MIGUEL COTTO: "This Fight Taking Place Now Is Destiny"

BY The Sweet Science ON May 13, 2014
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Miguel Cotto blog/write-up

Part 1: Tuesday, May 13

Question to Miguel Cotto - Why Fight Sergio Martinez now and not 4 years ago?

Cotto Answer: Everything happens at the time it needs to happen. I do not push destiny. Boxers take different paths in their career and those roads don’t always come together. If someone would have told me that I would be fighting for a world championship at 160 pounds four years ago I would have not thought possible. But here I am looking to make history – becoming the first Puerto Rican to win world titles in four different weight divisions.

This is the kind of fight that always has been talked about and now is becoming a reality. I think it is a perfect timing to make it happen. We both have had our moments over our careers. I feel good and satisfied that it’s happening at this stage of my career. I feel totally renewed and with a fresh mind to come in and do my job on June 7.

We as fighters always want to fight the best possible opponents and the best fights. We want the fans and media to be excited about the fights that we have. I know believe that this is a big fight and people want to see it, I no sure that was the case a few years back.

I believe that I given the fans the best fights that I can. I fought some of the best fighters at 140, 147 and 154 pounds and now here I am facing the best at 160. For me boxing has always been about challenges and competing and this one more fight that proves that point.

The fact that this fight is taking place now is just destiny, nothing to do with politics or avoidance is just the right time to do this fight and to enjoy to great fighters getting in the ring and showing, who is the best.

I am ready to make history and to prove once more that I am still one of the best fighters in the world.

Face Off: Cotto/Martinez debuts Saturday, May 17 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.

“2 Days: Sergio Martinez” premieres Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

HBO’s Emmy-Award-winning series “24/7 Cotto/Martinez” premieres Saturday, May 31 at 11:15 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.

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Comment on this article

The Commish says:

I will be watching this with Gerry Cooney, Oscar de la Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Joe Calzaghe, Richie Steele and a number of other boxing celebs from up at the International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Weekend in Canastota, N.Y.

I'll be able to watch the fight and still get in my weekend of pure boxing joy at this special weekend.

If you haven't done a HOF weekend, I highly recommend it.

If you just do it once, you'll be going back again...and again...

-Randy G.

El Dude says:

The destination of this fight between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez has a destiny of pain for thy enemy. We will once again see the bloody art of Cotto when he goes up against the Middleweight King Sergio Martinez. The fight between Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto is like those Sci-Fi movies of Godzilla going to war with King Kong and it will leave the fans yearning for a rematch regardless of the destruction that will be left behind. One thing for sure and without a doubt, Miguel Cotto's Boxing legacy is well worthy of being placed on a pedestal of the Boxing Halls of Fame. The reason why Boxing aficionados respect, honor and love to see Miguel Cotto fight is because he is a true warrior of the ring. P4P the resume of Miguel is astonishing and his awesome 38 wins and 31 KOs with only 4 defeats coming from the hands of the BEST not the rest, is amazing. Win Lose or draw Cotto has fought the best, continues to seek the so-called best to become the best of this era. Miguel Cotto fought the best and his fights are remembered as glorious. From Light-Welterweight to Welterweight, Light-Middleweight and all the way to middleweight Cotto is always winning it and will most defenietly bring it to Maravilla.

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