A few notes from around the boxing world:
• The middleweight world championship fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, which Alvarez won by unanimous decision to take the title, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 21 generated a live gate of $12,470,200 from 10,198 tickets sold, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. There were 342 unsold tickets and no complimentary tickets. It ranks as the 13th biggest gate in Nevada history, tucked between No. 12 Bernard Hopkins-Oscar De La Hoya (also a middleweight championship fight), which generated a gate of $12,782,650 from 15,672 tickets sold at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and No. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Cotto, which had a gate of $12,000,140 from 14,612 tickets sold, also at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
• Because they are close to making a deal, Jorge Linares promoter Golden Boy Promotions and Lou DiBella, Dejan Zlaticanin's promoter, asked for and received an extra week from the WBC to finalize a deal for the mandatory fight between lightweight titleholder Linares (40-3, 27 KOs), 30, of Venezuela, and Zlaticanin (21-0, 14 KOs), 31, of Montenegro. The fight will be Linares' third title defense since winning the vacant belt Dec. 30, 2014. Zlaticanin earned the shot by knocking out Ivan Redkach in the fourth round of a title eliminator on June 13. The sides have until Dec. 18 or a purse bid will be scheduled on a date to be announced at WBC headquarters in Mexico City.
• Although hard-core boxing fans eagerly anticipated last Saturday's showdown between Brooklyn, New York, rivals Daniel Jacobs and Peter Quillin, their fight for Jacobs' middleweight belt drew a poor audience against a huge night of college football. The entire Showtime telecast averaged just 248,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The Jacobs-Quillin main event, which lasted just 85 seconds, averaged 386,000 viewers with a peak of 408,000. The co-feature, Jesus Cuellar's featherweight title defense against Jonathan Oquendo, drew an extremely low figure as it averaged 221,000 viewers and peaked at 279,000.