Saul Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) is the new lineal middleweight champion of the world.
It was a highly technical battle. It is a fight wherein every exchanges might break into an all out brawl. But either Canelo nor Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) reach the breaking point. They both stick to their tactical plan. The result was a mixture of boxing science in execution and entertaining display of action — more than enough to wake you up — if you fall asleep during the Rigondeux-Francisco snooze-fist.
Canelo won wide from all the three judges scorecards at ringside against Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto. The official scores were: 117-111, 119-110 and 118-110.
More detailed post fight recap soon.