Five keys for Miguel Cotto

Plotting a path to victory for Miguel Cotto against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Originally Published: May 2, 2012
By Diego Morilla | ESPNdeportes.com

When the eyes of the boxing world are fixated on what potentially would be the biggest fight of all time -- a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao showdown -- it's easy to forget that there are other megafights to be made. On Saturday, when Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) will face Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30 KOs) for his junior middleweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, we'll get one. When two future Hall of Famers climb into the ring together, it's a treat that shouldn't be taken for granted, and Cotto and Mayweather in particular are a good bet to produce as many or more fireworks as any other fights of this magnitude.

With both fighters having spent more than a decade at the top of their respective divisions, they are two of the most watched and scrutinized boxers of our era. Mayweather's strengths are his blazing speed and spot-on accuracy, while Cotto's ruggedness and great boxing technique make him a favorite among fans of all persuasions.

With the stage set, here are five keys to victory for Cotto on Saturday:

Diego Morilla is a contributor to ESPNdeportes.com.

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