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Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto close to deal for Nov. 21 Mandalay Bay bout

Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto close to deal for Nov. 21 Mandalay Bay bout

An agreement for a middleweight world title fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is near, with officials close to the negotiations telling the Los Angeles Times the bout, if sealed, would take place Nov. 21 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on HBO pay-per-view. Mexico’s Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 knockouts) balked at losing revenue in taxes by taking the fight to Madison Square Garden in New York, a favorite destination of Puerto Rican champion Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs). Two unspecified details remain unresolved, officials told The Times. The fight is significant enough to fill the 16,500-seat MGM Grand in Las Vegas, but the Grand Garden Arena is booked Nov. 21 for...

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