Alvarez beats Cotto to win WBC middleweight title

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Posted: Nov 22, 2015 1:06 AM

(Reuters) - 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 favorite, lived up to his billing with a powerful display at the Mandalay Bay Events Center as the 25-year-old Mexican improved his career record to 46-1-1 (32 KOs). His only loss was to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Peter Rutherford)