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Miguel Cotto and Trainer/Uncle Brawl During Camp

By Mark Vester

The often tense relationship between WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and trainer/uncle Evangelista Cotto reached a boiling point during a day of training camp on Wednesday afternoon in Puerto Rico. The relationship between the two may be over. In the past the two have had disputes during camp, but nothing like this.

According to several reports from major news outlets and newspapers in Puerto Rico, a verbal dispute led to a brawl between Cotto and his uncle. At around 3:15PM, before a packed Bairoa Gym in Caguas, Puerto Rico, the two were involved in a heated argument over the training plan for Cotto's upcoming bout against Joshua Clottey on June 13 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Miguel had a new training plan that Evangelista did not agree with, leading to a serious war of words. Cotto would go on to fire his uncle as trainer.

According to Primera Hora , about thirty minutes after being fired, the drama would escalate further. Evangelista attacked Miguel, who in turn defended himself by throwing punches back. A police spokesperson told the paper that Miguel suffered a cut on top of his nose. After the two were separated, Miguel went back to his apartment, where Evangelista would follow and the drama continued.

The paper wrote that things got uglier when uncle/ex-trainer would throw a cement block in the direction of Cotto. The block missed the fighter, but went through the window of his car, a new jaguar. Police were called to the scene and two men may file charges against each other.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kelly Robinson on 04-11-2009

This is how Latinos get down! They weren't taken shit from each other, I wish I was there and witness what was being said. It's a bit sad, Cotto is a very talented boxer and he may have made a…

Comment by Tobi.G on 04-11-2009

[QUOTE=MR.PLANAS;5052027]I think Bonilla is a good trainer, he develops good amateur boxers, he is more suited for a boxer like Quintana, Bonilla emphasizes on boxing and Miranda is a brawler so it might be possible to say that Miranda would…

Comment by mochoso91 on 04-11-2009

In PR is Bonilla the best available but I think cotto will go international in it..

Comment by MR.PLANAS on 04-11-2009

[QUOTE=SceneSpectator!;5051936]wow.. was his uncle weighted WW too? what a nice test for miguel! i think this will not be good to miguel at this point with his forthcoming fight with clottey! I wish he would consider Roach, but if he…

Comment by MR.PLANAS on 04-10-2009

[QUOTE=SceneSpectator!;5051936]wow.. was his uncle weighted WW too? what a nice test for miguel! i think this will not be good to miguel at this point with his forthcoming fight with clottey! I wish he would consider Roach, but if he…

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