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Miguel Cotto: "Emanuel Steward Will Be My Head Trainer"

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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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SweetSci on 04-08-2010

The best move he has ever made!:You_Rock_

Comment by aztecadq on 04-08-2010

This move should be good for Cotto, however it's too little too late. Cotto has taken too many beatings and I don't think Steward will be able to change him at this point in Cotto's career. Good Luck Cotto.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-07-2010

I agree that Margarito ruined Cotto (with plaster in his wraps I'm sure.) Steward should be able to improve him but there is only so much you can do if a guy has taken too many beatings.

Comment by dnut17 on 04-07-2010

[QUOTE=capafe;8023980]wise decision Cotto, hope its not to late. if he win on june 5 , be careful pacman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/QUOTE] I don't think he'll ever get the chance but his Achilles heel is his transition from offense to defense and vice-versa I…

Comment by weeladeela on 04-07-2010

good move cotto, i really like this move for cotto, he will rise again, watch out others

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