No Cotto, No Canelo

By Robert Ecksel on January 18, 2015
No Cotto, No Canelo
When Mayweather fought Canelo on Sept. 14, 2013, the two men made mucho dinero,

Canelo-Cotto looked like it was a done deal, until Cotto, believing he was being shortchanged, decided to walk…

May 2 is a magical date. It’s when Floyd Mayweather said he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao, which caused tongues to wag and fingers to fly across computer keyboards.

It’s also when Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto were supposed to fight.

Whether the superfight between Mayweather and Pacquiao ever happens is anyone’s guess. But Canelo-Cotto looked like it was a done deal, until Cotto, believing he was being shortchanged, decided to walk.

According to boxingscene.com, Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo’s promoter, is scrambling to find a replacement.

Possible opponents for Canelo are David Lemieux, who just signed with Golden Boy Promotions, Timothy Bradley, the incredible shrinking man James Kirkland, and maybe even Mayweather.

Many are tired of Mayweather rematches, but when Floyd and Canelo fought on Sept. 14, 2013, they made mucho dinero, despite the fact that the fight wasn’t competitive. Maybe Canelo has improved since then. Maybe Mayweather has lost a step. Maybe baby…and other anomalies.

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  1. The Fight Film Collector 10:20am, 01/20/2015

    I’m a fan of both Cotto and Canelo, but this is yet another obvious fight that would have been scheduled and held as par for the course just a decade ago.  At this point in the boxing, I believe the real warriors are the many journeyman fighters who slog in and out of the ring year after year, taking a beating in order to prop up the reputations of “future champions”, who once established, then spend their best years picking and choosing the opponents that produce the most income with the least wear and tear.

  2. NORMAN CANINO 12:20pm, 01/19/2015

    IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF RECOVERING THE CANELO / COTTO FIGHT.  THIS WOULD BE A MAGNIFICENT WELL BALANCED BOUT, THAT WOULD PROVIDE THE VIEWER DRAW.  EITHER OPPONENT HAS ENOUGH OF A FOLLOWING TO GUARANTEE SUCCESS.  I THINK PROMOTERS SHOULD WORK HARDER TO MAKE THIS CONTEST A REALITY.  ANY REPLACEMENT WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE AN EQUALLY BALANCED CONTEST.  A CONTEST, THAT WOULD DRAW AN ENTHUSIASTIC FOLLOWING, AND THAT WOULD PROVIDE A POSITIVE ATTENDANCE AND THUS A FRUITFUL PROMOTION.

  3. beeto 06:50pm, 01/18/2015

    “tired of Mayweather rematches” ????...He gave Maidana a deserved rematch. Where are all these other ‘rematches” Mayweather has done ???

  4. Koolz 04:42pm, 01/18/2015

    Cotto is open….I have bad feeling about this…Mayweather Cotto Oh my!
    Because who else is Cotto going to fight for Giant PVP!  It’s not Golovkin, GGG would destroy him.
    Bad feeling.

  5. Freddierios 04:24pm, 01/18/2015

    I have the contender for CANELO… his name is DEMITRIOUS ANDRADE

  6. Eric 09:54am, 01/18/2015

    Bradley is too small and lacks the punch needed to fight a guy the size of Canelo. Rather see Bradley matched up with Broner. Kirkland vs. Canelo sounds like a great matchup, but Kirkland hasn’t fought in over a year. Maybe if Kirkland gets a tuneup or two. Does anyone really want to see Canelo-Mayweather II?

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