Floyd Mayweather Says He Will End Miguel Cotto's Reign on May 5th

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIFebruary 27, 2012

Courtesy Bloodyelbow.com
Courtesy Bloodyelbow.com

According to Boxingscene.com, WBC welterweight titlist Floyd Mayweather says he will end Miguel Cotto’s reign as WBA super welterweight champion on their slated date of Cinco de Mayo.

“Miguel Cotto will fight hard….it will be a very exciting fight. On May 5th, it won’t be an ordinary day. We’re going to give people all around the world what they want to see. It will be a challenge for me to fight Miguel at this weight, but this will be the kind of test that will motivate me to train harder. I have no doubt that my collection of belts will increase again and Cotto’s reign will end on May 5th,” Mayweather said.

If Mayweather (42-0-26 KOs), makes true on his promise, he’ll have achieved success on two separate occasions in the super welterweight category—the other being a WBC clash with Oscar De La Hoya in 2007.

The seven-time world boxing titlist is on course for a showdown with Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2-38 KOs), who himself has an upcoming fight with undefeated Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0-12 KOs) on June 9, when he puts his WBO welterweight crown on the line.

For their proposed superfight to have a chance of transpiring and with millions of dollars at stake, both “Money” and “Pac-Man” must be victorious in their respective outings. Otherwise, anything less could put the bout in jeopardy.

That said, both Bradley and Miguel Cotto (37-2-30 KOs) are intent on throwing a spanner in the works of so-called “Fight of the Century.”

“I’m going to prepare as thoroughly and on May 6th I will return to Puerto Rico as champion. That, I can guarantee,” Cotto said.

“It's time for a new face and I'm gonna win this fight. It's what I believe.” “Nobody expected me to win in England when I was a 6-to-1 underdog [against Junior Witter in 2008] and I took the title. I'm willing to shock the world. I feel I can beat this guy,” Bradley told ESPN.go.com.


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