Saul “Canelo” Alvarez recently told reporters he has spent quite a bit of time watching film of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unanimous-decision victory over Miguel Cotto in May 2012 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Although Mayweather won by six, six and eight points on the scorecards, Cotto had a few good moments, even drawing blood from Mayweather’s nose.
Mayweather on Wednesday was asked what Alvarez might be able to take from that fight that will serve him well when they square off in a junior middleweight title fight Sept. 14 at MGM Grand (on Showtime pay-per-view).
Mayweather gave the best answer he could give.
“Only thing he can learn from the Cotto fight is how to lose,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather, 36, is 44-0 with 26 knockouts. Alvarez, 23, is 42-0-1 with 30 knockouts.