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Monday, November 9, 2009

Cotto insists on victory

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Champion insists he won't let Pac Man take his title away in Las Vegas

Although he will go into the fight as the underdog, Miguel Cotto insists he will beat Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday.

Cotto defends his WBO welterweight crown against the Filipino superstar at the MGM Grand on Saturday, live on Sky Sports 1.

Pacquiao is looking to take home a seventh world title as he continues to rise up the weights without too many problems, but Cotto says this time it is a step too far.

The Puerto Rican is adamant that Pacquiao will not find it so easy this time around, and vowed to come away with his title intact.

"If he thinks he is going to win seven titles in seven weight divisions now, he has picked the wrong moment, the wrong fighter and the wrong opponent," said Cotto.

"If he thinks he is going to win the seventh title against Miguel Cotto, he is very wrong."


Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach says Cotto could be knocked out in the very first round, but Cotto has scoffed at such suggestions.

"Forget about Freddie Roach," he said. "The only thing Freddie can do is train Manny. He can't go over the ropes and into the ring to fight against Miguel Cotto. He can only train Manny the best he can.

"He may say and think Manny will knock me out but at the end of the day, it is just Manny and Miguel Cotto in the ring.

"No matter what kind of things Freddie Roach says before the fight, I have a very strong mind. The psyche game? I'm not going to follow that game."

There have also been suggestions that the Pacquiao camp are already planning for a superfight against Floyd Mayweather Jr next March, but Cotto warned that he must be their main focus.

"What they say and what they do does not concern me," Cotto added. "They know what they have in front of him. He better be focused on what they will have in front of him in Miguel Cotto.

"Once I beat Manny Pacquiao they can continue their plans and do what they want but I am not going home without winning this fight."

Instead it could be Cotto facing Mayweather should he win on Saturday night.

Asked about the prospect of such a fight, Cotto said: "I am here for the big names and ready for the hot opponents. That's what boxing needs for the guys at the top to fight other guys at the top, like it was 20 years ago. Make the fights that fans want to watch.

"I am here for any boxer that wants to fight Miguel Cotto. They have to start with my company and I am more than ready to fight the biggest names in boxing."

Source: skysports.com


  1. Why keep your prediction secret when you obiously have faith more on Cotto than Pacman?
    Both have equal chance of winning....until we see the first round.....


  2. Cotto is not the same person now! when he loses to margarito, he said he's ok, but not! you can see it very well in his eyes that he just trust his own will to win! he taught he can win this fight but again he's not! he's under estimating the Pacman bco'z pacman is not natural welterwieght, and will loose this fight. He will then try to decide if he can move on again in boxing! after this fight, he will be devastated like hatton did!
    I'm Telling you now! this is going to happen!
    Cotto will loose his Belt and his will of Boxing! Maybe he might just be done in this sport.

  3. pac knows very well what gonna happen to him. but you guys are just fans and fans can't do much in the ring. mosley would beat pac, clottey would koed pacquiao. wait and see. hasta la vista

  4. yeah pac knows whats gonna happen to him BECAUSE your daddy cotto plays DIRTY and frequently give low blows when pissed off!!!!!!!!! were like you too but were the CLASSY ONE'S because were wittier than you!!!!! ha ha ha ha!!!!!your delusional!!!!! your daddy cant even make the weight so it will posed probs to you= your going to be cotto's bitch first!!!!

  5. Easy fight for Pacman. He can connect at Cotto at will

    Talking w/ Cotto's punching speed:
    Cotto is too SLOOOW for Pacman. I expected that Cotto will be slow
    but when i watch the fight. Cotto is much MORE SLOW than i expected.
    Cotto's had come against speedy opponents before and beat them.
    But Pacman is different.
    Pacman has the speed and ACCURACY w/ his punches. not just punches but LOTS of punches.
    If Pacman had the speed and accuracy then he can deliver effectively his firepower.
    Or trade punches.
    "you give me 1 power punch then i trade with 3 power punches"
    then whose the winner?
    it may not be a knockdown but still earning points.
    Win by knockdown or by decision is just the same. Its still a win!

