fight fans – one of my favorite boxing writers punches in here…
Cotto. vs. Alvarez is the drinks before dinner, the shirt before the shirt, the line before brunch, the Bud Light before the Fat Tire, the reservation before the upgrade…the fight before the fight.
Written by Kyle Magin
Forgive yourself for looking past Saturday, because almost no matter what happens on the Mandalay Bay canvas in Las Vegas, Miguel Cotto or Canelo Alvarez will win a date with Gennady Golovkin.
(That’s a date no middleweight with an American pay-per view audience wants. They’ve all spent the last 3 years swiping left on the Kazakh hitman.)
But, this matchup is more than an eliminator. It’s a chance for Cotto to burnish a 40-4 (33 KO) career record that is wildly under-valued compared to his contemporaries.
Cotto, a Puerto Rican legend, has taken on everyone who’s come a-calling in the last ten years (save that guy mentioned above): Paulie Malignaggi, Zab Judah…
View original post 613 more words