Cotto will seek to knock out Alvarez then call out Floyd Mayweather to put his 49-0 record on the line. AFP PHOTO/ John Gurzinski
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Puerto Rican middleweight Miguel Cotto says he doesn't need a world title to lend importance to his Saturday showdown with Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.Cotto said Wednesday he had offered the WBC $125,000, but the sanctioning body rejected it.The 34-year-old Puerto Rican, winner of world titles in four weight divisions, takes a record of 40-4 with 33 knockouts into the bout.Roach admits he'd love to see Cotto knock out Alvarez – then call out Floyd Mayweather to put his 49-0 record on the line.First there's the 25-year-old Alvarez, 45-1-1 with 32 knockouts.The bout is being fought at a 155-pound catchweight, and the Mexican's power – amply demonstrated in a spectacular knockout of James Kirkland in May – could trouble Miguel Cotto.
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