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Does Cotto have the perfect plan to beat Mayweather?
Miguel Cotto on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "I can say, without doubt, that I will prove to the world that I am the better fighter."
On May 5, WBA junior middleweight titleholder Miguel Cotto will make his third defense against WBC welterweight beltholder Floyd Mayweather Jr., who will be in pursue his eighth major title in a fifth weight class when they meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Cotto (37-2, 30 knockouts) is holding camp in Orlando, Fla., and Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) is training near his home in Las Vegas.
Cotto is coming off December's 10th-round stoppage of Margarito, which avenged his 11th-round stoppage loss in July of 2008 that was the first setback of Cotto's career.
The Margarito win was Cotto's third straight stoppage win since losing to Manny Pacquiao in November of 2009, and Cotto's first bout with trainer Pedro Diaz, a PHD in Pedagogical Sciences and an ex-university professor in sports science.
The following is a blog of Cotto's camp notes answering questions about his workouts. It was taken from a press release distributed by Golden Boy Promotions, the lead promoter of the HBO Pay Per View-televised event.
Wednesday, April 18
"I'm training really hard for this fight. I am motivated and focused to have a great performance on May 5. I know his style and his game and what he is capable to do for the win, but my trainer, Pedro L. Díaz, has the perfect game plan to defeat Floyd.
Photo by Octavian Cantilli, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions
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