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Cotto Believes in His Size, Power Against Mayweather

By Osman Rodriguez

WBA 154-pound champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) believes his size and power will play a significant roles in the outcome of Saturday's fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).

Cotto, the WBA light-middleweight champion, believes fighting at 154 pounds will be a major advantage for him. Mayweather will be Cotto's third defense at the weight. The fight takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Mayweather, a five division world champion and the current WBC beltholder at welterweight, has not fought at 154 since a title win over Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

"No one should forget that I am very comfortable at 154 pounds, and that will be a huge asset going into this match. Also, there's no doubt I have the power to win this fight. If anything, my power has strengthened. That will make the difference," Cotto said.

"The last few years of life have been great for me as a boxer. I have learned quite a bit about myself, and what it takes to win. My fight with Floyd Mayweather will be great and exciting and I know fans desperately want to see it happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ADP02 on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;12067758]There is no such thing as a career fighting weight unless your career is over and you never went outside a division , as an athlete matures so does his weight , when an athlete who has constantly fasted to…

Comment by ADP02 on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=littlemac;12067742]Thank you thats why he ducked Cotto. Cotto would be too strong for Manny thats why Manny ducked him. Am glad you finally came to your senses as to why Manny won't fight a full hydrated Cotto. Its cool we…

Comment by Reloaded on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=ADP02;12067702]Wrong .... first choice was Floyd but Floyd wanted all the PPV money (ie. roadblock) I wasn't trying to say that it was Arum not Manny .... I was getting at: Manny can't go up to 154 and doesn't want…

Comment by littlemac on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=ADP02;12067702]Wrong .... first choice was Floyd but Floyd wanted all the PPV money (ie. roadblock) I wasn't trying to say that it was Arum not Manny .... I was getting at: [B][COLOR="Sienna"]Manny can't go up to 154[/COLOR] [/B]and doesn't want…

Comment by ADP02 on 05-02-2012

[QUOTE=Reloaded;12067652]Heaps to prove , like do you NEED a CW to win ! Have you ever asked yourself why Pac WILL NOT fight Cotto without a CW ? its the only reason Pac is now fighting Bradley and not Cotto…

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