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Boxing-Alvarez beats Cotto to win WBC middleweight title (Reuters)

Nov 20, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Miguel Cotto (left) and Canelo Alvarez (right) pose for a photo during weigh-ins for their upcoming WBC middleweight title fight at Mandalay Bay. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) – Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto on a unanimous points decision to win the WBC world middleweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. Alvarez, the pre-fight favourite, lived up to his billing with a powerful display at the Mandalay Bay Events Center as the 25-year-old improved his career record to 46-1-1 (32 KOs). All three judges agreed Alvarez had won the contest comfortably, awarding him between nine and 11 of the 12 rounds.

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