The WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) was not concerned of his ascent of seven pound catchweight last fought. According to Mayweather, it was in his only first fight above the welterweight division sinc 2007 when Mayweather fought Oscar De La Hoya five years ago. Floyd Mayweather defeated De La Hoya for his fifth division world title, yet for the only time in Mayweather’s career. But Mayweather admitted that Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) has a better advantage in their fight this coming Saturday.
Miguel Cotto will fight Mayweather in his comfortable weight class at 154 pounds because he is the current WBA junior middleweight champion title.
“I have grown as a fighter and proven that the [first Margarito] fight does not define me,” Cotto said. “I am stronger, faster and more engaged in knowing what it takes to win a fight.”
Mayweather is intent on ending Cotto reign as 154-pound champion.
“I am aware that I will be moving up in weight for the first time since 2007, which not only poses a challenge for me, but it does give Cotto a slight advantage because he will remain at his comfort weight of 154,” said by Mayweather.
“I know Cotto will be a very hard fight,” Mayweather said. “He is at a place in his career where he is confident and experienced. And I know that, because he is fighting me, this is the biggest fight he has ever had. Those factors always make a fighter dangerous and might be the most important part of what he is bringing to the ring that night.” Mayweather added.
The official Mayweather vs Cotto weigh in will be held on Friday, May 4th. And their much awaited title bout will be this Saturday, May 5th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mayweather vs Cotto fight will be aired live on HBO Pay-Per-View.