Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has two weeks before the deadline arrives for an important decision, so why tip his hand so soon after his fists were flying?
Mexico's Alvarez won the World Boxing Council middleweight championship Saturday with a unanimous-decision victory over Puerto Rico's former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto at Mandalay Bay.
A stipulation that allowed the fight to happen was that the winner had 15 days after the fight to begin negotiations with Gennady Golovkin, the WBC's mandatory No. 1 contender and holder of the World Boxing Assn. and International Boxing Federation middleweight belts.
For Alvarez, 25, and his promoter, Oscar De La...