Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Álvarez

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Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Álvarez
Cotto vs Canelo.jpg
DateNovember 21, 2015
VenueMandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada
Title(s) on the lineWBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto Mexico Saul Álvarez
Nickname "Junito" "Canelo"
Hometown Caguas, Puerto Rico Guadalajara, Mexico
Pre-fight record 40–4 (33 KOs) 45–1–1 (32 KOs)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 153+12 lb (70 kg) 155 lb (70 kg)
Style Orthodox Orthodox
Recognition The Ring and lineal middleweight champion Former WBA (Unified), WBC, and The Ring light middleweight champion
Álvarez wins by unanimous decision in 12 rounds

Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Álvarez was a professional boxing event which took place on November 21, 2015 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada. It was televised by HBO pay-per-view.[1]

November 21[edit]

Alvarez won the fight on November 21, a day that has proven good for Mexican boxers fighting Puerto Ricans in major fights, as was the case in 1987 when Julio César Chávez beat Edwin Rosario, by technical knockout in round eleven, also in Las Vegas.[2]

Vargas vs. Miura fight[edit]

The co-feature of the fight were Takashi Miura, defending the WBC world super featherweight title against Francisco Vargas, who is the mandatory challenger.[3] Vargas defeated Miura via ninth-round technical knockout (TKO) victory, which eventually named The Ring magazine Fight of the Year for 2015.

Fight card[edit]

Weight Class Weight vs. Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight 155 lbs. Mexico Canelo Álvarez def. Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto (c) UD 12/12 Note 1
Super Featherweight 130 lbs. Mexico Francisco Vargas def. Japan Takashi Miura (c) TKO 9/12 1:31 Note 2
Bantamweight 121 lbs. Cuba Guillermo Rigondeaux def. Philippines Drian Francisco UD 10/10
Featherweight 126 lbs. United States Ronny Rios def. Puerto Rico Jayson Velez UD 10/10

^Note 1 For WBC and The Ring Middleweight titles. Only Canelo Álvarez may win the WBC Middleweight title. If Miguel Cotto wins, interim champion Gennady Golovkin becomes the WBC Middleweight champion, with Cotto having been stripped a few days prior due to a dispute over sanctioning fees.
^Note 2 For WBC Super Featherweight title.


  1. ^ "Golden Boy Promotions". 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  2. ^ http://boxrec.com/show/904
  3. ^ Dan Rafael (2015-10-20). "Takashi Miura, Francisco Vargas set for undercard of Cotto-Canelo fight". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2021-06-08.