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Miguel Cotto Vs. Canelo Alvarez News: Winner Touted to be Mayweather's Successor

Miguel Cotto is set to face Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in Las Vegas in two months, with the fight's winner touted to become Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s successor.

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto may be a decade older than his opponent, Mexican fighter Canelo Alvarez, and questions have been raised whether his experience is enough to beat the younger fighter when they meet in November at the Mandalay Bay arena.

The winner of the fight is predicted to become Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s successor and many sports analysts say the match can go either way.

While Cotto, who has a 10-year edge on Alvarez in terms of experience, the latter has been observed to use his "punching power and strength," which may prove to be a match for Cotto's skills in the ring.

On the other hand, Cotto is reported to be in good shape, age notwithstanding, and has been touted to be the better puncher of the two.

The Puerto Rican fighter has gone as far as criticized his younger opponent, saying "Canelo" seemed "like a rookie," particularly during his September 2013 fight with Mayweather, which he lost, 42-1-1.

On the other hand, Alvarez is reported to be a "more mature" fighter this year, particularly after his three successive wins against fellow Mexican Alfredo Angulo, Cuban boxer Erislandy Lara, and American fighter James Kirkland between 2014 and 2015.

Described as "more experienced" and "calculating" in the ring after his three victories, his trainer, Jose Reynoso told Boxing Scene, Alvarez is currently at his best and will surprise the audience with his transformation come fight day.

The Mexican challenger has said he has been "craving" for this match with Cotto, describing it as a fight that will take a lot of responsibility on his part, for which he has been preparing himself by training very hard.

Further describing it as a fight that will go down in history as one of the highlights in the decades-old boxing rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico, Alvarez stated he was looking forward to meeting Cotto on November 21 during their Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas face-off.

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