Puerto Rican living legend, and WBC middleweight champion, Miguel Cotto has claimed he is relaxed and happy going into his crunch clash with Canelo Alvarez later this month, and regardless of outcome, feels he has nothing left to prove in his career.
While the 34 year old Cotto has certainly achieved beyond all expectation – being the only Puerto Rican to win world titles in four weight classes, his latest comments will not inspire any hope in fans desperate to see the sought after clash with Kazakh IBF/WBA 160 lb champion, Gennady Golovkin, should he first come past Alvarez in Las Vegas on the 21st.
“No, I don’t,” he told fighthype.com whether he felt he had anything left to prove. “I have proved everything in my life, I’ve faced everybody in my career and I’m happy.”
Much has been made of Cotto contesting his 160 lb strap at lesser catch-weights, as he will against Alvarez, and with both fighters refusing to budge on that for a potential fight with Golovkin, it will fall to the WBC to get tough and aggressively enforce Golovkin’s mandatory position, irrespective of who wins the Mexico/Puerto Rico battle on the 21st.
Yet before that, Cotto has the tough assignment of the enormously popular Alvarez, something his trainer Freddie Roach believes they have the perfect game-plan for; a strategy based on aggressive body work and a change of tempo when they believe ‘Canelo’ is starting to tire.
“I have worked the way I should do for this fight, I’ve been following Freddie and I know that [by following his plan] nothing bad can happen in the fight.
“November 21st people are going to see the best Miguel Cotto that they [have] ever seen,” he added.