Miguel Cotto’s Recent Fights Give Puerto Rican Confidence Heading Into Rematch With Antonio Margarito


If there’s a favorite in the Miguel CottoAntonio Margarito rematch, it has to be the Puerto Rican, Cotto.

Cotto comes motivated and confident that he will have his revenge against the man that took away his undefeated record on July 26, 2008.

The Puerto Rican fighter feels “powerful” and calm. He has commented on various occasions that he has prepared differently for this second match than he did for the first.

He recognized his strategy was wrong in the first match and that was the main reason he lost against the “Tornado” from Tijuana.

Cotto believes his recent fights have given him the strength needed to come out victorious on Dec. 3. Here is a look at the latest appearances by Miguel Cotto in the ring.

March 12, 2011
Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga

The fight was full of back-and-forth action, but in the end Cotto was able to impose his will. The Puerto Rican retained his superwelter title from the World Boxing Association (WBA) after defeating the Nicaraguan in the 12th round on a technical knockout.

The fight was dominated from start to finish by Cotto, who connected against his rival on jabs and combinations to the body. Mayorga was able to survive the fight but did not have the power to fight back.

June 25, 2010
Miguel Cotto vs. Yuri Foreman

The Puerto Rican defeated the Israeli fighter Yuri Foreman to become the superwelter champion with the WBA in a fight that took place in Yankee Stadium in New York.

It was the last fight for Cotto in New York, where he has an undefeated record in his eight fights, which adds to his label as favorite in the fight against Margarito which will take place in Madison Square Garden.

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