Thursday, 31 July 2014 01:25

Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez bigger than Mayweather vs Pacquiao today, insists legendary matchmaker

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After stopping former IBF/WBA Middleweight Champion Daniel Geale in just three rounds on HBO this past weekend, Gennady Golovkin has become the toast of the boxing world once again.
Although the fighter most affectionately known as “Triple G” is currently a red hot commodity among boxing die-hards, most insiders believe that Golovkin’s brand still isn’t strong enough with the casual and mainstream sports crowd to attract potential pairings with the biggest stars of the sport; Miguel Cotto, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, Carl Froch, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Manny Pacquiao.

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According to Hall of Fame matchmaker and promoter Don “War a Week” Chargin, there is one specific match-up that excludes the dynamic Kazakh fighter which would trump every other possible bout that could conceivably be made at the present time in terms of popularity and PPV sales.

“I believe that the biggest match that could be made right now is Miguel Cotto versus Canelo Alvarez,” claims the senior Golden Boy advisor. “Even bigger than Mayweather versus Pacquiao. I really think it would generate more PPV buys at this time.”

“I think the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight has lost its luster, and I really don’t think the fight fans are as enthused about that match-up as they were several years ago. I really think Canelo/Cotto would perform better on PPV.”

“Both fighters are very popular right now, and the Mexico versus Puerto Rico rivalry always sells well.”


Could the six decade fight proponent’s estimation be accurate?

Several years ago, it was a consensus among fight fans and boxing insiders alike that Floyd Jr. versus the Pacman would shatter all existing PPV records. It was considered by most to be the ultimate pound for pound showdown.

But has the boxing public finally lost interest in a Mayweather/Pacquiao super fight after several failed attempts at the negotiating table and seemingly endless banter between the two camps?

“War a Week” Chargin seems to think so.

“That fight could have been the biggest money maker in the history of boxing,” insists the Hall of Fame legend. “But not anymore. Both fighters are viewed by most as being past their prime now, and I think the boxing fans realize that a fight between Manny and Floyd at this time wouldn’t be what it could have been several years ago.”

“The most intriguing and captivating match that could be made right now is Canelo and Cotto. There are still some things that need to be cleared up, but Canelo versus Cotto is the biggest fight that could be made in boxing.”
 

 

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