#CottoCanelo: Twitter Shows Its Love

A fight years in the making has finally come to fruition, as it was announced today that lineal middleweight champ Miguel Cotto will fight Mexico’s wunderkind Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a high-stakes bout. #CottoCanelo will take place at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay on November 21 and will be broadcast by HBO on PPV. Given all the anticipation surrounding it, Cotto’s and Canelo’s offensive-mindedness, the Mexico vs Puerto Rico angle, and the fact that it involves the two most popular fighters from their respective countries at the moment, we can expect the buzz to only keep building from now until fight night.

Who ya got?
Who ya got?

As much was revealed in our twitter feed; once the announcement broke, the avalanche of feedback came right behind it. Most of it was positive, as fans have easily identified this as the can’t miss pay-per-view of the second half of the year. Perhaps some of this is just relief at seeing Miguel Cotto has finally agreed to face a live opponent after draining Daniel Geale for his lone defense of the middleweight title he grabbed from Sergio Martinez last year. But truth be told, given Canelo’s and Cotto’s fighting styles and the fact their rabid fanbases badly want to see them beat on each other, nothing short than a Fight of the Year candidate is expected in November.

Perhaps the party that benefited most from the news was Golden Boy Promotions, headed by the Golden Boy himself, Oscar De La Hoya, since a string of recent fight announcements have garnered it tremendous goodwill amongst fans. On top of the Gennady Golovkin vs David Lemieux middleweight tilt announced a couple of weeks ago (whose winner may end up facing the victor of Cotto vs Canelo), GBP also disclosed a few days ago that Lucas Matthysse will face Victor Postol in what is expected to be a thrilling duel between hard punchers. This wave of appealing matches may have crested with Cotto vs Canelo, which promises intrigue, drama, and a good amount of violence. It will be a clash the whole boxing world will be watching with excitement and anticipation; no one can say the same about #MayweatherBerto.











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One thought on “#CottoCanelo: Twitter Shows Its Love

  • August 14, 2015 at 6:41 am

    Fantastic, kudos to both fighters and Golden Boy (for some great match-making of late). This one will be a show-stopper.


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