Miguel Cotto: ‘I think Pacquiao is going to capitalize on all the mistakes Bradley makes’

Miguel Cotto in Los Angeles this past week (Photo: Chris Farina – Top Rank)


By Chris Robinson

We are less than a month away from the Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley rematch, set for April 12 inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This past week in Los Angeles, while hosting the media ahead of his own personal showdown with Sergio Martinez, three-division world champion Miguel Cotto offered up his assessment of the match.

Having lost a punishing 12th round TKO to Pacquiao in November of 2009, Cotto is now a stable mate with the Filipino star, as he linked up with Manny’s trainer Freddie Roach for his last outing.

Cotto doesn’t seem to feel that Bradley, who defeated Pacquiao via a controversial split-decision nearly two years ago, can thwart his rival the second time around.

“I think Pacquiao is going to capitalize on all the mistakes [Bradley] makes and I’m going for Pacquiao,” Cotto explained.

Cotto faces Martinez on June 7 inside of the Madison Square Garden in New York for his WBC middleweight title and he has so far been dismissing the talk that his Argentinean foe’s size advantage may be too much.

“He’s not too big,” Cotto explained. “I trust in myself, my skills, what I’m capable of in the ring and I know I’m going to do my best.”

Chris Robinson can be reached at Trimond@aol.com

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