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Cotto-Alvarez to fight at 155lbs

Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez will be facing off on PPV this fall at a comfortable catchweight for both men.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

The big fall fight between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez is all but assured. Roc Nation Sports and Golden Boy are currently working out the details on the fight date and venue - expected to be on either Nov. 7th or Nov. 21st at the MGM Grand or the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight has also garnered interest from the Barclays Center as well as Madison Square Garden in New York, but don't appear to be the frontrunners.

What we do know for sure is that the weight has been set and the two will be fighting at a 155lbs catchweight, which is really a comfortable weight for both fighters. Canelo has had his last three fights contracted at 155lbs and Cotto, whom we know isn't a true middleweight, fought Sergio Martinez at 155lbs last year while weighing-in at 153.5lbs during his last bout against Daniel Geale. So as far as catchweight fights go, this is about as even for both men as it gets.

The fight will be broadcast on HBO PPV and should the promoters settle on a Nov. 7th date, the fight will take place at the MGM Grand. If they opt for Nov. 21st, it'll be at the Thomas & Mack Center.

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