Advertisement
Advertisement

Cotto Vows: I'll Show The Blueprint To Beat Mayweather!

By Ryan Burton

MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV - During the ongoing fight week, three division world champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) has been displaying his usual quiet confidence. While Cotto has never been a big talker, he recently provided some insight into Saturday's clash against Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26KOs), which will be the most lucrative fight of his career.

The fighter of Puerto Rican descent said that he had a great training camp for the fight and that his trainer Pedro Diaz has him ready for whatever Mayweather brings to the ring on Saturday.

"I have prepared myself for any type of style he can bring. I have worked hard and I will be ready for what he brings," Cotto told BoxingScene and other media members. 

Cotto said that Diaz has made improvements that have made him a better all around fighter.  He also has developed a relationship with Diaz that he was lacking with some of his previous trainers.

"I am very comfortable with Pedro. When you train at the best capacity you can and you have a guy who always wants to bring out the best in you then you have great chemistry," Cotto explained.

The WBA junior middleweight champion was asked if he had stopped to appreciate the purse he is receiving for the upcoming fight.  If the pay-per-view numbers end up as good as anticipated, Cotto should receive a career high payday. While Cotto is grateful, he said that everything that he has received in boxing he has earned.

"Everything I have in my career I've earned it. No one has given it to me. I'm here because I'm a hard worker. I work hard for everything I have."

Cotto was also asked about his strategy for facing a fighter that hasn't been defeated in a career that has spanned 16 years. The 31-year old didn't reveal his fight plan but confidently said that he will leave the ring victorious.

"If no one else has showed the way you beat Floyd Mayweather, if no one else has made the blueprint, you will see me show how you beat Floyd Mayweather," said Cotto.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Beater_of_ass on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;12094606]Jose Luis Castillo would disagree. And Cotto show again what Floyd is vulnerable to, just lacked the high work rate in the later rounds to see him through. You really think Ortiz and Mosley had a plan, paydays, and what…

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;12094538]yet, none have ever really worked.[/QUOTE] Jose Luis Castillo would disagree. And Cotto show again what Floyd is vulnerable to, just lacked the high work rate in the later rounds to see him through. You really think Ortiz and Mosley…

Comment by Kagami Taiga on 05-07-2012

[QUOTE=D4thincarnation;12094523]Cotto demonstrated one blueprint on how to beat Mayweather, they are many others.[/QUOTE] yet, none have ever really worked.

Comment by D4thincarnation on 05-07-2012

Cotto demonstrated one blueprint on how to beat Mayweather, they are many others.

Comment by THE REED™ on 05-07-2012

Nice quote Cotto.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (49)
Top Headlines Video: Nonito Doniare on Pacquiao-Crawford, Postol, More Video: Sulaiman on Crawford, Amir Khan, Chocolatito, Wilder Video: Tim Bradley on Pacquiao-Crawford, Coming Back, More Marcos Maidana Noncommittal on Ring Return Photos: Oscar Valdez Demolishes Rueda For First World Title Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Joe Smith Jr. WBC Eliminator in Play Photos: Crawford Dominates Postol To Unify - HUGE Gallery Postol: I Tried To Make an Exciting Fight, Crawford Was Running Anthony Mundine vs. Danny Green Rematch Inching Closer Photos: Marcos Maidana Resurfaces in The United States Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had Terence Crawford: Manny Pacquiao Must Fight Me at 140! Roach Likes The Idea of Pacquiao vs. Crawford, at 140-Pounds Crawford Trainer: We Weren't on Roach's Level? Freddie Who? Crawford: I Hurt Postol With Every Solid Shot That Connected Terence Crawford Drops, Dominates Postol To Unify Titles Crawford vs. Postol LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oscar Valdez Crushes Rueda in Two, Wins WBO Title Jose Benavidez Decisions Francisco Santana in Bruising Bout Gvozdyk Gets Off The Floor To Stop Karpency in Six Maidana Breaks Down Maysonet In Six Rounds Ryota Murata Demolishes Comanche Boy in One Round Roach Admits Confusion in Golovkin-Ward Comments Fabian Maidana Aims To Emerge From Marcos' Shadow Lenny Zappavigna Stops Ik Yang in Six Rounds Video: Jose Benavidez Pumped For Santana Showdown Salido: They Have To Pay Me A lot For Lomachenko, Vargas! Crawford vs. Postol LIVE Results From Las Vegas Roach: Brook Has NO Shot To Beat Gennady Golovkin Video: David Benavidez Discusses His Future, Return, More Video: Francisco Santana Ready For War With Benavidez Crawford Not Concerned About Postol’s Height, Reach Edge Wilder, Arreola Test Clean For All Banned Substances Eleider Alvarez-Robert Berridge Set For PBC Card Video: Viktor Postol Ready To Put on a Show With Crawford Roach: I Want Pacquiao To Fight at Least Two More Times Video: Oleksandr Gvozdyk on PPV Fight, The Future, More Video: Oscar Valdez Ready For Statement Title Win With Rueda Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, More Michael Perez vs. Petr Petrov WBA Eliminator is Ordered
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement