Cotto v Canelo edges to November, official announcement close

The date is November, but the MGM Grand hotel is not in the running for the World Boxing Council middleweight Champion, Miguel Angel Cotto versus Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The current favorite is the Mandalay Bay hotel, an iconic venue where the keen rivalry of Oscar de la Hoya versus Félix ‘Tito’ Trinidad was showcased. So now, some years later, it could be hosting another classic clash, between Mexico versus. Puerto Rico.

Cotto’s legal adviser who’s in charge of the negotiations, Gabriel Peñagarícano, revealed that conversations and negotiations have been constructive and the remaining options are Madison Square Garden in New York, as well as The Thomas & Mack Center and the Mandalay Bay – both of them in Las Vegas.

“Golden Boy Promotions and Roc Nation Sports are working hard to positively conclude these negotiations. The official announcement could happen in the next few days,” he said.