There have been reasons to discredit Miguel Angel Cotto in the past few years, especially after his first encounter with Antonio Margarito.
However, the fighter from Puerto Rico is looking for a chance at redemption and revenge against Margarito on December 3rd, 2011. There are many factors that will come into play but in the end, Cotto should be the clear favourite going into this fight.
First of all, Top Rank president Todd duBoef has announced that the much anticipated rematch will happen in New York’s Madison Square Garden. On every occasion that Cotto has fought in New York, he has been successful.
His fights at Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium have meant huge ticket sales for the 30 year old. His huge fan base will no doubt overwhelm the arena and make life very difficult for Margarito.
The second factor to consider is that under his new trainer, Emanuel Steward, Cotto has improved significantly since the brutal beating at the hands of Manny Pacquiao. The Puerto-Rican fighter has faster footwork, movement and his defence is much improved. More...