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Before his Yankee Stadium press conference, Miguel Cotto worked out with his new trainer Manny Steward at the Trinity Boxing Gym in New York. There Cotto fired hard punches while doing mitts with Steward. “Cotto has better balance now,” Steward said. “That’s the first thing I noticed about him in recent fights. I worked with him on balance, sharper and more accurate punching. His conditioning is outstanding. He’s ready to fight on June 5.”
Steward added “this is a big fight for Cotto. He knows it and I know it,” Steward said. “The first thing I told him is that this is not an easy fight. Yuri Foreman is a good champion.”
Cotto spent hours at the ballpark doing interviews before and during the Yankees game. He plans to return to Tampa, Fla. on Thursday and return to New York City on May 30.
Cotto said his goal is to “give it all I have and make it an entertaining night for everyone at Yankee Stadium.”
Steward said “Cotto is working very hard. He wants to win this fight, real bad.”
Cotto vs. Foreman is promoted by Top Rank and Cotto Promotions and will be available on HBO.