|Miguel Cotto Final Boxing Press Quotes|
By Media Report on Doghouse Boxing (Nov 29, 2012)
Miguel Cotto, Four-Time and Three-Division World Champion quotes. "Austin's
team mentioned that he went to Panama and beat a
Panamanian guy and they were in Guadalajara to fight
Rigoberto Alvarez. He doesn't have any of them
in front of him. He's in New York and he is
going to have Miguel Cotto in front of him. It's
going to be a great fight.
night is going to be a great night for Puerto Rico and
for New York.
have seen tape on Austin Trout, but not much.
Maybe three or four rounds of him fighting, but
that is about it. I leave watching tape up to
[my trainer] Pedro [Diaz]. He has seen a lot of
Trout's fights and has prepared a game plan for
looked at our options for this fight and felt that
Trout was the best option.
here are different to me than in other places.
People here help me a lot with their support and
cheering. Actually, when people expect so much,
that motivates me. I felt that in training camp
already. I am very excited.
here enjoy every aspect of my boxing style. They
enjoy when I move, going after my opponents the way I
southpaws is not difficult for me. Actually, I'm
a converted southpaw. I used to fight southpaw,
but converted into an orthodox stance. I have
already fought many southpaws and didn't really have
any problems with them. I don't expect to have
any problems with Austin either.
had a great training camp with sparring partners with
real skills. I think my sparring partners have
more skills than Austin. I think they showed me
more skills and gave me more problems
toughest guy I ever fought was Carlos Quintana.
He gave me a lot of problems and gave me two very
don't mind fighting anyone really. You have to
do what you have to do. I look at the best
option for my career at the time and make a decision
based on those options.
watched the [Floyd] Mayweather fight a couple of times
since we fought. I thought it was a good fight,
a close fight. The judges gave it to him on the
scorecards, but after watching it, I feel like I gave
him a good fight and I am proud of my performance.
I were to fight Canelo next, everyone knows that a
fight like that would stir up the great rivalry
between Puerto Rican and Mexican fans. It's an
all-time rivalry. They also know what a Mexican
fighter and a Puerto Rican fighter can do in the ring
is [my opponent] Saturday night and once I am done
with that fight, I can sit back and look at my options
and decide who my next fight will be
brings second opportunities. I wait for
is a balance of being a fighter and a promoter.
This was an idea my father had and I am happy we are
doing a good job of making the company as successful
as it is. My father picked three excellent
people to run the company. I don't have to
occupy too much of my time to help them with the day
to day. They make it easy for me and I am really
happy they are there for me.
feels good to be able to prepare for a fight and train
when there are no other distractions like I had last
year with the Margarito fight. Margarito, stole
a lot of things from me in 2008, and I got them back
last year. This fight, the only thing I want is
the belt and that is what I trained for during this
training camp...to win the belt."
know on Saturday I'm going to be able to give fans and
the crowd all they are expecting.
# # #
Cotto vs. Trout" is a 12-round
battle between Four-Time and Three-Division World
Champion Miguel Cotto and undefeated WBA Super
Welterweight World Champion Austin Trout taking place
on Saturday, December 1 at Madison Square Garden in
New York City. The co-featured fights will see
Jayson Velez take on Salvador Sanchez in a 10-round
fight for the vacant WBC Silver Featherweight title
and Danny "Miracle Man" Jacobs battle Chris "The Irish
Ghost" Fitzpatrick in an eight-round middleweight
fight. The event is promoted by Miguel Cotto
Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions in association
with Greg Cohen Promotions, sponsored by The Puerto
Rican Tourism Board and Corona and will be televised
live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the
Tickets priced at $500, $300,
$200, $100 and $50, not including applicable service
charges and taxes, are available for purchase at the
Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, Ticketmaster charge by
phone (866-858-0008) and online
at www.ticketmaster.com or www.thegarden.com.
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