Cotto, on the other hand, came in looking strong and determined. He looked like he was ready to put on a boxing clinic. He looked 'reloaded'.
Cotto came out attributing much of the victory to 'the mastermind, Freddie Roach' and that Cotto just 'stuck to the plan'.
He had hinted of a possible fight against Sergio Martinez at 160. He enjoyed the support from Orlando and he expressed that he felt like a fighter reborn. Freddie Roach further instilled that this was indeed the best training camp that he had ever had, in part because Cotto's great work ethics would put him into the gym on time... 'as opposed to having to wait 31 days for his fighter to show up' (taking a jab at his friend and fighter, Manny Pacquiao). Roach continued that he believed that he had the correct fighter in Cotto, and the correct formula to earn a victory over Martinez, and that Cotto in his current state would have beaten Floyd Mayweather on their previous go-around in which Mayweather took the decision.
We shall see what is in store next for Cotto who may be moving up in weight before he makes his final exit from the ring. In this writer's opinion, it does seem that the partnership with Freddie Roach and a future fight in Orlando being very likely.