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 Last update:  2/16/2012       Read more by Jhonny Gonzalez         
   
Cotto Ready: I'll Be in The Best Condition For Mayweather!
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By Jhonny Gonzalez

WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) considers his upcoming defense against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) as the biggest fight of his career. Cotto advised Raul Alzaga that he already started training for the May 5th clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cotto's trainer, Pedro Diaz of Cuba, is already in Puerto Rico and the training has officially begun.

The promotional tour will tentatively run from February 26 to March 3, with stops in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico and possibly Mexico. The first stop, according to Cotto, begins in Orlando during the N.B.A's All Star game, and the next stop will be a press conference in Puerto Rico, which is going to be open to the public.

"Our condition for this fight will be the best. Right now I've already had several days of preparation and won't stop until May 5. We will [hold the training camp] in [Orlando] Florida again [once the promotional tour is finished], but Pedro is already in Puerto Rico and a few days ago we started working. For the Antonio Margarito fight, Pedro Luis surrendered his body and soul to prepare the winning path. This time is no exception," Cotto said.

The Puerto Rican star is already thinner than usual. Cotto revealed that he never stopped taking care of his body since the Margarito rematch in December. 

"He has not stopped working in the gym or running since the Margarito fight. In fact, he is below 170 pounds, which means that he only needs to lose 15 pounds or less to make the weight of 154 pounds," said his press director, Bryan Perez.

"He knows that a victory would mean a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, or even another fight with Mayweather Jr. and they are fighting for a lot of money."

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



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comment by Buckfever, on 02-17-2012
I just took it that he's taking the fight seriously, he's started some light training and he didn't blow up this time so he should come in as strong/fit as ever. He's fighting Mayweather, he's got to talk himself into believing he has a chance. I think that's a natural thing for a fighter to do w...

comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe, on 02-17-2012
[QUOTE=Hindsight 20/10][U]Fraud hasn't KO'd anyone (ligitimately, without sucker-punching) since June 12, 1999 (Juuko). [/U]And your telling me that you think that Fraud will KO Cotto in the 8th? Can I have some of whatever your smoking? Please?!?[/QUOTE] how are people supposed to take u seri...

comment by 12TRIBEsRiSe, on 02-17-2012
[QUOTE=akScoundrel]They were all fast enough to touch mayweather, cotto is faster than all of them. Follow that to its logical conclusion. Mayweather is gonna get touched. Gameplanning will be more of a factor than lack of speed on cottos part. But ofcourse, mayweather da gawd walks everybody...

comment by hbonnie21, on 02-17-2012
this is a problem a big one, floyd has been training crazy his whole life, miguel cotto isnt all of sudden going to get the bruce lee roy glow all of sudden, he will get tired because he will have to think and anticipate what floyd may do, which makes you fight tense therefore you will tire quicker

comment by PRking718, on 02-17-2012
[QUOTE=Bee Keepz]I don't see how Cotto can beat Mayweather. Cotto could barely make it to 9 rounds with Margarito; and Cotto was already on the bike. The only difference I can tell from this fight and the first fight was that Cotto didn't take as much damage early on in the second fight. [/Q...

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