Miguel Cotto has a chance on June 7 to win the middleweight world championship and become the first Puerto Rican fighter to win titles in four weight classes. The 33-year-old star is confident that he'll beat Sergio Martinez, and says that confidence comes from his work with trainer Freddie Roach.
"Everybody knows how important this fight is to me. I'm going to do my best to win, and I have no doubt that I will. ... If [Martinez] still has injuries, then that's his problem. I have confidence in Freddie. I'm working with Freddie in the gym on doing things in this fight."
Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) thrashed Delvin Rodriguez last October in his first fight with Roach, and his only fight of 2013 following back-to-back losses to Floyd Mayweather and Austin Trout in 2012. Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO) has been out of action since April 2013, when he beat Martin Murray by debated decision at home in Argentina. The 39-year-old "Maravilla" has suffered notable injuries in both of his last two bouts.
Cotto also gave his thoughts on one of the big fights coming before his own, involving past rival Mayweather, who faces Marcos Maidana on May 3.
"That's going to be a shutout for Mayweather. To me, that's not an interesting fight. It's going to be an easy fight for Mayweather."
I think it's safe to say Miguel isn't looking to build a new fan base in Argentina right now.