Saul Alvarez is in a bind for an opponent, according to Ben Thompson of fighthype.com, and Miguel Cotto is standing by awaiting a matchup that's big enough for him to dust off his pink socks and start training again (h/t Rey Colon, fightnews.com).
Alvarez is the current WBC 154-lb champ, but a fighter like Cotto has much more experience. But as far as big names go, it doesn't get much better than Cotto.
If this fight were to happen, Alvarez would have to cram for the toughest test of his life and could still fail. But nothing worth accomplishing comes without risk. Here are three factors the young "Canelo" should consider.