The Mexico VS Puerto Rico rivalry added another epic chapter last night when Canelo Alvarez Defeated Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision.  Miguel Cotto looked to come out strong in the first round only to fall to the bigger, stronger man.  Alvarez took over in the second round, hitting Cotto with monster shots that seemed to hurt way more then Cotto’s shots to Canelo.  Cotto just could not get his left hook going against Canelo, which of course is his signature punch.

Canelo Alvarez could not miss Cotto’s face with the uppercut, which he landed all night long.  Even though Cotto  threw more punches through the first half of the fight, Canelo seemed to just be able to eat them, walk right through the fire, and set up his own offense.  Alvarez also displayed very quick reflexes, and better defensive skills then we’ve seen form him in the past.   In the end, it was too much for Cotto to overcome, with Canelo hitting him with his very heavy right hand, and left and right uppercuts.   Canelo would win it on all three judges scorecards by a landslide, with the scores of 117-111, 119-109, & 118-110.  He improves to 46-1-1 (32 KO’s),  takes the Lineal & WBC Middleweight titles, and vows to fight Gennady Golovkin.

Vargas VS Miura Steals The Show

If you wanted an all out action packed fight, I hope you saw the Co-Feature, where Fernando Vargas defeated Takashi Miura via TKO.  Vegas came out quick, outboxing Miura, but Miura would completely take over in the middle rounds with his tremendous power shots.  Vargas looked like he could not even see out of his right eye.  It was badly cut above and below, and swollen in between.  In the 9th round, Vargas would land a huge shot to Miura which put him down, but he would continue.  After another flurry, the ref would step in and save Miura form himself.  Vargas stays undefeated and takes the WBC super featherweight title.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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