Boxing: Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Miguel Cotto Official for Nov. 21

By Mike Fridley Aug 13, 2015
The long-standing boxing rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico will soldier forward.

HBO Boxing on Thursday afternoon notified that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) and Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) have signed the dotted line and will square off Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

“Historically, mega-fights are made because fans demand them,” said Alvarez in a statement sent to “In this case, the fans have spoken out, longing for this fight and it is my pleasure to say that it is finally happening. All fights at this level are very important, but this fight in particular has something more. It will hold a special place in history as part of the big rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico, and I promise all the fans that this is going to be an event that will not disappoint.”

Cotto’s WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Championship titles will be on the line when the pair collide, and will air in the U.S. exclusively on HBO pay-per-view.

“I will give the fans the fight they want to see,” declared Cotto. “As I have always said, during my whole career, I am here to fight the best names and the best fighters. This will be another chapter in my career and I will be ready for him. Fans will enjoy a real fight, another classic battle in the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry.”


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