Miguel Cotto has reported that he will be at his very best when he challenges American Austin Trout for his WBA light middleweight crown at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday(Dec 1).
Cotto participated in a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in New York on Monday and he feels he is in great and looking forward to challenging Trout.
"I feel great. We had a great camp and I’m ready for 12 rounds,” said Cotto.
"Trout is not the first young, hungry fighter I have faced in my career. We don’t see anything special in this opponent [Trout]. He is just another opponent.
Although he sees Trout as just another opponent Cotto confessed he does not know what to expect on Saturday night. "I don’t know what Trout will bring on Saturday night, but I know that I will be ready for him,”.added Cotto.
"I trained at a high altitude during this camp and it was great. Everyone will see Miguel Cotto at his best.
"Fans here in New York have always given me a great reception and I really appreciate it. I will give them what they want to see."
Cotto’s trainer Pedro Diaz also confirmed Cotto’s desire to win in front of his fellow Puerto Ricans. "Miguel wants to win in front of all of the Puerto Rican fans on a great stage at Madison Square Garden,” said Diaz.
"Our goal this week is to make sure Miguel makes weight and that he is physically and mentally prepared for Saturday night."
Featherweight prospect Jayson Velez and Middleweight hope Jeffrey Fontanez, who also worked out at Gleasons gym, are both proud Puerto Ricans who feel honoured to be fighting on the same card as Cotto, who is a boxing legend in Puerto Rico.