Top stats to know: Canelo beats Cotto by unanimous decision

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Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto on Saturday night to win the WBC middleweight title. He became the second Mexican fighter to win the middleweight title, along with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Here's a look at the top stats behind the unanimous decision, according to CompuBox.

• Canelo Alvarez outlanded Miguel Cotto 155-129 and had a higher connect percentage (32 percent to Cotto's 21 percent).

• Entering the fight, Alvarez was landing 49 percent of power punches, third-highest among active fighters. He landed 40 percent of power punches against Cotto (118-of-298). Cotto landed 75-of-255 for 29 percent.

• Fifty-nine percent of Alvarez's landed punches were to Cotto's right side (Alvarez's left hand). In his five previous fights, 49 percent of his landed punches had been to the right side of opponents.

• Alvarez landed 57 percent of punches to Cotto's head and 43 percent to the body.

• Alvarez became the 14th fighter to win world titles at junior middleweight and middleweight and the first from Mexico to do so.

• Alvarez improves to 3-0 against Puerto Rican fighters, having defeated Kermit Cintron in November 2011 and Jose Cotto, Miguel’s older brother, in May 2010.

• Cotto's three-fight win streak was snapped with the loss. Of his five career losses, three of them were by decision. He is now 8-2 against Mexican fighters.