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Cotto: "I'm Here To Prove I'm Better Than Pacquiao"

By Mark Vester

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto knows the majority of the boxing public has listed him as the underdog in his upcoming  fight with Manny Pacquiao on November 14. Cotto says everything is on the line in the fight. His career, his pride, and pride of Puerto Rico.

Some people feel Cotto needs to prove something in the fight. Cotto doesn't see what else he can prove to the critics. The only thing he wants to prove, to himself more than anyone else, is the self-belief that he is better than Pacquiao.

"I've been in good fights with Judah, Mosley, Clottey. If people saw Miguel Cotto in all of those years, and they didn't believe in me, then what else do I have to do. For those people not to believe in me, I can't do anything else. I'm here mostly to prove to myself that I'm better than Manny Pacquiao. I'm doing this for the pride of my family, my kids and my country," Cotto told Lem Satterfield of AOL Fanhouse.

Cotto told Satterfield the catch-weight of 145-pounds will not be an issue in the fight. He doesn't see any problems once he gets Pacquiao in the ring.

"I'm working for everything I think he's going to do, and I'm pretty sure that we're not going to have any problems the night of the fight," said Cotto.

"I had a lot of trouble making the weight when I was a champion at 140, so if we thought we would have trouble making 145 pounds, we wouldn't have taken the fight. Trust me, I'm in my best shape ever."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by defcon215 on 10-19-2009

[QUOTE=Tim Horton;6404005]what about when he beat one of the greatest JWW's in history? Was he elite then?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=project xxx1;6360553]hatton has never been a elite fighter and oscar was so weight drained he couldnt even throw any punches,so ill say it…

Comment by T.Horton on 10-19-2009

[QUOTE=project xxx1;6360553]hatton has never been a elite fighter and oscar was so weight drained he couldnt even throw any punches,so ill say it again,this is pac 1st real test since marquez.if manny wins then great and i will send you…

Comment by defcon215 on 10-19-2009

far from a david diaz buddy b4 the fight alot of people prolly never heard of diaz cotto is an elite whos gonna put pacquiao on his back pocket

Comment by dionysius on 10-18-2009

Cotto is just another DAVID DIAZ. Don't forget to watch the fight in Nov 15 and you'll see I'm right again just as I'm right in the Mayweather Marquez

Comment by RinGhost_ on 10-18-2009

I don't think one fight necessarily proves you are the best. It depends, but i'm sure he has what it takes to win.

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