Nov 21 2015
Saturday

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Middleweight
45-1-1 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 118-110
  • 119-109
  • 117-111
UD 12
40-4-0

Belts on The Line

WBC World Middleweight Championship
Vacant The Ring Middleweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
40
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOSDTKOMDUD
Form
TKORTDTKOUDUD
45
Wins
40
32
By KO
33
71
KO%
83
1
Loses
4
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2001

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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The Ring
-
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WBA
-
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WBC
-
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WBO
-
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IBF
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto report

Who won Alvarez vs Cotto?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st November 2015 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 119-109, 117-111 in favor of winner Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).

This contest was for the unified middleweight championship of the world, with the WBC & The Ring belts on the line.

Alvarez vs Cotto stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 45 wins, 1 loss and 1  draw, 32 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Miguel Cotto made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 33 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Cotto had advantage in power over Canelo, with a 83% knock out percentage over Canelo's 71%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.

Canelo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cotto. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Miguel Cotto fought out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 year and 8 months later than Cotto, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 80 more professional rounds, 425 to Cotto's 345.

Alvarez vs Cotto form

Miguel Cotto had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Daniel Geale on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beat Sergio Martinez on 7th June 2014 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had won against Delvin Rodriguez on 5th October 2013 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Amway Center, Orlando.

Hehad been beaten by Austin Trout on 1st December 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

Canelo's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 1 month and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.

Cotto's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

What time did Alvarez vs Cotto start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.

What were the odds on Alvarez vs Cotto?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Miguel Cotto made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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