On November 21st, boxing fans will be treated to the first mega-fight since the retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. when Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) takes on Saul Alvarez. To any boxing fans, it’s a huge fight in the battle between Mexico and Puerto Rico but to Gabriel Rosado it is not about race but rather having a great fight, and it can go either way.
“To me it has nothing to do with race,” Rosado said to ESNewsReporting.com. “I know for the fans, the fans get caught up with that. To me, it’s just a great fight with two great champions. Canelo being a young Mexican warrior and Cotto being a more experienced Boricua. It’s going to be a good fight. Man, I got it even. I have got it 50/50. It can go either way. ”
How will the fight go? Many boxing fans say Canelo will walk through Cotto, but that is not Canelo’s style. Cotto was seen as a washed up fighter but seemed to be a rejuvenated fighter after hooking up with Freddie Roach and seems like the Cotto of old. Rosado feels that Canelo fights similarly to Floyd Mayweather just with more power but against Cotto, if he wants to win he needs to both box and apply pressure.
“You’re not going to walk through Cotto you know what I’m saying? He fought the best. You are not going to walk through Cotto. Canelo doesn’t have the style to walk through a guy. Canelo’s characteristic in the ring is not to go in there and walk you down and take you out. Canelo wants to box. He kind of mimics Floyd (Mayweather).
It’s funny that a lot of people talk down on Floyd, but Canelo actually wants to be like Floyd if you think about it. Look at how Canelo fights. He fights just like Floyd the only difference is he punches harder so he is able to take a guy out. If Floyd had punching power he probably wouldn’t be as boring to the fans .” Rosado continued,
“I think if it is a chess match then Cotto might have an advantage. Canelo has to mix it up. He has to box, but he also has to apply a lot of pressure. If he is in there just jabbing with Cotto, I think Cotto is the better boxer.”