    As everyone says,
    Cotto throws his knockout punch this Sunday
    This punch will expected to land on Tuesday.
    That too slow!
    Coz compare to Pacman, he throws his knockout punch today and it will expected to land on the same day.
    One point in a fight about mid and late rounds Pacman urges Cotto to trade punches.
    Like "Common bring it on" Common lets trade punches!
    as Cotto start moving away from Pacman around the ring. (back bicycle)
    I can read Cotto's face saying:
    No NO NO, Im losing the trade of punches! I can't take it any more! I need to survive till 12 rounds"

    Talking w/ Cotto's power:
    I notice Pacman at one point of a time just dare to take punches from Cotto,
    Pacman is not insane!
    because he knows that he can take those or trade to Cotto's punches.

    Talking about Cotto's chin:
    BEFORE the fight i predict this fight will be winning by decision. No knockdowns.
    As both sides can take strong punches and a had a thin chance of a knockdown.

    DURING the fight I never Expect this and i hate to say, but Cotto's has been knocked down by Manny!
    A legitimate knockdown (not a slip!) that make Cotto's hit his gloves in the canvass.
    Where's the durable chin now?

    During Cotto's knockdown:
    I can see at Cotto's face saying,
    "this is not a joke! He's got the EFFECTIVE combination and SPEEED to deliver his firepower,
    Manny is too slippery for me. I CAN't hit him with better shots. How can i deliver my own firepower?"
    The last question is the Big question fo Cotto!

    Talking w/ Cotto's jabs:
    I found Cotto's jabs more strong, efficient and stingy. but it's not that effective against a moving
    target like Pacman. It would hit Manny, and yes it stunned Pacman, several times during the fight.
    but jabs cannot knockdown a boxer like Pacman. Be REAL!
    Cotto's needs not just jabs and combinations to deliver his power
    but jab and GOOD EFFECTIVE combination.
    This is a trainers job..

    Cotto's Trainer:
    Manny has a good trainer than Cotto.
    Roach has more experience in teaching Manny what is the most EFFECTIVE combination.
    Like selecting the right weapon in the fight. Cotto's trainer doesnt have.
    Somebody still dont know that boxing is also a mind game and teamwork.
    Chances of winning starts at the training camp and finishes in the ring! its a team effort.

    Manny training camp has the right people to unleash his strenght against his opponents.
    Cotto had two trainers. you may 2, 5, 10 trainers. but are they the right ones?
    Experience had serve at it's BEST!

    PACMAN has:
    SPEED - Before The fight Cotto still underestimate this advantages of Pacman.
    Cotto believes that he beat speedy opponents before.

    But he forget to consider that together with speed theres something else after the word:



    SPEED w/ ADJUSTMENT (type of opponent)


    and it KILLS!
    you may had the firepower but sluggishnes and imprecise where to hit your target is not effective boxing.
    you can take and TOLERATE those accurate and power punches
    You can stand on power punches.
    you have a durable chin for power punches.
    but this is not the way of winning a round in boxing.
    Others may say that its also effective in tiring your opponents.
    BUT PACMAN is a promising 12 rounder boxer!
    its more recognizable in past fights that he can go 12 rounds.

  6. Everyone always questioning the punching power of Pacman compared to Cotto.

    But as the fight ends you can see it on Cotto's bloody face.
    more convincing when he knock the big COTTO.

    much embarrassing for COTTO's fans

    Cotto's had the power.
    yes he had it.
    But he doesn't know how to land it on Pacmans face!

    This was speed all about.
    Another example of

  7. I wonder where are the Cotto fans went....???? Anybody saw them???
    I really really relly want to read what they are suppose to say now....Cotto Fans, where the hell are you guys???