Welterweight champ Miguel Cotto returns to Madison Square Garden

By Adam Goldman

NEW YORK — In a corner of the South Bronx, WBO welterweight champion Miguel Angel Cotto stepped into an outdoor ring before hundreds of fans and a wave of adulation washed over him.

He stripped off his shirt and women swooned. He went through his drills – stretching, jumping rope and punching padded gloves – and onlookers shouted: “Pound for pound, baby!”

“He’s just an awesome fighter,” said 23-year-old Jose Centeno, whose dad is from Puerto Rico and who waited under a hot sun to get a photo of Cotto. “He’s our pride.”…Full Story

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