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article imagePacquiao Breaks Silence on His 'Firepower' Match with Cotto

By Leo Reyes     Nov 2, 2009 in Sports
Manny Pacquiao breaks his silence by saying that he has a good chance of beating Miguel Cotto in their 'Firepower' match and hopes to become the first boxer in the world to win seven different titles in seven weight divisions
Less than two weeks before his date with Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand garden arena in Las Vegas Nevada, the popular Filipino boxing superstar finally breaks his silence on the possible outcome of his quest for boxing supremacy by winning over Miguel Cotto to become the first professional boxer to win seven titles in seven different class weights.
In his latest 'Kumbinasyon' column with he said he is ready and prepared for his upcoming fight with Miguel Cotto.
I feel very good. Training camp has been perfect so far and my trainer Freddie Roach and I think we have a great chance of beating the welterweight champion of the world. Let’s get it on! You know… he said in his column. Manny Pacquiao writes regularly for Philboxing.
'Our team believes we have covered all possible strategies that Cotto will use in the fight and we are ready to counter them. We are ready for whatever he plans to do and we feel that we have a good chance of getting the honor of being the first boxer in the world to win seven titles in seven different divisions. If I am lucky, I will be the first one to get it'.
'Against a bigger and powerful opponent, I need to improve my speed and match his strength with some scientific techniques in order to neutralize him'.
'Pacquiao said that Cotto is known for his style of not backing up in a fight. He will engage you with his power and strength. That is what I want and that is what the boxing fans want to see'.
Miguel Cotto who had a falling out with his uncle trainer Evangeelista Cotto, is now being trained by Joe Santiago, a member of Team Cotto during Evangelista's watch. Cotto and his entourage have trained in Tampa, Florida and have since moved to Las Vegas to complete the boxers last leg of training.
The Pacquia-Cotto boxing match, dubbed 'Firepower' fight will be held on November 14 at the MGM grand garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be telecast worldwide and available on pay-per-view. At stake is Cotto's welterweight crown.
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