Miguel Cotto

Canelo Alvarez, former WBC & WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, trains during an open workout at the House of Boxing Gym July 1, 2014 in San Diego, California. (credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

CBS Local Sports Q&A: Canelo Alvarez On His Fight Against Erislandy Lara

On July 12, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara are fighting in Las Vegas. While technically not a title fight, it’s considered the de facto championship bout at 154 lbs.

07/10/2014

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico lands a left to the face of Sergio Martinez of Argentina during the third round of the WBC Middleweight Championship fight on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Miguel Cotto Selling Out The Garden Says Something — Good And Bad

For all the hyperbole and woeful acronyms, MSG isn’t the World’s Most Famous Arena, but it is the ancestral home of pugilism, going back to its days on 49th Street and through the Ali-Frazier era and Bernard Hopkins; toppling of Felix Trinidad.

06/09/2014

Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico lands a left punch to the face of Sergio Martinez of Argentina during the third round of the WBC Middleweight Championship fight on June 7, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto won by a TKO in the tenth round. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Cotto Stops Martinez In Middleweight Title Fight At MSG

Sergio Martinez didn’t get off the stool when the bell rang for the 10th round. He did not speak to the media after the fight, as he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

06/07/2014

California Chrome (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Miguel Cotto (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keidel: From Chrome To Cotto To Henrik — NYC’s Sports Triple Crown

Pick your triple handle. Imagine the sporting triumvirate, trifecta or hat trick of Chrome, Cotto and King Henrik winning their respective crusades. It would give our city some juice and a much-needed moment of eminence.

06/06/2014

Trainer/father Floyd Mayweather Sr. talks with his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. between rounds against Canelo Alvarez. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: The Mouth, Money And Mastery Of Floyd Mayweather

At an age when most boxers fade under the dim lights of dementia, Floyd Mayweather Jr seems as keen and quick and good as ever, in defiance of history and precedent and logic.

09/16/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Keidel: Cash, Cachet And Canelo — Mayweather Makes Money Fight

Floyd still isn’t ready to cede the throne. But Canelo isn’t asking. Something big will give in three months.

05/31/2013

Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a left at Robert Guerrero during the fifth round of their WBC welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 4, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mayweather Defeats Guerrero In Style To Retain Welterweight Belt

Floyd Mayweather fought as if he had never left the ring, coming back from a year’s absence Saturday night to win a unanimous 12-round decision over Robert Guerrero in their welterweight title fight.

05/05/2013

Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and Robert Guerrero pose during the final news conference for their bout at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on May 1, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

Robert Guerrero Believes He Will Be 1st Fighter To Take Down Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Guerrero believes he is the fighter who will be the first to beat Mayweather, and he’s eager to earn both the recognition and the money that would come with such a win.

05/03/2013

Floyd Mayweather (R) throws a right at the head of Miguel Cotto during their WBA super welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 5, 2012. Mayweather won the WBA super welterweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision. (credit: JOHN GURZINSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Keidel: Mayweather Keeps Cotto From Lotto

Turns out I could have saved you sixty bucks – seventy if you watched in HD. But then you would have missed an exquisite bout that belied the normally mundane yet masterful offerings from Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who came to bang against a naturally larger man.

05/07/2012

US boxer Floyd Mayweather (L) and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico face off during a press conference at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on March 1, 2012. Mayweather and Cotto will meet in a WBA Super Welterweight World Championship fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  (credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mayweather’s Mouth Vs. Cotto’s Modesty

Lost in the blinding kaleidoscope of recent New York sports is the fact that a big bout is taking place tomorrow night in Las Vegas. And while boxing has been relegated to the back alleys of the sports pages, there are several compelling themes to this fight.

05/04/2012

Jeremy Lin (credit: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images), Floyd Mayweather (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Floyd Mayweather: ‘I Stand By’ Controversial Tweets On Lin, Race

“Do I regret what I said? Absolutely not,” Mayweather said Tuesday. “I stand by what I said, and I meant what I said.”

WFAN–02/29/2012

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks takes a jump shot over Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets during the game on January 21, 2012 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nuggets Hand Knicks Sixth Straight Loss

Danillo Gallinari got the better of Carmelo Anthony in his Madison Square Garden return as the Nuggets defeated the Knicks in double overtime, 119-114.

WFAN–01/21/2012