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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cotto is not afraid

Manny Pacquiao doesn’t give Miguel Cotto the creeps.

Cotto, the Puerto Rican banger on the cusp of earning the biggest paycheck of his storied career, has a rather philosophical view of the planned November 14 mega match with Pacquiao.

Speaking to the Puerto Rican media, Cotto said he was not awed with the way Pacquiao destroyed David Diaz, mauled Oscar De La Hoya, and flattened Ricky Hatton.

“I am not impressed,” Cotto said in a story that was carried by Primera Hora. “He has two arms and so do I.”

Cotto is fresh from repulsing the bold challenge of Joshua Clottey almost two weeks ago and is currently on vacation mode but is raring to get back to the gym in preparation for the Pacquiao duel that should take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

While Cotto suffered a nasty wound on his left eyebrow against Clottey, he revealed that the cut is healing fast and that he might start working out in three weeks time.

“The wound is almost healed,” said Cotto, who declared that he can only drop to 145 lbs against Pacquiao.

Cotto claimed that they (him and Pacquiao) had both agreed that the catch weight will be 145 lbs. and is keenly awaiting for the confirmation of the scheduled 12-rounder that will put Cotto's World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on the line.

Cotto plans to set up training camp for the Pacquiao fight in Tampa, Florida.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum, who promotes both Cotto and Pacquiao, wants to finalize the deal by the end of the month.

While the catch weight has apparently been resolved, the revenue split has yet to be discussed although Cotto has left word that he doesn't mind getting the smaller piece of the pie.

Pacquiao's camp wants no less than a 65-35 edge in the revenue-sharing, while Pacquiao trainer Freddie

Roach wants a bigger bite – 70-30 – since the Filipino is the much bigger draw in terms of popularity and pay-per-view appeal.

Source: mb.com.ph

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