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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Mayweather camp admits that Cotto is a Formidable Foe
Floyd Mayweather, who is already moving up from welterweight (147 lbs) to Junior Middleweight is slated to go head to head with Miguel Cotto for the WBA world title. It will take place on the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight, famously dubbed as Ring Kings is a heavily anticipated match for Cinco de Mayo between two of the best fighters of the decade.
The undefeated WBA Welterweight champion Mayweather Jr says he will be more aggressive against Cotto. "Am I going to be in a very, very aggressive style? I believe so," Mayweather declares. "I just have to see how the fight plays out, but I'm going to approach it in a very, very aggressive way and go out there and press the attack early," he added.
Although most boxing analysts foresee a lopsided victory in favor of Mayweather Jr, his own trainer cautions fight fans to expect a very difficult contest for both boxers. "I really think Miguel Cotto has jump started his career again," states the Houston, TX, based trainer. "I believe this is really going to be a tough fight for Floyd Mayweather because Cotto is a much smarter boxer now. He doesn't just stand in one spot anymore and isn't nearly as easy to hit as he used to be when he was a more fearless aggressor. He's also counterpunching very well right now."
The WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (32-2, 30KOs) ignores being the underdog in his upcoming match against the undefeated WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).
“Actually I don’t pay too much attention to that,” Cotto said. “I get paid for bringing to people what they want to see: good show, real fight; that’s what I am going to prepare for.”