Miguel Cotto takes on Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and the pair are undoubtedly looking forward to the fight.
The two fighters sat down for the HBO face off months ago, and with the show having now been aired ahead of fight night, the excitement continues to grow ahead of what promises to be a significant night for boxing.
While fans were left disappointed by the bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in May, many expect this event to be the complete opposite in terms of entertainment.
Both individuals have respect for one another and the rivalry that exists between Mexico and Puerto Rico in relation to boxing, but both also share a similar style and will be expected to go to war rather than look to shy away from one another.
As a result, it all leads to what should be an explosive bout with both Cotto and Canelo insisting that they will be looking for the knockout, while the former’s trainer, Freddie Roach, has claimed that he has put down a significant bet in backing his man such is his confidence.
Experience is on the side of Cotto, while youth resides with Canelo. Both men insisted that they had the better technique and speed as well as power, and those characteristics will ultimately determine how the fight plays out.
Regardless of who wins, this should be a fight to remember provided that both men step up and deliver on their promises.