Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision Saturday night, further staking his claim to be the best fighter in the post-Mayweather world. Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) turned back a strong attack from Cotto (40-5-0, 33 KO’s) and won by comfortable margins of 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111.
InTheCorner.net had it a little closer at 116-112 for Alvarez.
It was a very interesting fight, worthy of the pay-per-view buildup, with Cotto attacking and moving, at time controlling the fight, while Alvarez countered well. Neither fighter was in serious trouble but it was an action fight throughout.
Down the stretch, Cotto’s attack was unable to sustain any effectiveness and Alvarez finished well.
Both fighters’ resumes feature some of the biggest names in the sport. While Cotto has lost three of his last six fights, all against big-name opposition, Alvarez continues his run that was only slowed down by a decision loss to Mayweather in 2013. This was a fight where Alvarez was too young and strong for the aging Cotto, who did nothing to embarrass himself.