Photos Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez Published on Nov. 27, 2015 Give and take Miguel Cotto, left, and Canelo Alvarez exchange blows during their middleweight championship fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Reach out and touch Miguel Cotto leads with a jab to create distance against the bigger and stronger Canelo Alvarez in the center of the ring. Chin check Canelo Alvarez lands a left uppercut flush on Miguel Cotto's chin during early-round action. Out in front Entering the fight with a 10-year youth advantage, Canelo Alvarez built an early lead on the scorecards by outworking Miguel Cotto. Battling back Miguel Cotto stepped up his output in the middle rounds and outboxed Canelo Alvarez for certain stretches with quick jabs and constant movement. On the money The more accurate Canelo Alvarez became with his power shots in the second half of the fight, the more he wore down the 35-year-old Miguel Cotto. Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Miguel Cotto gets hit by Canelo Alvarez during their WBC middleweight title bout. Power surge The momentum of the bout turned in Canelo Alvarez's favor for good in Round 8, when he backed up and hurt Miguel Cotto with uppercuts and overhand rights. Championship poise Canelo Alvarez closed strong with a busy 12th round by backing up Miguel Cotto to leave no doubt on the scorecards. The champ is here Canelo Alvarez celebrates after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their middleweight championship fight. Celebration time Canelo Alvarez and promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy celebrate Alvarez's victory over Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas. Sealed with a kiss Canelo Alvarez celebrates with Nelda Sepulveda after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their middleweight fight. Casualties of war Junior lightweight Francisco Vargas was bloodied, bruised and cut before rallying to stop titlist Takashi Miura. Back and forth Takashi Miura throws a right to Francisco Vargas' face during their junior lightweight title bout, in which both fighters traded knockdowns. Leading off Featherweights Jayson Velez, left, and Ronny Rios opened the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view main card with an action fight in Las Vegas.