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Cotto happy with new team

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Miguel Cotto told Primera Hora (via that training camp under new lead trainer Joe Santiago is going well, and he briefly discussed the situation with his ousted uncle/ex-trainer, Evangelista.

Cotto said he has not spoken with Evangelista since the physical altercation between the two that led to Evangelista going to the hospital, Cotto receiving a cut on his nose, and a brick going through the window of the fighter's Jaguar. Santiago has been with Team Cotto for a while, and was an easy replacement. Well, "easy" might not be the word, but it sounds like the transition has been pretty seamless.

Cotto (33-1, 27 KO) returned to the ring in February with a dominant stoppage of Michael Jennings, seven months after his now-debated loss to Antonio Margarito. His June 13 opponent, Joshua Clottey (35-2, 20 KO), has been out of the ring since beating Zab Judah by technical decision last August. He will have been out of the ring for 10 and a half months by the time fight night with Cotto at Madison Square Garden rolls around.

Cotto-Clottey is sort of flying under the radar right now as the boxing world focuses on Hatton-Pacquiao, plus the rumors surrounding Mayweather-Marquez and the great press brush-ups between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye, but it's one of the biggest and best fights on the schedule right now. Should Pacquiao and Cotto win their upcoming fights, a lot of signs are pointing to Bob Arum matching his two best fighters (as it stands right now) against one another, perhaps in November.