Opinion

Panel: What was your favourite Miguel Cotto moment?

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An expert panel answers our questions on Miguel Cotto and Matchroom's Fight Camp

What was your favourite Miguel Cotto moment?

Jordan Gill
Rising featherweight

My favourite Miguel Cotto moment is when he avenged his loss against [Antonio] Margarito in that second fight that they had. It was sweet justice after the scandal with the loaded wraps and what a performance.

Dalton Smith
Super-lightweight prospect

The rivalry he had with Margarito, with the big thing with the casts in [Margarito’s] hand wraps [discovered ahead of his fight with Mosley], for Cotto to come back and beat him. Those were the moments I remember with Cotto.

Matthew Macklin
Former world title challenger

He had so many highlights in his career. He was good against Shane Mosley and good against Zab Judah in back to back fights. There was the fight he had against Ricardo Torres when he was down at light-welter, he was up and down, it was a real battle.

Dave Coldwell
Top trainer

One of my favourite fighters. It will always stand out because of what happened in the first fight, for me it’s the Margarito rematch. For someone that’s not your fighter, I was so nervous watching that. I just wanted him to win so badly.

Read the Last Fight of Miguel Cotto by Thomas Hauser HERE

What was it like inside a boxing event in Eddie Hearn’s garden?

Jordan Gill
Rising featherweight

It was quite good being the first on because it’s a part of history and you don’t really know what to expect, so you just go in there and do the job. You just roll with the punches and go with it. It was a really good experience.

Dalton Smith
Super-lightweight prospect

It was what I expected, to be honest. To be there and fight with no audience, it was quite strange. Eddie put on a massive event and even when I was walking towards the ring it felt like I was coming out to spar. Once you’re in the fight you block all that out. It was a weird experience but I enjoyed every minute of it.

Matthew Macklin
Former world title challenger

It was a surreal, unique experience. Normally we’re right up against the ring, we were commentating from about 10 metres back so it was a little bit different and obviously no crowd. It was a good experience, very surreal.

Dave Coldwell
Top trainer

When you walked out there, it was fantastic, what a spectacle. But it was weird because you know what’s at stake but it’s like a sparring session. At the end of the fight, when you win normally there’s the atmosphere of the crowd, you’re jumping up and down and cheering. [Instead] it was just, ‘Nice one, well done.’

Read our media review on Matchroom’s return HERE

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