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Mayweather: Cotto Learned Some of His Moves From Me

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) believes WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) is using some of his movements, and tactics, in the ring. Several years ago, both boxers were stablemates under Las Vegas-based Top Rank Promotions.

Mayweather broke his ties with Top Rank to become a free agent in 2006. Cotto became a free agent when his Top Rank contract expired on December 31.

When they used to train side by side at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, Mayweather feels that Cotto studied his movements and in-ring abilities.

"I think Miguel Cotto has been watching me for a very, very long time. Miguel Cotto had a chance to sit at the Top Rank [Gym] when we both were fighters at Top Rank, and he used to sit right there and watch me train every day, watch me box. Even some of his movement, I see it comes from me. I'm thankful that fighters can pick up stuff from me and use it and be successful. He's a solid guy. He's a good fighter," Mayweather told reporters in Los Angeles.

Mayweather challenges Cotto for the WBA's 154-pound title on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by komandante on 03-02-2012

FIGHT Pacquiao.:popcorn:

Comment by KingTito on 03-02-2012

The only thing I can think of is the shoulder roll, but Cotto's got his own style.

Comment by RlCKY on 03-02-2012

The only thing I could think of is the shoulder roll...which I'm pretty sure Toney was doing first...

Comment by Jack Napier on 03-02-2012

Cotto and Floyd fight nothing alike Cottto was a body puncher and pressure fighter now he's a kinda sorta boxer-puncher he's not bigger than all of his opponents anymore he's not as aggressive since he became a WW against strong…

Comment by zab191 on 03-02-2012

Cotto is a Mayweather wanna-be

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