By Mark Vester

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto has selected vertan cutman Joe Chavez to work his corner on Saturday night against Joshua Clottey. Chavez replces Miguel Diaz, who was let go by Cotto in the aftermath of the Evengelista Cotto fallout. Chavez was suggested to Team Cotto by his promoters, Top Rank. Chavez has worked with Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and many others.

Diaz has no hard feelings about the Cotto split and praised Chavez as the new cutman on Miguel's team.

"It is an excellent choice," said Diaz to EL Nuevo Dia. "We've known each other for 20 years ago and he is tremendous' cutman. We even worked together with Israel Vazquez."

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