Puerto Rican legend, Miguel Cotto is returning to the ring after a year and a half hiatus to face Japan’s Yoshihiro Kamegai for the vacant WBO World Super-Welterweight Title this Saturday.
The four-weight World Champion has had a storied boxing career and is set to add to it as he approaches the final stages. Speaking to Golden Boy Promotions in a Q & A ‘Junito’ has been glad for the time away but is ready to return to the ring: “In my time off, I feel like I've become a more mature, more focused, complete fighter.
“I have no regrets, everything has worked out and I am proud of the legacy I have built. I think one of the more satisfying fights I've been in was my victory against Antonio Margarito - I got my revenge against him then."
In facing Kamegai, Cotto is not returning against a soft touch, the hard-punching Japanese fighter is known for his wars. However, the 36 year-old is adamant this is the opportunity he needed, “Kamegai is the best opponent for me right now in my career - he is a warrior in the ring. When we were looking through our options, he was one of the first names that popped up.
“Freddie Roach has always been good to me, he’s been critical to my preparation over the years, and our team has always enjoyed working together like a family.
“I will be prepared for Kamegai on August 26th mentally and physically. It will be a great fight."
Watch Miguel Cotto fight Yoshihiro Kamegai this Saturday, live on BoxNation supported by Rey Vargas defending his WBO World Super-Bantamweight Title against Ronny Rios.