By Ryan Burton
On June 7th Miguel Cotto will attempt to make history by picking up a championship in a 4th weight class when he faces Sergio Martinez at Madison Square Garden in New York.
BoxingScene.com recently spoke to Cotto who acknowledged that the chance to make history was the deciding factor in why he decided to face Martinez and not Canelo Alvarez or any other fighter.
"To be the first Puerto Rican to win a title in four divisions is very important to me and was the main reason for me to accept this fight," Cotto stated.
The Puerto Rican looked rejuvenated in his last fight, a knockout win over Delvin Rodriguez that occurred this past October in Orlando, Florida. It was his first fight training under the watchful eye of legendary trainer Freddie Roach and with the win Cotto was able to snap his two fight losing streak.
He said that training under Roach's guidance gives has increased his confidence.
"I love Freddie in my corner. I have a lot of trust in him. He is somebody that knows a lot about boxing and he trains me the right way," said Cotto.
Cotto is regarded as a small junior middleweight and will be an even smaller middleweight so it would be logical to think that win or lose, he would move back down to 154 pounds after the fight. Cotto however said that he has not made a decision on what weight he will fight at afterwards and said there is a possibility that he will stay at 160 pounds.
"I don't know (if I will move back down). We have to see what happens on June 7th and then I will make my decision," Cotto told BoxingScene.com.
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