Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cotto on Mayweather: We're Ready To Shock The World!

By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) says he is "ready to shock the world on May 5th" - when he defends his title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cotto is training in Florida with his his new coach, Pedro Diaz of Cuba. They are putting together a plan of attack to overcome Mayweather's very difficult style of boxing. Cotto first used Diaz for last December's stoppage of Antonio Margarito.

"Pedro is well known for studying the opponents. In these two cases, [Margarito and Mayweather] there are totally two different [training strategies] because these fighters are completely different. Margarito was the attacker, so we had to control his fight in the center of the ring to limit him a bit. We now have a more elusive [fighter] in Mayweather. His mobility in the ring is much higher than that of Margarito. Between Margarito and Mayweather, Pedro has changed a lot of the technique and tactics," Cotto said to Joseph Sanchez.

Cotto is also not surprised with Mayweather's lack of pre-fight trash talking.

"I believe that he thinks he knows what he's going to face on May 5th - but he doesn't know. He has no idea who Miguel Cotto really is. He will discover who Miguel Cotto is on May 5. [With Mayweather], we haven't seen the stereotypical image that we're used to seeing. There has been a lot of respect and the fists will do the talking on May 5," Cotto said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pbftxrs316 on 04-10-2012

what's this floyd looked unsettled sh1t during the faceoff---is this what you people are going off of ? you shock me folks--floyd looked the same---showing that he isn't even thinking about cotto--he was focusing on the game--and when floyd dominates…

Comment by wizard king on 04-10-2012

[QUOTE=aces725;11988241]Floyd looked decent , he did not dominate Ortiz .. Ortiz is mentally weak and Floyd knew that , that's why he chose him .. Floyd knows what he is doing when he cherry picks ... He was forced into…

Comment by aces725 on 04-10-2012

Floyd looked decent , he did not dominate Ortiz .. Ortiz is mentally weak and Floyd knew that , that's why he chose him .. Floyd knows what he is doing when he cherry picks ... He was forced into…

Comment by radioraheem on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=ADP02;11986306]Both hit and both missed. Ortiz did land when he pressured Floyd. Were they all clean hits? No but there were enough to get Floyd's respect.[/QUOTE] LOL. Floyd did not respect Ortiz because of his "pressure" and by missing so…

Comment by ADP02 on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=mistermartin;11986288]where do u guys come up w/ this stuff....If ortiz were landing te headbutt would've never occurred. But it did..c he trained for 3 months & [B]couldn't land a single thing against a guy standing right in front of him.[/B][/QUOTE]…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (165)
Top Headlines Terence Crawford Didn't Know Who Julius Indongo Was a Year Ago Frampton Reportedly Close To Parting Ways With Barry McGuigan Joseph Diaz vs. Jorge Lara in Play For Canelo-Golovkin Ellerbe Confident: Mayweather-McGregor Ends in KO, Likely Early Photos: Luis Nery Shocks Shinsuke Yamanaka For WBC Crown Yunier Dorticos vs. Dmitry Kudryashov - Ticket Information Michael Bisping Willing To Do 'Boxing Match' With Tony Bellew Mayweather vs. McGregor: NSAC Approves Use of 8-Ounce Gloves Mayweather-McGregor: Robert Byrd as Referee, Judges Selected Indongo in Great Shape For Crawford, No Issue With Weight Mayweather: I Won't Be Cautious, Fans Deserve a Blockbuster Michael Conlan Excited, Details a Very Active Fight Schedule Oscar Valdez Wants to Fight Winner of Santa-Cruz-Mares Rematch Abel Sanchez Has Seen 'Tremendous Improvement' In Canelo Crawford Would Favor Keith Thurman to Beat Errol Spence Frank Warren: Billy Joe Saunders is Back in Business! Luis Nery-Shinsuke Yamanaka: Post-Fight Report Card Anthony Mundine Very Serious About Rugby League Comeback Shane Mosley Retiring From Boxing, No Plans To Fight Again Mayweather Sr: Pacquiao Lost Legit, Horn Will Beat Him Worse! Malignaggi: McGregor Fans Adorable - Jump on His Every Word! Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao Rematch Inching Closer To a Deal Bryant Jennings Embraces Return: It’s Definitely Back To Business Mayweather Sr: Not Sure Floyd KO's McGregor Due To Hand Issue Showtime Start Legal War Over Mayweather-McGregor 'Streams' Joshua's Coach: 8-Ounce Won't Affect Mayweather vs. McGregor Kellerman: Even a 60-Year-Old Mayweather Beats McGregor News: Mason Menard, LaRon Mitchell, Boyd Melson, More Oscar Valdez Aims To Put on a Show in Homecoming Defense Miguel Cotto Talks Career, Margarito Revenge, Golden Boy Deal Jaron Ennis, Brandun Lee Pick Up Victories in Washington, DC Bellew: If Money is Right, I'll Fight Michael Bisbing in Ring or Cage! Photos: Alberto Machado, Carlos Morales - Go Face To Face Mayweather, McGregor Face Opposition To 8-Ounce Glove Request Canelo Won't Skip IBF's Second-Day Weigh-In for Golovkin Fight Arum: McGregor Can't Fight For Sh*t, He Pushed Malignaggi Down! Crawford Noncommittal on Facing Lipinets, Unsure of Garcia Mikkel Kessler vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo in Play For The Fall News: Glowacki, Masternak, McDonagh, Laviolette, More 150 Filipino Boxers Banned For Falsifying Brain Scan Results
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement