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Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez confirmed for Las Vegas, healthy Pacquiao wants Floyd rematch in 2016

1.13K   //    15 Aug 2015, 13:56 IST
Its the fight the world has been waiting for, Puerto Rico vs Mexico

- Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya finally made it official to the world, that the showdown that has been long awaited would finally happen. Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto and Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is set for Nov. 11, 2015, inside Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) has been dominating by aggressively tearing into opponents by some precise body strikes since his not so impressive performance against Austin Trout in 2012. He has been atop the 140 and 147-pound divisions and in his last fight he defeated Daniel Geale in four rounds to defend his WBC middleweight title.

“Canelo” (45-1, 32 KO) has been equally impressive with showings that were a treat to watch, by facing top competition of his division and defeating Erislandy Lara by split decision and James Kirkland via knockout. His only loss was against Floyd Mayweather.

The bout is sure to be a slugfest with the skill and style of both these boxers meshing well with each other with a knockout finish sure a possibility.

- Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao, who has recovered from his shoulder injury is aching for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather in 2016 and still believes he won the last fight. The last fight ended in a unanimous decision and Manny believes Floyd was running away from him the whole fight. "He was running away all the time, I was making the fight by stalking him and believe that I deserved a victory. " according to Manny. 

Though experts at the Leonard Garcia School o' Biffing may agree with Pacquiao, Floyd’s footwork was too good even though Manny landed punches in the process getting hit a lot. Manny says he would concentrate on their fight and would want it to happen in 2016 and would also do better than last time.

Although Floyd faces Andre Berto next, Manny's promoter, Bob Arum said that Manny should face Amir Khan instead of Floyd.

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