Cotto expecting a war with Alvarez

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico is expecting a tough physical battle against Mexican star Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in Las Vegas on November 21.

Cotto (40-4, 33KOs) is preparing with his trainer Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California. And with the bookies backing the younger Alvarez(45-1-1, 32KOs), Cotti feels motivated to beat his fancied opponent.

"Everyone knows about the huge rivalry between Mexican and Puerto Rican fighters. Therefore, on my part, I will do my best for this fight. 

"I just have to follow the instructions of Freddie Roach, follow the game plan, and give the best of myself, as I always do in all my fights," Cotto told Rigo Cervantez.

"I'm preparing for a war. Every fight is different. I'm taking this fight with Canelo seriously.  

"I am not evaluating the best fights that Canelo had to shape my workouts or our game plan. I'm working on what we believe we need to work on to win on November 21," he added.