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De La Hoya expects Cotto-Canelo announcement shortly

Photo: Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/GBP

Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/GBP

Oscar De La Hoya told ESPN Deportes earlier today that he expects the middleweight title fight between Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto to be finalized as early as this week.

“We’re very close and there are only small details to be ironed out,” said De La Hoya, who promotes Alvarez. “The fight should be announced, I think, this week.”

De La Hoya also confirmed that there is interest in hosting the fight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, though the MGM Grand is still in the discussions.

“It seems like the fight taking place in November is very likely and we’re talking with the MGM Grand and with Mandalay Bay,” added De La Hoya.

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