8. w RSF 9 Jose Miguel Cotto
IN his first fight after signing with Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez took on Miguel Cotto’s older brother, Jose Miguel. Saul was badly hurt in the opening round with a left hook, only being kept on his feet by the ropes, and was almost out on his feet as the Puerto Rican poured on more shots. He recovered to drop Cotto in the next stanza before taking control of the fight and finishing the job in the ninth.
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