Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez
The WBC World Middleweight Championship
Cotto and Canelo set for mouthwatering world title showdown
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, November 21st at 6pm.
Miguel Cotto: 5’7″, October 29, 1980, Age: 35 , Birth Place: Caguas, Puerto Rico , Orthodox , Won 40 / Lost 4 / Drawn 0 / KO’s 33 , Trophy: Middleweight
Canelo Alvarez: 5′ 9”, July 18, 1990, Age: 25, Birth Place: Juanacatlan, MX, Guadalajara, MX, Orthodox, Won 45 / Lost 1 / Drawn 1 / KO’s 32, trophy: Junior Middleweight
Alvarez’s five biggest wins to date.
5. Alfredo Angulo (2014-03-08)
4. James Kirkland (2015-05-09)
3. Shane Mosley (2012-05-05)
2. Austin Trout (2013-04-20)
1. Erislandy Lara (2014-07-12)
Miguel Cotto’s five biggest wins.
5. Joshua Clottey (2009-06-13)
4. Paulie Malignaggi (2006-06-10)
3. Antonio Margarito (2011-12-03)
2. Sergio Martinez (2014-06-07)
1. Shane Mosley (2007-11-10)
This is the ‘Fight of the Year’ that true boxing fans have been waiting for between two of the biggest stars in the sport today,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “Cotto vs. Canelo will be an epic showdown, full of non-stop action from the moment the first bell rings.
Cotto and Alvarez are the biggest names emerging in the midweight world since the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao mega-fight earlier this year. The two will come face-to-face at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but we’re bringing the fight to you live from our massive projection screens at Spirit Mountain.
About prize money:
The $10-million guarantee is a record for Cotto, whose previous high was set when he made a guaranteed $8 million to fight Mayweather. That May 2012 fight, which resulted in a unanimous decision victory for Mayweather, generated 1.4 million buys for $94 million in domestic PPV revenue.
Alvarez has never been guaranteed this much money for one fight, but it isn’t likely that it will generate more PPV buys than his bout with Mayweather. Mexico’s top boxing star lost to Mayweather two years ago in a fight that reached 2.2 million buys and set a record with $150 million in PPV revenue.