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Thanks Ez E, pity fake ass like HERR0N can never give us such G00D INF0.

Posted September 26, 2013 12:13 pm 


No problem, EZ E. I think there’s a ghost in the ESB machine.

Posted September 23, 2013 10:38 am 


EZ-E: Quite remarkable treasure of information you have. Thanks so much for a little background about Cotto, his young years, and his uncle Evangelista. I did not interpret any judgemental tone in what you said. It came across as very much like factual and that’s it. It’s very intriguing now that Cotto is training with Freddie but understandable that he would seek Freddie in his last years of career. Don’t see Cotto boxing past two more years. Everytime Cotto talks pre-fights, it sounds like he’s starting to work on ending his last chapter.

Posted September 23, 2013 1:22 am 


Great fights looming ahead: Sergio & Canelo. Should destroy both.

Posted September 22, 2013 9:45 pm 


ABEZIEL 30 a~os?? Si, ya esta tarde para el ring BUT.. you could still workout and learn. Estara entremedio del ambiente boxistico. Es una cura!! 30 a~os?? Que no daria yo por tenerlos, tengo el doble los tuyos, MAS de doble!! Pero el boxeo me mantiene aun joven. La oferta sigue en pie.

Posted September 22, 2013 9:39 pm 


Hidago, maybe the problem will go away. I tried but but once again I didn’t get any results. I’ll try to answer your question again, maybe later.

Posted September 22, 2013 9:32 pm 


HIDALG0, Sorry but for some unknown reason the site won’t post my comment. All attempts have failed. I don’t have the slightest idea why. i do get something advising me that I am re-posting the same comments or something to that effect.

Posted September 22, 2013 9:27 pm 


interesante, bueno saberlo y gracias. No sabes lo que me encanta el boxeo, a veces me lamento por no seguir metido en ese deporte pero ya con 30 años de edad solo me queda el deseo jaja. Saludos

Posted September 22, 2013 9:01 pm 


ALBZIEL Es verdad, no lo estoy juzgando a Miguel. solo tratandolo traerlo como fue y contestando las preguntas. Por eso dije que era cuando Miguel era joven, verdad? Es muy cierto que Miguel se ha ganado lo de el, sin dudas. Cometio errores que lo perjudico un poco pero eso fue en el pasado. En verdad NO es que estoy mas conectado que los periodicos, ni ellos publican todo lo que saben. Me informo porque me las paso de vez en cuando en los ginasios, con entrenadores y boxeadores. Conozco par de escritores deportivos, cambiamos ideas y informacion aparte que me piden peleas de mi coleccion, desde los a~os 30 hasta el presente. Son miles, desde Sixto, Carlos Ortiz, Chegui Torres, Jose “Monon” Gonzalez, Joe “king” Roman, Escalera, Benitez, Cholo Espada, Sugar Deleon, Julian Solis, Ocasio, Rafi Del Valle, Camahco, Chapo, Cheito Ruiz, Sammy Serrano, Sammy Fuentes, To~ito Rivera, Wi Vazquez… hasta el presente, de todo los paises y epocas. Si algun dia te interesa platicar o quizas una pelea que te interesa ver dejamelo saber y lo haremos o te enviare mi email si acaso. Saludos!!

Posted September 22, 2013 8:47 pm 


Wow E ZE you are better connected with the real news than Primera Hora o El Nuevo Día, me vi obligado a leer todo lo que escribiste. Aunque acá en PR todos sabemos de la vida de Cotto fuera del ring, hasta yo he sido testigo, una vez en Orocovis y otra en San Juan. Y nunca lo he juzgado, no estoy diciendo que tú lo estas haciendo, pero yo siempre digo que Cotto es joven y tiene dinero, lo ha trabajado y ha sangrado por ello.

Posted September 22, 2013 7:55 pm 


“That night Uncle Evangelista, who by then had broken ties with his nephew, said that after 5 rounds Cotto “iba estar acabado” or “he would be finished”, and he was right. PEACE!”

EZ E, I’m kind of surprised that Evangelista gave Miguel that many rounds before he determined he would be “finished.” Manny took over in the second round and never looked back.

