It’s all part of the build-up to their blockbuster clash of November 21st at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, USA. Another drop of effervescence in the simmering fisticuff rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Cotto´s popular trainer, American Freddie Roach commented: “After I saw Cotto crushing ‘Maravilla’ Martínez, I was convinced that would also happen to Alvarez. Miguel will beat him, and he must knock him out. Miguel is a predator, a puncher that doesn’t allow his victims to escape. He has a killer instinct inside the ring”.
Mexican Eddie Reynoso, trainer of “Canelo”, also had something to say: “ We know that the winner will be Saul. I have followed Cotto´s career and I will say he was a great fight at 140 pounds. But in this division he won’t be able to handle Saul’s strength. I admire and respect Roach, but this time we will be the winners.”
“Canelo” stated: “ I am happy having this fight after all the negotiations. I am sure I will get the victory over one of the best fighters in the entire world. He won’t stop me.”
Cotto on the other hand pledged: “ I always have fun with all things my rivals claim. Saul is just like the other fighters that pledged they would beat me, and the beaten ones were