One of boxing’s superstars Miguel Cotto steps back into the ring on August 26th after a year and a half long hiatus. His opponent, Japanese come forward puncher Yoshihiro Kamegai has a reputation for being in great fights this is unlikely to be any different, especially with the WBO World Super-Welterweight Title on the line.
Speaking to Fight Hub TV the Puerto Rican hero spoke about his upcoming challenge against the physically imposing Kamegai, “It’s an honour for me to be back again, the WBO championship is something extra.”
“I’ll do my best as always”. When asked about the Japanese fighter’s physical advantages he was unconcerned, “He is just another boxer, he has two hands, two feet like me. All people are going to talk about on August 26th is the way we’ve handled our training camps.”
After a break from the sport following a close loss to Saul Alvarez many expected the veteran to retire, however Cotto clearly still thinks he has something left to give the sport: “I’m healthy, I’m good, people will see what Miguel Cotto has left in boxing!”
“We are going to start camp in the beginning of July, we’ll find the key to beat him. I’m going to box the rest of this year and probably retire after December.”
The multiple weight World Champion was also asked about the upcoming match between former opponent ‘Canelo’ and Gennady Golovkin, “It’s a great fight, a great night for boxing around the world. It’s the kind of fight the sport needs. I think they’re really strong boxers, they have to find their key to beat each other.”
Don’t miss Miguel Cotto as he takes on Yoshihiro Kamegai in a fight of the year candidate for the WBO World Super-Welterweight Title, live on BoxNation, August 26th.