Naghiwalay ng landas sina Mexican multiple world champion Juan Manuel Marquez at Erik Morales sa nalalapit na WBC middleweight title bout ng kampeong si Miguel Angel Cotto ng Puerto Rico at kababayan nilang si ex-WBC light middleweight titlist Saul “Canelo” Alvarez na maghaharap sa Nobyembre 21 sa Mandalay Bay sa Las Vegas, Nevada.

Para kay Marquez, kahit mas bata si Alvarez ay mas maraming karanasan si Cotto at naging gutom sa panalo mula nang sanayin ni Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

“I would choose Miguel because he has faced good rivals. It is going to be a difficult fight, but I think that for Canelo it will be a little harder,” diin ni Marquez sa “I remember the time Cotto fought with (Floyd) Mayweather. He made it a real competitive fight. If you compare Canelo against Mayweather with Cotto´s performance, there is a clear difference.”

Pinagbatayan rin ni Marquez ang mas malawak na karanasan ni Cotto kaysa Alvarez.

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“If we talk about experience, Cotto has more chances. If talk about prepration I think both of them are even, but we know Cotto has fought against greater opponents,” dagdag ni Marquez.

Ngunit para kay Morales, mas gusto niyang manalo si Alvarez dahil malakas at batambata ito sa beteranong Puerto Rican.

“At least on paper, Cotto made a mistake because generally speaking he’s not going to become greater (by beating Canelo), maybe it’s for the money, but it is a very complicated fight,” giit ni Morales sa Fox Deportes.

“It’s going to be a tough fight for both, complicated; however, I think that Canelo has the advantage for the type of bout because he has youth and because he can apply a lot of pressure on Cotto, who is the type of fighter who doesn’t like pressure,” dagdag ni Morales. “Logic tells us that Canelo should win without problems. Youth is a total factor, Cotto has had many wars and most of the fights where he lost he got very hurt. Canelo is a fighter who has not had many wars, only a hard fight where he lost. He should apply pressure the entire fight.” (Gilbert Espeña)