Unbeaten boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs) is ready to go to war with World Boxing Association (WBA) junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) of Puerto Rico when they face off this Saturday, May 5 in Las Vegas. This is for Cott0′s 154 pounds WBA junior middleweight title
Primarily known as a defensive fighter, Mayweather told Boxing Scene that he is ready to go to war and be on the attack against Cotto. Mayweather respects Cotto’s ability and says “he must have done something to get to this level” – but he doesn’t really know what Cotto does well.
“If I had to go to war and fight hard, he is not going to be able to outfight me,” Mayweather said. “Cotto is not going to be able to outfight me.”
Mayweather cited Cotto’s tendency to cut easily during fights, noting, “He bruises, he swells, his eyes close, he’s a bleeder.”
“Every time I see Cotto in a fight, there’s marks here, marks there, blood here, blood there,” he added.
Mayweather added that if Cotto decides to turn the bout into a “dogfight,” he will still have the upperhand thanks to his speed.
“He can’t get to the target quicker than I can get to target, so even though he can punch, he gotta realize this. He’s hit the canvas before… He hit the canvas from other guys and he’s been buckled by other guys,” Mayweather told reporters during their Las Vegas press conference.
The unbeaten fighter added that unlike Cotto, he does not bruise or bleed easily.
“I’m not a bleeder. If you cut before, you will cut again. I know I can outfight him,” Mayweather said.
“I’m not Antonio Margarito, I’m not Yuri Foreman. He’s facing Floyd Mayweather, so it’s a little different,” he added.
“I’m glad it happened. With Miguel, he was on his own, he can dictate what he want,” said Mayweather.
Cotto, on the other hand, said he wants a quick end in the fight.
“I’m going to be quick like always… I had a tremendous camp in Orlando,” said the WBA champion.
Who will win in this Mayweather vs Cotto bout? Let’s all find out this Saturday boxing fans.