Cotto, Canelo set for four-city promotional tour

Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and former unified junior middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez meet in a hugely anticipated showdown on Nov. 21 (HBO PPV) at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, but before the big fight, they will take to the road for a four-city international promotional tour next week (as if this match needs the hype!).

Each stop is free and open to the public. Exact locations and times have yet to be announced, but the tour will kick off Monday in Los Angeles. The second stop will be on Tuesday in Mexico City, the third will be Wednesday in New York, and the final event will be in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Cotto’s hometown, on Thursday.

Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs), who's defending his title for the second time, and Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) will meet at a contract weight of 155 pounds in one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- Puerto Rico versus Mexico rivalry fights.

As for the hot topic of ticket availability, the specifics of prices and an on-sale date are still being finalized by promoters Roc Nation Sports and Golden Boy and will likely be announced early next week in conjunction with the start of the tour.