Landman, who works side by side with chief coach Joe Santiago, said the 28-year-old reign World Boxing Organization welterweight king would still work out a sweat during next week’s press/publicity tour that will carry them and Team Pacquiao to New York, Caguas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and possibly San Diego.
The press visit is pending up and it’s a challenging week with all the traveling, erratic hours and long days. Obviously not that favorable to the training but it is also necessary and part of it and we work around the agenda. We have a curriculum set forth for that week so we try to reduce losing out on any of the preparation said by Landman, who arrived in the islands nine days ago. Long before Landman arrived, Cotto had been frequent the gym and sweating it out. On Monday, Cotto at last began sparring and the guy who was on the in receipt of end of his power shots was Puerto Rican welterweight Frankie Santos.
Meanwhile, Landman also exposed that while diet and nutrition play a vital role in training, Cotto’s sustenance do not need the importation of game meat like antelope and other funky stuff that was supposed to have been tried by Oscar De La Hoya when he was training for Pacquiao last year. As far diet goes there is nothing profligate that Miguel enjoys and we make a part of his diet during training. He eats a mixture of good balanced meals sticking to the basics, fish, chicken etc as well as a food frequent to the Puerto Rican diet. Miguel is an avid cook and over the last pair of years has actually come to understand what the advantage of eating well has on his training and recovery, added Landman.