Miguel Cotto is a small junior middleweight, and he'll be a very small middleweight when he faces Sergio Martinez at a 159-pound catchweight on June 7 at Madison Square Garden. But the 33-year-old Puerto Rican star isn't concerned about having a size disadvantage:
"I'm going to fight at a weight I'm going to feel comfortable [at] and to feel strong enough and have the energy to fight. I'm not necessarily going to 160. I'm going to [be at the] weight where I feel comfortable. ... He's not too big. He's just 5'9" or 5'10"; I'm 5'7½". I trust in myself and my skills and what I'm capable of doing in the ring."
Should Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) win the fight and become the middleweight champion, he's not sure yet if he'll stay at the weight to defend the title. One possibility, though, could be a catchweight fight against Canelo Alvarez, in what would be a major money fight.
Do you think Cotto will have problems with Martinez's size, or will that not be a real factor in the matchup?