The year was 2001 when Miguel Cotto was on his way to the gym when he fell asleep in the car. It was 5am and he was driving at a high speed when his car crashed and broke his arm in return. It looks like a career ending injury but Miguel survived the accident and went on with his career raking consecutive wins on that same year. Much has been said about Cotto but when adversities and failures came up his heart and resiliency came out as his best traits. Cotto is like a ball no matter how hard you put him down he always bounce back. When he went down on the second round against heavy hitting Columbian Ricardo Torres and Cotto bounced back and dominated Torres the following two rounds before his hard left connected on Torres on the 7th round. When everybody thought he is a one dimensional fighter he dominated Demetrio Ceballos injuring the Panamanian with sweet combinations switching from Orthodox to Southpaw. When everybody suspect his defense he went against his former amateur tormentor Kelson Pinto with his hands in a high position instead of his aggressive orthodox style knocking Pinto out in the sixth round. Miguel Cotto is such an intelligent fighter that he can adjust anytime if needs to. If he needs to be aggressive or if he needs to be more defensively incline. Moving up in the Welterweight division questions have been haunting Cotto if he could take a Welterweight punch. Well if Carlos Quintana, Oktay Urkal, Zab Judah and Shane Mosley are not enough then you must be out of this world. After his lone defeat on the hands of Antonio Margarito everybody thought Cotto is damaged goods but Cotto bounced back beautifully defeating the undefeated Jennings in round five then took Joshua Clottey to 12 full rounds with a split decision win.
Going to the Nov.14 fight Miguel will be fighting the underdog status against pound per pound king Manny Pacquiao. Everybody is now talking about Pacquiao and Mayweather clash but that didn’t wavered Cotto because he comes to the fight with great determination. It gives him more determination against Manny and if I were Pacquaio I’d better be prepared because the boxer named Cotto is here to make a statement and prove to everybody they are wrong. Once again the ball is trying to bounce back.
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