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Cotto vs. Canelo | 3 Keys to Victory for Miguel Cotto

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3 Keys to Victory for Miguel Cotto

This weekend, boxing veteran Miguel Cotto takes on young Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. In what feels like one of the best matchups of the year–or quite possibly this decade–expect to see some great boxing and an abundance of action.

Cotto has been in this game for quite some time now, yet as a boxing fan I find this to be one of the most anticipated bouts of Cotto’s career. Should he defeat Canelo this weekend, Cotto will be another testament to how boxing intelligence, tremendous physical training, and cumulative fighting style adjustments can make a fighter virtually ageless in the ring.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but truth be told, Cotto doesn’t need any. For him, it’s a matter of perfecting his known strengths and executing them in the most effective fashion.

Here are three keys for Miguel Cotto to score a victory over Canelo Alvarez.

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