Miguel Cotto couldn’t handle Manny Pacquiao’s speed

That is what Miguel Cotto told his current trainer Emanuel Steward regarding his loss to Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

In an interview with AOL Fanhouse, Emanuel Steward said the Puerto Rican WBA 154-pound champion told him it wasn’t the drastic weight cut  or the 145-pound catch-weight that caused him to lose against the Filipino champion, it was Manny Pacquiao’s speed.

Steward asked Cotto “What happened in the (Pacquiao) fight?,” and Miguel didn’t say anything about the weight loss or catch-weight he simply answered Steward with “I couldn’t handle his (Pacquiao’s) speed.”

If the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao fight doesn’t happen a rematch with Miguel Cotto at Jr. middleweight is an optional fight for Pacquiao.

Steward went on to say that things would be different with him in the corner if Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao were to rematch.  He said he would be able to help Cotto neutralize the speed of Pacquiao because he specializes in fast sparring partners and none of his fighters ever came back to the corner after a round saying they couldn’t handle the speed of their opponent.

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