Miguel Cotto vs Saul Alvarez Weigh Results
Saul Alvarez : 155 lbs
Migule Cotto: 153.5 lbs
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez versus Miguel Cotto
It seems that many boxing pundits are already rooting for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez to win the upcoming bout between him and Miguel Cotto in what is billed to be the most entertaining, hardcore boxing fight we have witnessed in recent years. However, Miguel Cotto has a lot going for him as he enters the ring on November 21st at the Mandalay Arena in Las Vegas.
Lets take a careful look at 5 of these.
Age comes with maturity and experience two critical factors in top flight boxing. Miguel Cotto has a whole decade on Canelo Alvarez. Cotto has had a professional career in boxing spanning a whole 14 years. That is not something you can right off that easily. Within those 14 years, he has fought a staggering 44 bouts with four losses. Cotto’s age definitely makes him the more mature fighter in this bout. This is clearly evident with his obvious ring side fighting intelligent, especially since teaming with his current trainer. In the Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto duel, age will definitely be a factor.
TRAINER FREDDIE ROACH.
Some of the highly successful boxers that Roach has trained are Pacquiao and Cesar Chavez. That has to count for something folks. Miguel Cotto will have the wisdom and experience of this legendary trainer on his side. Everyone acknowledges the fact that it is Freddie Roach who breathed new life into Miguel Cotto’s almost dead career who said his having Roch as his trainer is a huge advantage in this fight. Roach is designed the battle strategy for this particular fight and putting Cotto through his paces. Another key thing to accept is the great and authentic relationship that Miguel Cotto has with his trainer. This will definitely generate valuable synergy.
Freddie Roach has pointed out that part of his fight strategy is to have Miguel Cotto take advantage of his spectacular foot work; to hit and run. This is a great decision seeing that it has already worked in the fight between Mayweather and Canelo, which Canelo Alvarez lost. Well Canelo seems to have slow feet and Freddie Roach is sure Canelo will not manage to pin down Cotto.
Cotto is definitely at a disadvantage with Canelo as far size is concerned. He is focused on overturning this with his superior and amazing boxing skills. Canelo who is accused and rightly so of being flat footed and out of his element on his back foot will have big issues to deal with when he encounters Cotto’s ability to control and maximize on distance.
RAPID COUNTER PUNCHING
Granted, Canelo Alvarez has more punch power than Miguel Cotto. No wonder Canelo likes to trap his opponents with a middle ring punching contest. However, Cotto has rapid counter punch skills and will definitely use this to his advantage. Canelo fairs miserably with technical and tactical opponents and Cotto is one of the best in the game. This tactical skill will definitely work to Cotto’s advantage if the fight goes into later rounds.
Well both players have promised us the fight of our lives and it will be exciting to witness this great and historical fight. Remember Miguel Cotto is the defending champion and incumbents hate to loose.