Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bob Arum on How Cotto Rebounded From Pacquiao Loss

by David P. Greisman

Bob Arum of Top Rank, promoter of Miguel Cotto, was asked after Cotto-Margarito 2 about how Cotto was able to have such success rebounding from his loss two years ago to Manny Pacquiao.

“Because he lost to Pacquiao. That’s no disgrace,” Arum said. “The first four rounds with Manny, if you remember, were touch and go, and then Manny overwhelmed him with his speed. So he lost the fight. That didn’t mean the end of Miguel Cotto.

“Obviously he’s a very good fighter, and so we gave him a big fight in Yankees Stadium with Yuri Foreman, and then he fought Mayorga on a very successful pay-per-view, and now Margarito. I didn’t do anything to build him back up. We just provided him with the type of fights that were appropriate.

“There were three knockouts, but he had plenty of knockouts before. He’s a terrific fighter. He’s really one of the top fighters of this era. Make no mistake about it — I think he’s a sure shot to be a Hall of Famer one day.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

Tags: Miguel Cotto image   Bob Arum image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-06-2011

[QUOTE=richardt;11519969]Great to see Cotto win and be able to ease his mind about the first fight. His footwork was the best I have seen from him ever. And his timing was perfect. [B]This was the best Cotto[/B] I have seen…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-06-2011

[QUOTE=WESS;11521396]Cotto looked good fighting Margarito.... Cotto has been looking good because he's been fighting bums. Much to the same with Pac. Once you put them in with solid fighters they look bad.[/QUOTE] You know me on here for a while…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 12-06-2011

People need to stop making excuses and give Miguel Cotto his props. I had a question mark over him going into the rematch but he changed his game plan and fought a smarter fight. I read Margarito fans saying how…

Comment by KTFO on 12-05-2011

[QUOTE=hbonnie21;11521214]MY POINT EXACTLY lol he hasnt beaten anyone thats ranked lol[/QUOTE] Yuri Foreman or "the peg legged Jew" that you two morons are referring about was ranked in the top 10 by most credible boxing sites (ring, espn, boxrec, etc),…

Comment by WESS on 12-05-2011

Cotto looked good fighting Margarito.... Cotto has been looking good because he's been fighting bums. Much to the same with Pac. Once you put them in with solid fighters they look bad.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (29)
Top Headlines Photos: Erik Skoglund, Timy Shala - Face To Face at Final Presser Abner Mares Addresses His 15-Month Layoff Entering Cuellar Fight Ellerbe Confident: On Jan. 14 We Come Back With Three Titles! Trainer: Lara Wants Bigger Fights, But Must Take Care of Family Wilder: Molina Might Be 'Bipolar,' But Has Heart to Upset Joshua Chisora, Whyte - Both Promise a Vicious Knockout Ending Tommy Ward, Super-Bantamweight, Inks Frank Warren Deal Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement