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MMA Crossfire – De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez vs Miguel Cotto fight deal close

Several key sources are reportedly confident of an agreement for boxing stars Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) and Miguel Cotto (40-4-0, 33 KO) to fight later this year will broker this month.

According to, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De Lay Hoya confirmed they are close to a deal with Cotto and his team. Gabriel Penagaricano, who is the legal adviser for Cotto, pegs it at 90% according to BoxingScene.

This could be great news for fight fans.

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The venue, while likely to be the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is one of the items still being discussed.

Many of boxing and mixed martial arts biggest fights have taken place there, with UFC 189, arguably the company’s greatest card ever took place there last night.

If everything gets hammered out, the two will collide at 155 pounds.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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