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 Last update:  9/21/2011       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Cotto Places Blame on Both Mayweather Jr. and Ortiz
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By Keith Idec
 
NEW YORK — Miguel Cotto wasn’t as colorful as his promoter on the topic, but the WBA super welterweight champion didn’t like the way Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeated Victor Ortiz on Saturday night, either.

Cotto didn’t call Mayweather’s winning left-right combination “a cheap [bleeping] shot,” yet when asked if he thought Mayweather should’ve hit an unsuspecting Ortiz when Ortiz’s hands were down, Cotto said, “I don’t think so. You have to be a gentleman, no matter what.”

Like Bob Arum, whose Top Rank Inc. promotes him, Cotto didn’t absolve Ortiz of blame in the aftermath of his controversial fourth-round knockout loss in Las Vegas.

“I think the inexperience of Ortiz showed, you know,” Cotto said during a press conference to promote his Dec. 3 rematch against Antonio Margarito at Madison Square Garden. “Because no matter what happens in the fight, you never put your hands down like Ortiz did.”

Cotto was then asked if he still “fantasizes” about fighting Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs), who’s generally regarded as one of the top two pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

There hasn’t been much talk of Cotto meeting Mayweather in recent years, especially since Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) dominated Cotto (36-2, 29 KOs) in their November 2009 fight in Las Vegas. Nevertheless, Cotto said he would welcome the chance to fight Mayweather.

“I’ll always be open to face the best in the business, you know,” Cotto said. “And if anybody can’t make a fight with Miguel Cotto, it’s not because of me.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Miguel Cotto , Victor Ortiz , Mayweather-Ortiz , Mayweather vs Ortiz



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comment by Bushbaby, on 09-22-2011
Cotto is a mvthafvckin G, "If anyone can't make a fight with Miguel Cotto, it's not because of Me"!

comment by Mannie Phresh, on 09-22-2011
Aint dat da truf.

comment by QADASHBANYAH, on 09-22-2011
[QUOTE=Check_hooks]Floyd knows Cotto would whoop his ass. Thats why he said he lives too far away.[/QUOTE] Has cotto beaten any great fighters?? CASE CLOSED, PLAIN AND SIMPLE, AND HE TOOK A KNEE...... LOL HES A B- FIGHTER, NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR FLOYD.... YOU KNOW THIS I DONT UNDERSTAND YOU...

comment by heat27, on 09-21-2011
i dont like the way floyd won but ortiz fu*k up with the headbutt and not keeping his hands up

comment by mshap, on 09-21-2011
Cotto vs MW would be a terrible mismatch -- let's see if Cotto has enough left to get by "hands of concrete" Margarito, which I think is doubtful.....

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