Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez hosted their final press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Cotto and Martinez will be collide on June 7, 2014 for Martinez' WBC middleweight title.
PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
“To be the first Puerto Rican to win a world title in four divisions would be an achievement. Gomez, Benitez, there have been a lot of good fighters from Puerto Rico before me. When I started boxing, Tito Trinidad was our big star. A victory on Saturday night would make me feel happy and proud. I would like to be remembered as a boxer who tried to do his best.”
“It is not only Austin Trout that made it a difficult fight for Cotto, but Mayweather and Pacquiao as well. We have looked at all of those fights, and picked up on different things that have worked against Cotto. My trainer Pablo Sarmiento has come up with a great game plan and you will see me execute it perfectly on Saturday night.
“I don't hate Cotto, never. I get upset with some of the things that he does and says, but I don't hate him. We are professionals and we must act like professionals.”
“Cotto vs. Martinez” takes place at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/6:00 p.m. (PT), and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®.