Canelo Alvarez’s promoter and Golden Boy supremo Oscar De La Hoya has said the Mexican prodigy would knock out Miguel Cotto should the two fight again.
The flame-haired 25-year-old outboxed Cotto en route to a healthy unanimous decision win at the Mandalay bay last November, and it’s touted that the two will meet for a second time on May 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.
Cotto is just one name being bandied about as Canelo’s possible next move, on a list which also features WBO World Super-Welterweight champ Liam Smith, Willie Monroe Jr, Vanes Martirosyan and Gabriel Rosado, but the Cinco de Mayo weekend date and venue are already said to be settled for the Mexican superstar.
“I think it would be very interesting [the rematch],” said De La Hoya, speaking to ESPN Deportes, per Boxingnews24.com.
“There were some comments where some people thought Cotto won. For me, if a rematch would be given, Canelo knocks him out, and would knock him out without any problems.”
“It would be interesting, but obviously that’s why we’re going to talk to his team,” De La Hoya added.
Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach recently spoke to Fight Hub TV about the potential rematch, and suggested that he would want a rehydration limit clause to prevent the naturally bigger Canelo entering the ring in excess of 175lbs.
You can see the full interview with Roach below: