By Mark Vester
Former two-division champion Miguel Cotto has officially announced on the social networks that Emanuel Steward will be coming in as the new head trainer. Cotto will go for his third divisional title on June 5 against undefeated WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman at New York's Yankee Stadium. The Puerto Rican star captured belts at 140 and 147-pounds.
Steward's involvement with Cotto had been known for weeks. The veteran trainer, who currently handles heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, was going to work as a consultant for Foreman's team, but accepted a much bigger offer from Team Cotto.
Joe Santiago, who took over as Miguel's trainer after uncle Evangelista Cotto was fired in early 2009, will still be part of Miguel's corner. Cotto took a bad beating in his last couple of fights. Steward will attempt to sharpen up his boxing skills by adding a much tighter defense.
"As promised, I officially announce today that Mr. Emanuel Steward will be my head trainer. And joining my corner with Joe Santiago, Joe Chavez and my brother Jose. On June 5th, we will make history again," Cotto said.
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