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Mayorga: I Have To Knock Miguel Cotto Out Early

By Ryan Burton

Ricardo Mayorga was extremely confident when he met with the media at the press conference for his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto this weekend in Las Vegas. The outspoken Nicaraguan feels that he is too big for the Puerto Rican fighter. 

“Cotto was a good if not great fighter at 135 and 140 pounds,” Mayorga theorizes. “147 was even too much for him.”

The former two-division champion feels that Cotto shouldn't be fighting at 154 pounds, that it’s simply too much weight. He also dismissed Cotto's win over Yuri Foreman when he captured the WBA 154 lb. title for his fourth championship in three weight classes.

“154 is the wrong territory for him. All he has done at 154 was beat a Yuri Foreman who had one arm and one leg. Who is he trying to kid?  He isn't a 154 pound champion and on Saturday, I will snatch his belt.”

Mayorga has claimed all week to anyone who will listen that he will knock out Cotto in four rounds or less so he can land a fight with Manny Pacquiao.

“It took Pacquiao nine or ten rounds (12 actually) to knock out Cotto. I need to put on a spectacular performance. That is why I will knock him out in four rounds or less.  If I do that, then Pacquiao will have to fight me.

“I don't want a late round knockout or win by decision. I must be impressive.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by STRUGG on 03-10-2011

LOL at mayorgas trashtalking...............................cotto will destroy this clown though

Comment by Laborer on 03-10-2011

[QUOTE=`STEELHEAD;10210356]thats how i'm leaning. unless mayorga pulls a stunt and gets DQ'd.[/QUOTE] This is the time in Mayorga's life that the BS comes out of his old mouth is only that, BS. He's just trying too hard to sell the…

Comment by ManOfVictory on 03-09-2011

After I beat you on Saturday, I heard Ricky Martin is hiring backup dancers, go help him out.” /Mayo LOL!

Comment by coufsax on 03-09-2011

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;10210464]You dont belong at 154 you forgot wat tito did to you cotto is a better boxer and doesnt have bad foot movement that left hook to the body will finish you[/QUOTE] Tito vs Mayorga was at 160 I think,…

Comment by ricky1978 on 03-09-2011

[QUOTE=tlarry;10210181]You can't train on beer and cigarettes like Mayorga does and expect to be effective for too long in the fight. Actually he will get knocked out early. Mayorga has been past his prime since Oscar knocked him out how…

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