*Note: WBC title on the line for Canelo Alvarez only, after Cotto allegedly failed to pay a WBC sanctioning fee.
Paulie Malignaggi has backed Canelo Alvarez to be physically too strong for Miguel Cotto ahead of November’s Middleweight mega fight in Las Vegas.
Speaking with FightHub, the 34 year old Brooklyn native stated “Canelo is a bit bigger naturally, I don’t know if Cotto can sit back and box on the back foot”.
The former two-time World Champion, who recently got an eight round points victory of his own in Milan last month, continued “The naturally bigger man will have the advantage in this fight.
“I think it could be a really exciting fight with momentum swings. They are both really good fighters with a lot of weapons,” concluded the ‘Magic Man’.
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Watch the full interview with Malignaggi breaking down the fight below: