On August 26th we'll see Japanese warrior Yoshihiro Kamegai (27-3-2, 24) [亀海喜寛] battle against Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33) in a bout for the WBO Light Middleweight title.
Today, ahead of their bout, Cotto took part in a public work out that saw the media being invited to see him in the ring and speak to the media.
Cotto, who hasn't fought in almost two years, admitted that his long break from the ring hadn't be totally down to choice, but that he was beginning to get close to perfect condition for the fight, and that he was getting sharper and quicker. He did look pretty sharp as he went through some training exercises with trainer Freddie Roach, though he didn't quite look like the fighter he had once been and was noticably less crisp than he had once been.
Whilst Cotto is the clear betting favourite for his bout with Kamegai it's fair to say that his long break from the ring, and his long career, won't serve him well in the long term, and it seems that this bout could, potentially, be his final one before he hangs up his gloves at the end of the year.
(Image courtesy of Tom Hogan / Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions)
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