Cotto: “I will find a way to win…”
Below is the final entry of HBO’s blog series with Miguel Cotto. Cotto describes his strict adherence to Roach’s instruction and the final word on his time with the Hall of Fame trainer during this most recent camp.
Cotto – How will you use your power and movements to sow down Martinez? Chavez couldn’t hit him for 11 rounds. How do you hit Martinez?
I have followed every single direction that Freddie has given me. We have been working really hard to get in to this fight in our best. Everybody knows the fighter that I am and what I capable to do in the ring. Chavez is Chavez but Miguel Cotto is MiguelCotto.
As everyone in boxing knows styles makes fights. I believe my style and my experience will be very important in this battle with Sergio Martinez. I am coming to fight the way I know how to do it and it has nothing to do with how other boxers fight certain opponets.
In the preparation for this fight I have focus on what Freddie has ask me to do and I am prepare to go 12 hard rounds and to battle every minute of every round. I have always believed that you win fights round by round. I prepare to fight my fight and make adjustments as the fight goes along and I will be ready to go to war at any time.
All boxers are different and we all approach the fights in different ways. This fight is very important to me and I have prepared the best way that I can. I will find a way to win and take the title back to Puerto Rico.
24/7 Cotto/Martinez Show #2 debuts Thursday, June 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
Cotto vs. Martinez happens Saturday, June 7 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.