MEXICO CITY (August 26, 2015) – WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former Two-Time Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) hosted a Mexico City press conference today in front of more than 100 media members that was broadcast live in Mexico on TV Azteca. The event drew hundreds of excited, screaming fans that cheered for both fighters during the press conference.
With seven world titles between them, impressive resumes and high levels of popularity in their home countries, Cotto vs. Canelo is shaping up to be the biggest fight in boxing this year and the biggest fight in the history of the famed Puerto Rico vs. Mexico rivalry.
Below are quotes and photos from the Mexico City press conference stop for Cotto vs. Canelo:
MIGUEL COTTO: WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion
“Freddie (Roach) has brought something great to my career. I trust him completely and he trusts me.
“We are both great fighters and are coming to give a great fight on November 21st.”
CANELO ALVAREZ: Former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight
“I am a complete fighter, I am more mature. I am very excited because this fight is coming at a great time for me and my career.
“I am very grateful that I am always welcomed here in Mexico and shown great respect. The support of Mexicans is unmatched. It is an honor to fight Miguel Cotto.”