By Jhonny Gonzalez
Last Saturday in New York's Madison Square Garden, WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) avenged his 2008 TKO loss to Antonio Margarito. After a great display of boxing, Cotto stopped Margarito in the tenth round. The Mexican boxer's right eye was swollen shut and the ringside doctors would not allow him to continue. There is one more defeat that Cotto wants to avenge - a November 2009 TKO loss to Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs).
Cotto credits his new team, which includes Cuban trainer Pedro Diaz, as being the difference in his style and the building blocks to rebuilding his career. The star of Puerto Rico has a firm belief that Pacquiao would lose a rematch. When they clashed in 2009, Cotto was dropped twice and took a beating before he was stopped in the twelfth round.
"I have no doubt about it [that I would beat Pacquiao in a rematch]. With the right encouragement and with the people that are now in my team, we have no doubt that," Cotto told Esteban Pagan.