*Note: WBC title on the line for Canelo Alvarez only, after Cotto allegedly failed to pay a WBC sanctioning fee.
Mexican star Saul Canelo Alvarez has said he won’t leave it up to the judges when he challenges WBC World Middleweight Champion Miguel Cotto on November 21.
The 25-year-old 45-1-1, who faces Puerto Rico’s Cotto at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, in one month from today, was in confident mood when speaking to Boxingscene.com’s Miguel Rivera.
“I do not want to leave this in the hands of the judges,” the flame-haired Canelo said, keen to avoid any unusual scoring by scoring his 33rd career knockout.
Canelo is based in San Diego, California, as he prepares for one of the biggest fights of the year when he faces reigning WBC World Champion Cotto exclusively LIVE in the UK on BoxNation in November.
The popular Mexican fighter said he’s prepared to “press” Cotto right from the opening bell to overcome the Puerto Rican’s physicality.
“I’m ready to come out and press in the first round. We’re going to press the fight. He is very strong physically, so we have to [press] from the very beginning of the fight.”