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Saul Canelo Alvarez Turns Back Miguel Cotto, Claims Boxing Title

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Saul Canelo Alvarez earned a decision victory on all three scorecards Saturday night to defeat Miguel Cotto and become the WBC, lineal and The Ring middleweight champion.

Alvarez earned scores of 117-111, 119-109 and 118-100.

With the win, Alvarez improved to 46-1-1 in his career and has won his last four since a 2013 loss to Floyd Mayweather. Cotto fell to 40-5 and had his three-fight win streak snapped.

Complete results can be found below:

Saul Canelo Alvarez def. Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision (117-111, 119-109, 118-110)

Francisco Vargas def. Takashi Miura by TKO at 1:31 of round 9

Guillermo Rigondeaux def. Drian Francisco by unanimous decision (97-93, 100-90, 100-90)

Ronny Rios def. Jayson Velez by unanimous decision (97-92, 95-94, 96-93)