RingTV.com poll: Fans want Cotto vs. Canelo
After Miguel Cotto’s strong showing against Delvin Rodriguez this past Saturday, RingTV.com asked fans who they wanted to see Cotto fight next. Most want to see a Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown between Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
Almost half (48.8 percent) of approximately 4,000 votes in a recnet RingTV.com poll chose Alvarez, the 23-year-old former junior middleweight champ from Mexico, as the best opponent for the Puerto Rican veteran. Cotto-Alvarez would be huge fight anywhere in the U.S. as both fighters have large loyal fan followings.
RING middleweight champ Sergio Martinez received 30.1 percent of the votes. RING welterweight and junior middleweight champ Floyd Mayweather, who scored unanimous decisions over both Cotto and Alvarez, received 10.5 percent of the votes.
Junior middleweight standouts Austin Trout, who beat Cotto last December, Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara each received less than 5 percent of the votes.