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Cotto: Real or Illusion – From THE RING Magazine
By Bernard Fernandez, RingTV.com, 19 Nov 2015
Note: This feature originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of THE RING Magazine
SOME BELIEVE FREDDIE ROACH IS THE REASON BEHIND MIGUEL COTTO’S RESURGENCE, SOME DON’T!
Casey Stengel is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for having managed the New York Yankees to 10 American Read Full Story >>>
Who Controls The Present Now? Cotto Vs Alvarez Is A Fight For Superstar Supremacy
By Lou Catalano, The Queensberry Rules, 19 Nov 2015
When Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez face off Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, it won’t be to decide who the pound-for-pound king is. That honor goes to a fella they call “Chocolatito,” Nicaraguan punching machine Roman Gonzalez. But there is something huge at stake — the title of biggest attract Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach Expands On Guarantee of Cotto KO Win
By Jake Donovan, BoxingScene.com, 19 Nov 2015
If there’s a major fight involving a boxer who has Freddie Roach in his corner, you can safely bet that at same point the Hall of Fame trainer will pick his charge to win by knockout.
Naturally, that is what he believes – and continues to insist – will take place this weekend when Miguel Cotto de Read Full Story >>>
Victory over Cotto essential for Canelo’s stardom
By Martin Gallegos, 3MoreRounds.com, 19 Nov 2015
25-year-old Canelo Alvarez has enormous pressure on him.
Already tabbed as the next Mexican pay-per-view star, he carries the weight of his country on his shoulders.
While Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) has a ton of experience in terms of pro fights, his experience against upper echelon opponents is Read Full Story >>>
Forget hump day — in boxing, Wednesday is hype day, as Alvarez-Cotto proves
By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov 2015
Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is a 3-1 favorite to beat Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in their middleweight title fight here Saturday night.
That made Freddie Roach lick his chops and Floyd Mayweather Sr. run his mouth.
This was wonderful Wednesday, when boxing is at its best.
Sometimes, you Read Full Story >>>
Op-Ed: Why Rigondeaux could suffer first career loss against Fancisco
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 19 Nov 2015
Cuban boxer Guillermo Rigondeaux has been winning all his fights since turning pro in 2009 but on Saturday night in the undercard of the Cotto-Alvarez fight at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he could suffer his first career loss.
Rigondeaux (15-0-0, 10 KOs) is set to face Drian Fran Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Analyst Gives Keys to Victory for Drian Francisco
By Carlos Cinco, Yibada, 19 Nov 2015
It's no secret that when Filipino featherweight Drian "Gintong Kamao" Francisco (28-3-1, 22 KO's) climbs into the ring with super bantamweight champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KO's) on Saturday night, he'll be a sizable underdog. In fact, you'd be delirious to think Francisco is e Read Full Story >>>
Joe Lipa suspended by PBA for ignoring Narvasa summon over coach's defense of Pacquiao
Spin.ph, 19 Nov 2015
PBA commissioner Chito Narvasa has suspended Mahindra team consultant Joe Lipa for failing to honor a mandatory summon over statements the coaching legend gave to Spin.ph defending playing-coach Manny Pacquiao from 'degrading' remarks made by the league chief.
The former national coach was given Read Full Story >>>
Canelo Alvarez: “My time is now”
By Doug Fischer, RingTV.com, 19 Nov 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – The final press conference for Saturday’s middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez was short and respectful as expected.
Neither fighter is fond of trash talking, bold predictions or hyperbole. The future hall of famer from Puerto Rico and the young Mexica Read Full Story >>>
Miguel Cotto finds revival with Freddie Roach as trainer
By Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review Journal, 19 Nov 2015
At first, Freddie Roach thought someone was pulling a prank on him.
It was early in the summer of 2013. His cell phone rang and he took the call. At the other end was veteran middleweight Miguel Cotto.
"Why would Cotto be calling me?" Roach asked himself.
But it was indeed Cotto. He wanted Read Full Story >>>
Roach eyes Cotto KO of Canelo, then Floyd rematch
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 19 Nov 2015
LAS VEGAS -- Trainer Freddie Roach has never been too worried about looking ahead to his fighter’s next fight.
Roach, of course, knows that his man, middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, faces a tough fight against former unified junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night (HBO PPV Read Full Story >>>
With WBC belt stripped, Cotto would rather pocket fees owed Golovkin
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov 2015
Miguel Cotto repeated his disinterest in paying $300,000 in sanctioning fees to the World Boxing Council on Wednesday and questioned whether he is obligated to pay Gennady Golovkin $800,000 in a step-aside fee.
"Those are legal issues that we’d rather not get into," Cotto’s manager, Gaby Penagari Read Full Story >>>
Why Boxing is Better Off If Canelo Defeats Cotto
By Kelsey McCarson, The Sweet Science, 19 Nov 2015
Whomever you think will actually win the fight, it’s pretty clear that the sport itself would be better off if Alvarez beats Cotto on Saturday night.
Boxing is a sport driven by star power, and while Cotto is one of the biggest stars in boxing, he’s also 35 years old and much closer to retirement Read Full Story >>>
Mauricio Sulaiman answers Miguel Cotto
By Michael Woods, RingTV.com, 19 Nov 2015
The hype for the Saturday super-fight pitting Mexico’s top pugilistic product of this age, Canelo Alvarez, against the Puerto Rican Hall of Fame lock, Miguel Cotto (at age 35), looking to continue a majestic resurgence surge has been…curious.
It doesn’t surprise me, for a few reasons.
Both fig Read Full Story >>>
Ramirez risking mandatory shot at world title
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, 19 Nov 2015
Super middleweight Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez is sitting pretty. The undefeated contender is in a mandatory position to challenge the winner of the fight between world titlist Arthur Abraham and Martin Murray, who meet on Saturday in Hannover, Germany.
But rather than wait on his world-title shot, Read Full Story >>>
NBA -- Wolves gobble up Heat
By Roman Garay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2015
MIAMI- Andrew Wiggins and Ricky Rubio spearheaded a 41-point fourth quarter performance by the Minnesota Timberwolves en route to a 103-91 victory over the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena.
With the Wolves slightly Read Full Story >>>
LEAGUE OF FISTS’ ACTION-PACKED WEDNESDAY
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2015
SHANGHAI, CHINA- The second of a back to back weekday boxing show gave fight fans inside the Mixing Room a lot of reasons to cheer.
Lightweights Zhang Xueli and Zhou Haiyang got the action going with Zhang scoring Read Full Story >>>
12 pairs in Blow by Blow Reloaded
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2015
TWELVE bouts will be featured in the inaugural promotion of the "Blow by Blow Reloaded" slated on November 28 at the Lagao Gym in General Santos City.
The promoters led by former Cotabato Gov. Manny Pinol have reconstructed the pairings due to the non-availability of some fighters after the date Read Full Story >>>
MIGUEL COTTO AND CANELO ALVAREZ GRAND ARRIVALS QUOTES
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2015
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 18, 2015) - The Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) made their grand Read Full Story >>>
Can Luisito Espinosa the unpaid "Earthquake" rise again?
By Hermie Rivera, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2015
Let's hear it from an 'ol buddy Teddy Benigno, an intellectual who knew his boxing like it was goin' out of style.
He was fearless, a firebrand and many think his prose have sparked upheavals such as EDSA.
He thrived on Read Full Story >>>