Miguel Cotto's Older and Smaller Brother Hurt Canelo Badly When They Fought

August 27, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

The war of words has begun during the international press tour for Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez’s November 21st superfight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

But it will not be the first Cotto that Canelo will face. Back in 2010, on the undercard for Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley, Canelo made his HBO Pay-Per-View debut against Miguel’s older and smaller brother, Jose Miguel Cotto.

It was a rough start for Canelo, as in the first round Canelo was badly rocked by the much smaller Jose-it almost seemed that an upset was about to happen.



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Canelo recovered by the second, dropping Jose and went on to stop the older Cotto by the ninth round.

On the first Cotto-Canelo fight, Miguel said, “My brother was a 135-pounder who put Canelo in bad condition in the first round, but it’s different, you know.. In one corner you have Jose Miguel, my brother, and in the other corner you have Miguel Cotto.”

“I don’t really care what the critics say. I am prepared to give Canelo a fight on November 21st and that’s all that matters,” Cotto said. “I’m not here asking for any sympathy. I know who I am and I’m here to be Miguel Cotto on November 21st and give the fans a good fight. I have my eye on my career and this is the best fight for my career right now, so I’m ready to do what needs to be done to be on top.”


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