In anticipation of the upcoming fight, ESPN boxing experts share their forecast and analysis around the match between superstars Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Julio Cesar Chavez, former boxing star and ESPN Deportes’ A Los Golpes analyst
As Mexican, logically I’m rooting for Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. I also lean towards him for his youth, strength and hunger for winning the fight.
Ivan “El Iron Boy” Calderon, former professional boxer and ESPN Deportes’ boxing coverage analyst
If Miguel follows his style of blocking a giving at the same time, he could surprise. But I as things are looking, I have to lean towards Canelo.
Joe Cortez, ex boxing referee
This is a fight that will please fans […]. It’s going to be very close, but I align myself with Cotto winning by divided decision.
The boxing legends will appear as special guests in Cotto vs. Canelo: a One Nación & A Los Golpes Special, airing Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 pm ET on ESPN Deportes, and Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm on ESPNEWS. The pre-show show is hosted by the Networks’ boxing experts Bernardo Osuna, Claudia Trejos and Marysol Castro.
Bernardo Osuna, lead commentator and reporter for ESPN and ESPN Deportes’ boxing coverage
Any time a Mexican and a Puerto Rican fighter step into the ring, special things happen and I expect the same when Cotto and Canelo fight on Saturday night, giving us a battle worthy of this great rivalry.
Claudia Trejos, ESPN’s Friday Night Fights host
Puerto Rico vs Mexico is the most exciting rivalry in boxing. I expect Cotto-Canelo to be one for the books
Marysol Castro, ESPN’s Premier Boxing Champions host
Both of these fighters are looking to take home a title that is legendary between Puerto Rico and Mexico. It will be a thriller for sure and with national bragging rights on the line, I am going to go with Miguel Cotto.