Turns out Floyd Mayweather won’t have the biggest fight of the fall because it was just announced yesterday that Miguel Cotto will square off with Canelo Alvarez on November 21st. Cotto vs Alvarez is going to be a crowd favorite thanks to the all out brawl that is expected between them.


Dan Rafael for ESPN had the report:

After months of excruciating negotiations, the deal was finally finalized for middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto to defend the title against former unified junior middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez. They will meet in a much-anticipated fight on Nov. 21 (HBO PPV) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports — Cotto’s promoter — and Alvarez promoter Golden Boy announced.

“I will give the fans the fight they want to see,” Cotto said. “As I have always said, during my whole career, I am here to fight the best names and the best fighters. This will be another chapter in my career, and I will be ready for him. Fans will enjoy a real fight, another classic battle in the Puerto Rico versus Mexico rivalry.”

That rivalry, one of the most intense in boxing, has included some huge fights, including Salvador Sanchez-Wilfredo Gomez, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.-Hector Camacho, Felix Trinidad-Oscar De La Hoya and Cotto’s two rumbles with Antonio Margarito.

“Historically, mega fights are made because fans demand them,” Alvarez said. “In this case, the fans have spoken out, longing for this fight, and it is my pleasure to say that it is finally happening.

Fans who love action will be tuned into this fight heavy. Boxing definitely isn’t dead.