I’m wondering if you might be able to provide a little insight: To my memory, nn the post-fight press conference, Miguel was asked if he thought the catchweight had anything to do with his loss. Miguel said no, Manny was just too fast. But some months later–maybe longer–Miguel said or insinuated that the catchweight did hurt him in his fight with Pacquiao. Do you have any inside information regarding Miguel’s true feelings about the catchweight and how it affected, or didn’t affect his fight with Pacquiao?

Posted September 22, 2013 7:47 pm 


MMA?? hmmm… Seen some really good MMA fights but… also had my fill of some really boring MMA contest, too. 3 & 5 rounds of holding, grabbing, pulling, tugging, tried contestants.

Posted September 22, 2013 7:36 pm 


Think I’ll watch MMA instead…………..

Posted September 22, 2013 6:48 pm 


MENDOZA Well, to answer your question one has to go father back and analyze things closely. Uncle Evangelista and Cotto have had many rifts and spats since Cotto’s early pro years. One incident was when young Cotto, after a handful of pro fights got into an early morning car accident after a ‘good time’. suffering career threatening injuries. They tried to cover it up by saying that Miguel dozed off a bit driving back home from an early morning roadwork. Miguel was often spotted ‘partying’, his drinking and women problems were no secret. His uncle runs tight, strict, no-nonsense ship for the most part. His uncle didn’t care too much for Miguel’s friends and associates causing tension and tempers to flare on occasions. It was a rocky, hot & cold relationship. There was that time when his uncle and Miguel’s brother Jose Miguel began to argue in the corner during Jose’s WBA 135lb title fight!! Uncle Evangelista accused his nephew of “doggin it” and not giving his best effort. Jose Miguel got pissed and pushed his uncle aside. In turn, Uncle Evangelista walked off leaving Miguel, basically a spectator, to take over the corner. They were already having their differences Uncle Evangelista blew hip top when Miguel informed him of his intentions to set up camp in Florida for the Clottey fight. Remember, Uncle had a trainer/co-manager’s legal contract, besides having a gym to run and a stable of fighters to train as well. They began to argue and it got ugly and physical, police intervention, suits, counter suits which finally ended with Cotto being ordered to pay $2 million to his uncle in “severance pay”!! Sabotage?? hmmm.. I honestly don’t know although I wouldn’t say that Evangelista would go that far, he and Miguel’s dad were quite close. For the Pacquiao fight Cotto and his uncle kept their distance. Miguel went to train in Florida under Jose Santiago, rather inexperienced for a fight of that magnitude. Santiago is fairly good assistant trainer but not much a strategist. Well MENDOZA, all this writing might’ve still NOT answered your question. Some of it is first hand knowledge and some what I heard from reliable grapevines and some from good but uncomfirmed sources. Keeping it real. Peace!!

Posted September 22, 2013 6:28 pm 


I don’t see how Cotto’s frame could be too small for 154. Mayweather claims he weighed 168 when he fought Miguel. Besides that, Cotto’s being fighting comfortably has a jr. middleweight for years.

Posted September 22, 2013 6:27 pm 


EZ-E: Is there truth to the rumor that Evagenlista sabotaged Cotto’s training in the Pacquiao fight because he had a lot of anger since Cotto took his brother’s side in a family disagreement? It was rumored that there had been bad blood even before the Margarito fight. I would love to hear about your knowledge about this.

Posted September 22, 2013 3:50 pm 


ESB sucks with the keyboarding rejection of “posting too quickly”. Took three years of keyboarding speed building courses in high school and all down the drain. Like both Cotto and Delvin, so I wouldn’t have chosen this match-up. Boxing is business anyway. Looking forward to seeing Cotto’s returning to his old left-hook and body shots.

Posted September 22, 2013 3:39 pm 


PRDANCER Look at Cotto well, review some of his older fights. Cotto is small/short in height but THICK in mass. He’s also has rather beefy thighs and butt (not that I’m… you know. LOL) The MAIN why reason Cotto began boxing was TO LOSE WEIGHT. It was his brother (Jose Miguel) and cousin (Juan Jose) who were the boxers of the family That you can ask anybody relatively close to him or that has followed his career extensively, like I have since his amateur days. I’ve known his uncle “Cano” Evangelista for years, worked in the same corner with him and in opposite corners as well in various amatuer fights, something quite nornal in this game. Miguel looked awfully sucked up at the weigh-in for the Manny fight. That night Uncle Evangelista, who by then had broken ties with his nephew, said that after 5 rounds Cotto “iba estar acabado” or “he would be finished”, and he was right. PEACE!

