rated in the top ten when it comes to pound for pound boxers. It's only a matter of time until fighters like Mayweather, Pacquiao, and Cotto retire which could possibly have Canelo become the face of boxing but that will be tested when he takes on Cotto in the fall.
40-4 (33 Knockouts)
Won (4th Round TKO) vs Daniel Geale
45-1 (32 Knockouts)
Won (3rd Round TKO) vs James Kirkland
Is Floyd Mayweather still in the picture? Mayweather has already beaten Canelo and Cotto in the past. He has one fight left on his contract with Showtime and many expect him to vacate his titles and retire but with Cotto and Canelo taking on each other, the winner of that bout could be looking to have a rematch with the undefeated champ. It would be interesting to see if Floyd sticks around and would be willing to accept a fight between one of the two before deciding to retire,