Sunday 23rd April 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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A Better and Matured Cotto this Saturday

7 months is just a sleep away but for Miguel Cotto it’s like an eternity. It’s that long since he was dominated and conquered by Manny Pacquiao. There were no excuses, there were no one to blame he was just beaten by a much better boxer and much prepared. The pain of seeing yourself in TV replays on and on for months and adding insult to injury, Miguel Cotto lost one of his number one supporter, his dad. It was like a flash back on his Margarito fight but the manner he was dominated by Pacquiao was nowhere close. June 6 would be Cotto’s retribution and standing on his way is the 5-foot-11 WBA light middle weight champion Yuri Foreman. Emanuel Steward became the head chief trainer for Cotto and his task is to change some behavior Cotto is prone on committing. A fight with Pacquiao seems farfetched, Manny is still on negotiations with Mayweather Jr. and Cotto had plans of hanging up his gloves when he reach 30 which means he had only four months to go.
He only have one option and that is to win, Foreman maybe pounds above Cotto but having only 28% knockout ratio means he is not looking for a knockout but it’s not a walk in the park either. Foreman is no pushover, he has quick hands and he jabs a lot, he also has good footwork in other words he still spell T-R-O-U-B-L-E to Cotto.
3 days to go and Cotto looks calm and ready he had a good camp and the battle lines have already been drawn. Steward made a good fight plan now it’s up to Miguel’s execution. Winning Foreman’s belt could lure Manny Pacquaio for a rematch and extend his career for one more fight, one bigger payday and one redemption fight. It took him 7 months before he gets his chance and come this Saturday will look at a better and matured fighter in Cotto. The Calm before the storm

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]