Emanuel Steward Share His Thoughts on Cotto
Late last night’s HBO World Champion Boxing telecast, world class trainer Emanuel Steward shared to us his thoughts on the upcoming fight between Cotto vs. Mayweather. According to him, if Miguel Cotto has a chance to succeed, he needs to fight a particular fighting style that can really hurt Mayweather. A good solid jab and a sense of balance is the key for Cotto to keep on track during their fight.
Having worked for Cotto for a couple of fights, Emanuel knows what Cotto is capable of doing inside the ring. History shows it that Steward was the one who is responsible in resurrecting Cotto’s career in the jr. middleweight aftermath after Pacquiao gave an upsetting 12 round loss.
Cotto made his first defense against a TKO 12 round win over Ricardo Mayorga proving he is still up to the task of being a world class boxer. His second major defense comes from Diaz. Eventually he earned his vengeance over Margarito avenging his two losses in his career.
Cotto may appear to be more of a technical boxer in style but his acts are seriously unpredictable. Although proving his career to be a huge success,
Steward still doesn’t believes that Cotto is a greater boxer than Mayweather. “Whether he fights with his head down, feet too far apart, Floyd will systematically break him down, and also what Floyd has going for him, he has the ability to think so well under any condition during the fight at any point in time”, said Steward.
He also explains that Cotto needs to lead in the fight but not as much that could expose him to Mayweather’s killer combos. Instead he needs to jab and maintains a good balance along the fight.
Mayweather vs Cotto will fight in the ring this coming May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.