Advertisement
Advertisement

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."

Send News Tips and Comments To Mark Vester @ [email protected]

Tags:
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.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (226)
Top Headlines HBO Sports Head: We Want To Match The Best Fights Possible Olympic Boxers, Now Without Headgear, Worry About Cuts Dimitrenko Confident of Beating Parker, Derailing Joshua Fight Marlon Tapales Shocks Pungluang Sor Singyu, Wins WBO Belt Paul Smith Set For September Return, Won't Be on Liverpool Bill Abel Sanchez: Manny Pacquiao Should Fight Keith Thurman Photos: Robert Guerrero, Alfredo Angulo, Gausha Presser Paulie Malignaggi’s Master Plan: This is Just Step One Loeffler: Golovkin Will Have 3 Fights Prior To Canelo Fight Alfredo Angulo Eyes Gold: I Want a World Title Shot in 2017! Video: Timothy Bradley Talks Pacquiao vs. Crawford, More Video: Loeffler Talks Golovkin vs. Brook HBO Tripleheader Robert Guerrero Aims For Rematch With Danny Garcia Leo Santa Cruz Says Having Dad in NYC Brought Him To Tears Photos: Joseph Diaz, Nick Arce, Roy Tapia Putting in Work Gamboa's Coach: One or Two More, Then Bring on Lomacheneko! Ruben Villa Inks Promotional With Banner and Thompson HBO Sports Head: Chocolatito Has Gotta Perform With Cuadras Tapales Struggles To Make Weight For Sor Singyu WBO Title Fight Photos: Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz Face To Face in NYC WBC Prez on Crawford: One Voluntary, Then Mandatory Fight Jonathan Guzman Robbed of $70,000 Purse at The Airport Prince Naseem Backs Frampton To Get Job Done With Santa Cruz WBC Prez: Povetkin-Wilder Situation To Be Resolved Soon Noel Gevor vs. Mirko Larghetti on October 14 in Hamburg HBO Sports Hopeful of 3 Fights for Golovkin, Canelo in 2016 Andre Ward-Alexander Brand Full Undercard Announced Cuadras To Chocolatito: The Title is Coming Back To Mexico Jose Ramirez Targets World Title Shot, Returns on December 10 Parker To Have Two More Fights Before Anthony Joshua Clash Loeffler: As Soon as Golovkin Has a Fight, Everyone Wants Him! Roach Admits: I Don't Think I'll Accept Crawford For Pacquiao! Manager: Flores Has The Heart and Balls To Beat Rigondeaux Joseph Parker's Trainer Laughs at Haumono Protesting KO Loss Tapales Must Be in Top Form To Beat WBO Champ Sor Singyu Golovkin's Coach: We Wanted Ward, It Will Eventually Happen! Pacquiao's Ex-Trainer Warns Him To Stay Away From Crawford David Price vs. Eric Molina Showdown in Play For The Fall SHO’s Prospect Factory Churns Through Milestone Anniversary Roach Makes it Clear That Pacquiao Will Not Be 'One and Done'
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement