The antics of boxing’s most-volatile personality have failed to rile Miguel Cotto in recent weeks, but Ricardo Mayorga managed to get under the skin of Cotto’s mild-mannered trainer Wednesday at a Las Vegas press conference, and the furor that erupted was volcanic.
Emanuel Steward was interrupted by the mouthy Nicaraguan as he spoke to the media at the MGM Grand, and, unlike the fighter he trains, he lashed back angrily.
“I don’t care how hard you train. You’re getting knocked out,” Steward told Mayorga, who fights Cotto this Saturday on a Showtime pay-per-view show. “And it won’t take long, either.”