Miguel Cotto Is Hoping to Cap His Comeback against Canelo Alvarez Nov. 21

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Miguel Cotto Is Hoping to Cap His Comeback against Canelo Alvarez Nov. 21


Whicker, Mark, Pasadena Star-News


Miguel Cotto doesn't really know Canelo Alvarez. But he recognizes him.

In 2008, Cotto was Canelo. He was 28, undefeated, ripped, explosive, all the things that shake loose pay-per-view dollars. He was the future, all the way up to his fight with Antonio Margarito, when his career hit a loaded stop sign, inside a glove.

Margarito shook off a six-round beating and responded with unforeseen fire. He stopped Cotto in the 11th round, and Cotto began to recede into yesterday.

Margarito was given high marks for heart and resolve. Later, Margarito fought Shane Mosley, and plaster was removed from his gloves in the locker room. Suddenly Margarito wasn't so resolute and hearty. It didn't help Cotto, who was later brutalized by Manny Pacquiao and beaten by Floyd Mayweather. He was now a litmus test, not the acid.

Cotto will be 35 on Oct. 29. By now we thought he would be narrating Canelo's big fights for Puerto Rican TV. Instead he steps into the ring with Alvarez on Nov. 21, maybe ready to conduct the real Fight of the Century.

"Millions of people were disappointed," said Oscar De La Hoya, the Golden Boy CEO, referring to Mayweather-Pacquiao. "I guarantee you that nobody will be disappointed this time."

The two meet at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and the prize is the WBC middleweight championship, although Cotto and Canelo have agreed on a catch weight of 155 pounds, five below the middleweight limit. The WBC has mandated that the winner will meet Gennady Golovkin or David Lemieux, depending on who wins Oct. 17.

Cotto seemed more receptive to that possibility than either Canelo or De La Hoya were. Canelo and Golovkin are big favorites, with Canelo nine years younger than Cotto and owing a five-inch reach advantage.

But Cotto has Freddie Roach in his corner and a slight wind at his back.

"Freddie revitalized my career," Cotto said Monday at Loew's Hotel in Hollywood, as the boxers began a press tour.

"I came to Freddie with nothing on my hands after two defeats in a row. He got me back to where I used to be."

Cotto is 3-0 with Roach. It hasn't been Murderer's Row. He took out Delvin Rodriguez in three rounds, took care of a washed-up Sergio Martinez in 10, and then impressively got rid of Daniel Geale in three. …

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