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Canelo outpoints Cotto for the middleweight title

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

Photo: Will Hart / HBO

While not the slugfest that many had hoped for, the middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez still proved to be an entertaining one, as the two started off slow but finished the fight with plenty of action.

Cotto started off boxing well as he used the ring to move around strategically while landing his jabs and right hands.  He showed off some good head movement as well by making Canelo miss and controlling the pace of the fight.  By the fourth round however, it appeared that Canelo began to time him better as his left hooks to the body and right uppercuts landed with higher frequency.

During the later rounds, Cotto found himself stunned on a few occasions by left hooks, though he managed to shake it off before getting in trouble, though in the final round, Canelo let it all out as he dominated the action and had Cotto backpedaling before the bell.

Final scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 118-110.  After the fight, Canelo responded to the question of whether he would be willing to face Gennady Golovkin next and responded by saying he would put his gloves back on and fight tonight.

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