Canelo Alvarez Defeats Miguel Cotto by Unanimous Decision to Claim WBC Middleweight Championship

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Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 knockouts) defeated Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) by unanimous decision Saturday night at Mandalay Bay to claim the WBC middleweight title.

The judges scored it: 117-111 (John McKaie), 119-109 (Burt Clements) and 118-110 (Dave Moretti).

Here is round-by-round coverage (scoring is unofficial):

Round 1: Cotto jabbing, protecting his head. He lands a jab. Canelo waiting for an opportunity, hits Cotto in side with a right. Canelo lands a clean left. Canelo wins round, 10-9.

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