Oscar de la Hoya took to Instagram earlier today to announce that the long-awaited fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is go for November 21st at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As mentioned in the first link, the Latin Grammys are taking place two days prior at the MGM Grand, meaning we're probably in for an insane turnout.
And a hell of a fight, too.
Both Cotto and Alvarez have been on a tear since their most recent setbacks. Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) has finished Delvin Rodriguez, Sergio Martinez, and Daniel Geale since his loss to Austin Trout and looked damn good doing it. The Puerto Rican bruiser has shown the kind of vicious streak we'd missed from him and, even considering Martinez's knees and Geale's weight, it's hard not to be impressed.
"Canelo" (45-1, 32 KO) has also been on an excellent run, sandwiching a close win over the immensely-talented Erislandy Lara with savage drubbings of Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland.
It's not often we get two elite, skilled fighters with finish-friendly styles matched up, much less with this kind of national rivalry and massive popularity on both sides. We'll keep you posted when word of the undercard starts coming out, so until then, let's get confrontational and judgmental in the comment section over who's going to win.