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Landman Witnessed Cotto's Slow Rise Back To The Top

By Jhonny Gonzalez

The conditioning coach of Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs), Phil Landman, witnessed the boxer's slow rise back to the top. Landman, a member of team Cotto since 2006, watched the boxer's fast rise, quick fall, and saw him once again fight his way back to the top. On May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Cotto faces the biggest test of his career, when he defends the WBA junior middleweight title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).

"Miguel went through a lot in a short period of time. The loss to Antonio Margarito affected him deeply. Mentally, he was destroyed and it took a while to recover. Then he lost his fight against Manny Pacquiao and his father died a few months later," said Landman to Carlos Gonzalez.

"The accumulation of all these situations between 2008 and 2010 was too much for him, but now he is mentally calm and its been noted in the preparation he is doing every day. Miguel has always been a tireless worker. His work ethic is always the same, only now he is more excited, more motivated and this has been the most dramatic change."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jazluvr on 04-12-2012

Nice article. Cotto has been through a lot, yes, and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. He's a better man for his good /bad experiences in his life. He's a class act. The fact that he does have vulnerabilities,…

Comment by BiggiePR on 04-12-2012

I dont know where this stupid hater comes from. Cotto has been only a true warrior inside the Ring and a gentleman outside of the ring. You might be a Margacheato fan still butt hurt about the loss. Margarito is…

Comment by AP♠ on 04-12-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Fantastic;11993856]:rofl: What the [I]f[/I]uck do I care if it's a Mexican or not fighting. May 6 is going to be one very good day for me. A group of idiots will go bye bye. I can't wait to see…

Comment by Mr. Fantastic on 04-12-2012

[QUOTE=dorruel2.0;11993597]at least they follow and support great fighters. You follow a cheater because your too stupid to look past the country he represents. Laugh at anyone you want at least Cotto and Floyd are in the lime light and RELEVANT[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Hougigo on 04-11-2012

Sounds like a Megaman enemy

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