Cotto training hard, quietly confident ahead of Canelo clash

WBC 17/10/2015

Far from the madding crowd and totally focused, World Boxing Council middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is working diligently at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

The vast majority of his time is devoted to training and strategy at the famous hands of his mentor, Freddie Roach.

Inside the ring, Miguel has proved to be an outstanding boxer who has already deservedly secured his place in the Hall of Fame as a four-division champion. And opinions placing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the clear favorite for the fight on November 21 in Las Vegas, don’t perturb or perplex him one jot or jolt.

“I think that after 14 years of career, the fans know what I bring. They will see an excellent version of Miguel Cotto on November 21,” the champion vowed, adding: “When we started training, I came to follow Freddie’s instructions and that’s how I keep training. During my career, I have never seen videos of my opponents. I came to this gym to work and Freddie is in charge of the technical and strategic elements.”

A lot has been said about the age difference between Cotto and Alvarez. The Puerto Rican fighter will celebrate his 35 birthday on October 29, while Alvarez has 10 years more to catch up.

“When the time comes, we will see who will win? If the 25 years of Canelo or the 34 years of Cotto will prevail? I don’t care about the age factor,” Cotto quietly, but firmly insisted.