Miguel Cotto - pic by Tom Hogan
By Miguel Cotto: You know, that's what I've been trying to tell people that, this guy has done nothing. He's really nothing yet. He's obviously taking this opportunity that we're giving him to try to sell himself but once the fight is over he'll go right back where he comes from where he'll be fighting back in the clubs in New York.
I really don't know much about him, style-wise or anything. All I know is he's been talking a lot and I think when you do that is because you don't know whether you can back it. I don't know if he can back it up or not but I don't think he can.
I never look at videos. My uncle is the one that looks at those videos. He's the one that's given me the plan, the plan we're going to install, the plan we're going to work. We're just going to meet up in the ring and that's when I'm going to find out what he's all about. But the guy who's better trained, the guy that did all his work and the guy that's more focused on that night is going to win that fight.
It is the first time someone has had the guts to be saying stuff about me and what they're going to do to me in the ring. I just hope he has the guts to do that in the ring, to stand up and fight. If he doesn't, I'm ready to go at him for twelve rounds and, believe me, I'll find him. He's not going to have the stamina to run away from me for twelve rounds.
WBO junior welterweight champion Miguel Cotto from Puerto Rico defends his title against the undefeated Paul Malignaggi from Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden