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Cotto rediscovers peace, confidence

Revenge against Margarito cleared the air for Cotto to move on to Mayweather

Updated: May 6, 2012, 4:04 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Like the sun breaking through a dark cloud after a rain storm, that is Miguel Cotto's mood in the aftermath of his emotional 10th-round knockout of Antonio Margarito in their grudge rematch in December.

The cloud cover that hung over Cotto's career lasted more than three years between his two fights with Margarito. But now, as Cotto heads into his third junior middleweight title defense, against welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night (9 ET, HBO PPV, $59.95) ...

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