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Miguel Cotto Admits: My Time To Retire is Getting Close

MSG Network kicks off the Miguel Cotto v. Sergio Martinez fight week with a new episode of The Game 365.  MSG’s Fran Healy recently sat down with Miguel Cotto and Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the brand new episode which premieries on MSG + Monday night and on MSG on Tuesday with both airing at 7:30 pm.  Below are several quotes from the half hour program.

The Game 365:Miguel Cotto

Miguel Cotto

On Madison Square Garden:

“It’s my second home … being there is a marvelous adventure.”

On fighting for fans:

“I know they follow Miguel Cotto.  I know they’ve always been rooting for me and when I step into the ring I fight for them too.”

“Having all those Puerto Ricans rooting for me during the fight is going to help me, but I have to be focused on my work.”

On walking from dressing room to ring on June 7:

“It all depends on the work I made here at the gym.  If I feel prepared enough for anything Sergio can bring me …  then it’s going to be an easy road from the locker room to the ring.”

On retiring:

“I’m getting older, my kids are growing and I want to be there for them.  I spend too much time in here (gym) and I lose time with them.  Its close, my time to retire, its close.  I’m going to enjoy the last part of my career.”

Freddie Roach

On training and key to fight:

“I try to duplicate a lot of what the opponents do. He (Martinez) likes to rest on the ropes with his hands up high and when he does that of course the body shots are right there. I feel that is the key to this fight, if you break the body down the head will fall.”

On how much of fight is physical and mental:

“I say about 90% of the fight game is mental.  It’s who can pull it off, who can make their game plan work, who can execute the game plan best.  Everyone gets in shape and gets ready for the fight…our people are 100% ready and then it’s the mental side.  That’s what we work on a lot, the sports psychology the positive thinking and making the right moves at the right time.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bushbaby on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=hitking;14608593]Off the top of my head. I know for a fact that Pac entered the ring last as the challenger to Hatton's lineal title. And I think Floyd entered the ring last against Ortiz, who was technically the defending champion.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=EXPOSEDheroes;14608058]I see you are still traumatized about what Sergio did to Paul Williams. Cotto is not one to get get with the one-punch sucker KO shot. Again, sorry about what happened to the dude in your avi doe.[/QUOTE] You see??…

Comment by hitking on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=Wild Apache;14607813]Next week saturday to be exact. I can't believe Cotto did the diva crap he did. Even A side Pacman and Floyd usually wouldn't demand to come in last as challengers to a title. And a world title lineal…

Comment by EXPOSEDheroes on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=Wild Apache;14607813]Next week saturday to be exact. I can't believe Cotto did the diva crap he did. Even A side Pacman and Floyd usually wouldn't demand to come in last as challengers to a title. And a world title lineal…

Comment by Southpaw King on 05-31-2014

[QUOTE=fenixbb;14607917]Your Idol on your avatar retired numerous times because Cotto lived to far away.[/QUOTE] He's actually not my idol...just 1 of my fav current boxers c0ck sucka...even if he was my idol he beat cotto lol

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