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Talented undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (13-0, 5 KOs) made it clear today that he is ready for big challenges ahead. Already installed in the sin city of Las Vegas, Abner is getting ready for his upcoming clash on Saturday, at the Mandalay Bay against dangerous Mexican Juan Montiel (8-5-3, 2 KOs). Montiel is remembered for his split decision loss to Anthony Crolla and his majority draw with the undefeated prospect Carlos Molina. “Pin is in great shape, has spent months preparing for this fight. We know that Montiel is a strong opponent but Abner is a great fighter with great skills and no doubt he will be victorious,” stated promoter and businessman Hector Soto.
The silver medal winner of the Pan American Games 2007 in Brazil, stated that he feels comfortable fighting again in the city of lights. “This is my third fight in Las Vegas. I feel very comfortable fighting here. I had a tremendous training camp and my motivation is even higher. On Saturday I will show again what Abner Cotto is about.”
Accompanied by his team and under the eye of his head coach Efrain ‘Miyagi’ Roman, the 24-year-old prospect has seen his career begin to develop to another level. “I am very happy with the turn that my career has taken. We have done the job and are looking at the results. I know there are big plans with me and I am ready for it. I have a great team and our goal is to become world champion,” noted Abner, who is the cousin of Puerto Rican fistic heroes Miguel and Jose Cotto.
Cotto-Montiel will serve as part of the prelude to the fight between Danny Garcia and famed British fighter Amir Khan.