Posted September 22, 2013 3:11 pm 

The Mad Scientist

K.C. is just missing Pacquiao that’s all

Posted September 22, 2013 2:48 pm 


I agree that Cotto’s frame too small for 154lbs but if he thinks 147lbs not good then it won’t be good mentally for him to go back to 147lbs,,,Cotto made a good choice training with Freddie,,,5 yrs too late but he will end his career with a better backup team,,Cotto should win this fight but Rodriguez will sell it hard before losing,,,again,,,at 154lbs the guys will take Cotto’s punch better and do more damage than if the fights were at 147lbs,,,Cotto should go after the weakest champ at 154lbs that is Molina,,if he becomes champ again then he should fight Martinez..that is past prime too,, and try to win 4th title and end his career,,,Peace

Posted September 22, 2013 2:31 pm 


This is it. Cotto has to dominate this fight from start to finish. He can’t lose this fight. If he does then its over for cotto. Cotto should win by TKO . Lets go cotto . Viva Puerto Rico !

Posted September 22, 2013 2:23 pm 


Folks, believe me, Cotto will NEVER see 147 again. He’s not accepting nor considering any offers at welter. His brother and ex-trainer/assistant Joe Santiago told this to me personally at a recent fight card here on the Ialand while we discussed the rumors of Miguel facing the winner of Marquez vs Bradley. Miguel himself has said so on numerous occasions & interviews. He knows that it would drain him considerably. Yeah, I know that many say if the money is right he’ll do it. If you/I remember correctly, when Manny was looking for an opponent prior to the Bradley fight they approached Miguel and he flatly said NO, nothing at 150LB or less. Since than Cotto has added a more natural ‘walking around’ weight to his frame making even more improbable/inconceivable.

Posted September 22, 2013 1:15 pm 


This is a free country. Your welcome to do what you want. Boycott PPV if you desire…. Nobody is forcing you to do anything against your free will.

Posted September 22, 2013 12:46 pm 


Yeah K.C. is always on here talking nothing but negative stuff. Always saying boycott this and that but yet boxing keeps thriving. Not to mention for someone who thinks boxing is boring and is constantly ranting about boycotting he sure does offer his opinions on certain fights and other things that goes on. So he is obviously not listening to his own words.

Posted September 22, 2013 12:37 pm 


Rodriguez better have his game on because if he doesn’t Cotto is going to light him up.

Posted September 22, 2013 12:11 pm 



So why are you even here? K.C.? Why are you even talking about it?

BTW, it’s spelled “naïve” not “nieve.”

Posted September 22, 2013 12:10 pm 


Cotto just doesn’t have the frame or really punching power to be at 154. They say he looks like he can make 147. If that is true then he needs to go back down to 147. His punches will affect those fighters and he can also break them down. At 154 they are able to take his punches and break him down.

Posted September 22, 2013 11:58 am 

It’s Me, Ernie

Two good fellas…

Posted September 22, 2013 11:49 am 


If he’s fighting at 154 I hope he’s walking into the ring at almost 170. I just don’t see him doing much at 154. Too short and no reach.

Posted September 22, 2013 11:45 am 


I have been a Cotto fan his whole career. Unfortunately, I agree that he is done. He has one payday left vs. Canelo or the winner of Marquez-Bradley. At this point, I wouldn’t favor him in any of those matchups. Still, I’ll be rooting for him loud & proud when/if any of those fights materialize.

Posted September 22, 2013 11:26 am 


Multiple different training partners during his career does not work, probable with any boxer. Cotto is done. Boxing is boring. Boycott PPV

Posted September 22, 2013 9:46 am 

Jonn E JaGozza

Cotto is a warrior no doubt about that but, I think he’s been in the game a bit too long , Time to hang em up… Also, If he had been connected with Roach earlier in his career, he would have been a better fighter, I think the change is too late now .. PEACE

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Posted September 22, 2013 9:22 am 

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