As anticipation continues to build early and heavy for the Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao fight on November 14 (which isn't a totally done deal, but is about as close as it gets for being five months away), Cotto unleashed a great quote to Primera Hora:
"I'm not impressed at all. He has two arms, and so do I."
As much as I hate super phony, fake "blood feuds" in all sports (but particularly in boxing and MMA), I think I'm kind of hoping Cotto keeps this sort of calculated, cool disrespect to King Pacquiao going. He also says that the 145-pound weight limit is fine, since that's what they were saying from the start, and that the bad cut he suffered against Joshua Clottey on June 13 is healing fine, which should relieve anyone's stress about that affecting the Pacquiao fight. Cotto's always going to cut; he's a bleeder now.
I really do think Cotto-Pacquiao will be even bigger than Hatton-Pacquiao, which was a huge fight, at least domestically. Cotto's got the Puerto Rican fanbase 100% behind him, and they bring in a lot of money. They're a loyal group of fight fans to say the very least, and Pacquiao's blitzing of Hatton didn't disappoint anyone, it stunned everyone. Pacquiao is a legitimate "A-side" fighter in all ways, and Cotto's about as good as it gets as a "B-side."