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Cotto: No Doubt I Would Beat Pacquiao in a Rematch

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lords on 12-08-2011

[QUOTE=ThePunchingBag;11532464]To put it in the words of Larry Merchant "Margarito had illegally loaded gloves, Pacquiao has legally loaded gloves." Pac... too much speed and power.[/QUOTE] Why does everybody talk like Manny has all this punching power? His last KO was…

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 12-08-2011

[B][FONT="Franklin Gothic Medium"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="DarkRed"]OK. I agree to disagree on that one. I just hope Cotto doesn't stay with Arum and doesn't do anymore in-house fights unless it's Manny. He needs to go to Golden Boy like he was a few years…

Comment by Iceta Lives on 12-08-2011

[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;11532451][B][COLOR="DarkGreen"][B]Hold fast. Good post up until you said "[Cotto doesnt throw that right though, and that is the key to beating Pacquiao. but then again Marquez>Cotto" So if Marquez is better than Cotto, that means he could defeat Mosley, Judah,…

Comment by loui_ludwig on 12-08-2011

Even if Pac comes in at the official weigh in at 145 and Cotto at 54, Pac beats Miguel. Cotto won by by using movements which he didn't do in during the 1st fight and he has a target in…

Comment by ThePunchingBag on 12-07-2011

To put it in the words of Larry Merchant "Margarito had illegally loaded gloves, Pacquiao has legally loaded gloves." Pac... too much speed and power.

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