Boxing: Canelo overcomes Cotto with controversial decision

Saul Canelo Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto in their middleweight bout in Las Vegas. The Mexican secured a controversially wide, unanimous points win, with the judge’s scorecards reading 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111. The highly-anticipated fight didn’t quite live up to expectation, with exciting exchanges few and far between. Cotto was happy to move and jab to avoid his opponent’s power, and Canelo struggled to cut off the Puerto Rican often enough. Canelo did, however, land more power shots, despite throwing fewer punches, to improve to a record of 46-1-1, and potentially set up a huge bout against the undefeated Gennady Golovkin.

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