Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Álvarez
|Date||November 21, 2015|
|Venue||Mandalay Bay Events Center in Paradise, Nevada|
|Title(s) on the line||WBC, The Ring, and lineal middleweight titles|
|Tale of the tape|
|Álvarez wins by unanimous decision in 12 rounds|
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.
Vargas vs. Miura fight
The co-feature of the fight were Takashi Miura, defending the WBC world super featherweight title against Francisco Vargas, who is the mandatory challenger. Vargas defeated Miura via ninth-round technical knockout (TKO) victory, which eventually named The Ring magazine Fight of the Year for 2015.
|Middleweight||155 lbs.||Canelo Álvarez||def.||Miguel Cotto (c)||UD||12/12||Note 1|
|Super Featherweight||130 lbs.||Francisco Vargas||def.||Takashi Miura (c)||TKO||9/12||1:31||Note 2|
|Bantamweight||121 lbs.||Guillermo Rigondeaux||def.||Drian Francisco||UD||10/10|
|Featherweight||126 lbs.||Ronny Rios||def.||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.
- "Golden Boy Promotions". 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
- Dan Rafael (2015-10-20). "Takashi Miura, Francisco Vargas set for undercard of Cotto-Canelo fight". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2021-06-08.