Next Fight: Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez – Numbers You Need to Know

Cotto vs Alvarez


The old adage goes, “If the casinos don’t know, no one knows.” Well, Las Vegas casinos currently have Canelo Alvarez as a -225 favorite. This means that someone confident enough in the fact that he will win the fight to wager money on it would have to bet $225 just to win $100. Given the fact that he is going up against the current champion of the Middleweight division, this number is highly unusual and out of the ordinary. +200 on Cotto to win is very difficult to pass up for anyone who may be in Sin City in the near future.


Miguel Cotto‘s record is 40-4 throughout the course of his illustrious career at the professional level. His first fight was a TKO knockout at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on the evening of February 23, 2001. His most recent victory game against Daniel Geale, also by TKO. It would be foolish to suggest he is not primed and very ready for this upcoming matchup.

Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarex


Canelo Alvarez‘s record is a bit more impressive, going by the numbers. His professional career dates back to the late fall of 2005, and the only blemish on his record is a loss by decision at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr in the summer of 2013. He actually has far more wins than his impressive pro total of 45, having begun boxing at the age of 13 and always having a knack for packing a punch.

Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto

155 to 175

It has been well reported that Alvarez’s intentions include doing whatever it takes to meet the 155-pound weight requirement at the weigh-in, slated for approx 30 hours before the fight. This is typical requiem for many fighters going into every important fight, but this situation is a little on the extreme side. It is believed that Alvarez will re-inflate to approximately 175 lbs by the time he walks into the ring at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on the evening of November 21.

Such a drastic situation has come under scrutiny from health professionals in recent years, who object to the practice of fighters losing and re-gaining as much as 15% of their body weight in a 48-hour period. Nonetheless, this is simply how it is done within the tightly-guarded circle of professional boxing.


Each fighter is on a 3-0 winning streak coming into this bout. That is significant for a number of reasons. Alvarez, as mentioned before, suffered the only loss in his entire career to Floyd Mayweather back on September 14 of 2013, and he has done everything necessary to amend that singular misstep in the time since.

Cotto was a champion before and is once again champion, and his three consecutive title defenses have spanned the better part of two years. They serve as a testament to the fact that he can knock anyone out at any given time on any given night. is the place to go for tickets to this highly-anticipated upcoming middleweight bout.

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez Complete Face Off

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