8CN Exclusive: Cotto-Rodriguez Photos and Quotes


8CN's David Hopper and George Albert Brumfield were ringside for the Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight Saturday night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. Hopper and Brumfield attended the press conference that followed Cotto's 3rd round TKO victory over Rodriguez.



“The way we work for the last months was terrific. We just showed what we did in training camp. We found a good chemistry between Freddie (Roach) and I, and being back to basics.“

“The added value of being the first Puerto Rican to achieve four world titles in four different weight divisions is something attractive to me. But, in due time, I’ll will sit with my group, with Freddie, and discuss options, discuss (Sergio) Martinez and other candidates.”

“Being here in front of this crowd with everybody cheering my name, cheering behind me, made me feel good. People love my work. People love what I’m doing, and it makes me feel happy.”

“I would rank it (this win) all the way to the top, No. 1. Obviously after being defeated twice last year, having some doubts and then working with Freddie and all the changes and adjustments my team had to make, I would rank it at the top of the list.”



“From Day 1 to today, he (Cotto) has come so far. He came in at 171 pounds and we got in shape. His work ethic was unbelievable. We had two-a-day workouts everyday. Three hours in the morning from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m and from 2 to 4 in the gym boxing. It’s not really that hard when you got a guy that wants to work that hard.”

“I’ve got ready for (Sergio Martinez) once before and I know his style very well. I think I know how to beat Sergio Martinez. He’s a great athlete. He’s very fast, but the thing is, he does have some flaws in his armor and I think we would take advantage of them. That’s a fight I would love to get ready for, and I think we have the right guy to do it this time.


“It was exciting to be part of such a big event like this and fighting a guy like Miguel Cotto, who has been at the top level for a long time. Like my promoter, Joe DeGuardia, said, I got a little too relaxed. When Cotto got inside and I felt him inside I didn’t really feel the power, I didn’t really feel that he was a strong guy. I got too relaxed and he caught me with that hook, then I really felt the power. He can really hit.”


Photo Credit: George Albert Brumfield


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