Cotto-Mayorga: Steward Expects The Best Ricardo Yet

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Trainer Emanuel Steward is expecting the best Ricardo Mayorga (29-7, 23KOs) on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayorga will challenge Steward's boxer, Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28KOs), for the WBA junior middleweight title. Mayorga has a reputation for not taking his training camps seriously and often struggles to make weight. This time Mayorga is training very hard. Mayorga has not left the gym since the training camp for December's fight with Michael Walker.

"Based on all of the reports that I've received, he's training in the gym like never before. Mayorga is very focused. He spent his Christmas training. Since he beat Walker, he hasn't left the gym. And, when he was in Puerto Rico, everyone could see how proud he was of his physical condition. He is very focused on winning this fight and he's going to arrive in his best physical condition, according to everything I have heard," Steward said to Jose Sanchez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MikeRo1972 on 02-15-2011

This is the same crap Steward sys before EVERY fight. He said the same crap about Chisora who is fighting a K-Bro...I mean really? I'm a Cotto fan and I can admit this is a joke of a matchup. Mayorga…

Comment by The Gambler1981 on 02-15-2011

That is a good way to approach any fight and I have always felt like Cotto always prepared for what he thought he needed not preparing for the worst case scenario. That is why it pays to have a veteran…

Comment by Laborer on 02-15-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10102507]Trainer Emanuel Steward is expecting the best Ricardo Mayorga (29-7, 23KOs) on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Mayorga will challenge Steward's boxer, Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28KOs), for the WBA junior middleweight title. Mayorga has a reputation…

Comment by RoyalFlush on 02-14-2011

if mayorga pulls this up, it will be more hilarious if a fight with pac is made. mayorga trashtalks manny and manny just laugh it off during press conferences. i wonder how furious he will be for getting no ballistic…

Comment by Mojita on 02-14-2011

I just want to see if Cotto uses the right hand more and what he can do with it.

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