AFTER beating Miguel Cotto by a hard-fought unanimous decision at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, new WBC middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez told the media he wants to fight Gennady Golovkin in a superfight next year.
“A lot of people were asking me about Golovkin before the fight but out of respect for Cotto I did not say anything,” said Alvarez. “Now I can talk about it. I’m ready for Golovkin. I know him very well and he’s a friend of mine. I’m not afraid of anyone and I’m not afraid of him. If you don’t believe me I’ll get in the ring now and go 12 rounds.”
Alvarez was too strong for Cotto tonight and he shook the Puerto Rican veteran several times during the contest. However, the scores of 118-110, 119-109 and 117-111 painted a picture of a one-sided fight and this was far from it. Cotto certainly had his moments, at times he boxed beautifully to keep Alvarez at bay, but he ultimately lacked the power, and volume, to dissuade the young Mexican from marching forward.