Money wary of champion threat
Floyd Mayweather goes in to his fight on Saturday full of respect for his opponent, describing Miguel Cotto as a "true warrior".
'Pretty Boy' has not been shy at taunting his opponents in the past, building an impressive unbeaten career of 42 fights, 26 of which have been won by knockout. However, Cotto is expected to at least give him a run for his money in the WBA super welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and perhaps that has been demonstrated by the American himself. He said: "Miguel is a true warrior, a tough champion, and to go down in the Hall of Fame as one of the best, you have to face the true champions out there." Puerto Rican Cotto (37-2-0), who lost to Manny Pacquiao in December 2009, goes into the contest having avenged his other defeat to Antonio Margarito last year, and insists that he is in the best possible condition. "Mayweather has beaten a lot of good fighters, but is facing the best Miguel Cotto ever," Cotto said. "Mayweather is facing a guy who can put pressure on him and who can fight. "I am happy with my career and two defeats made me the man that I am today. When your confidence is back you can reach for the top. "When I got revenge against Margarito I felt I was back in the game again. I felt much better in myself and this fight has come at the right time for me."