Team Cotto has 'blueprint' to beat Floyd

Posted at 04/13/2012 9:06 PM | Updated as of 04/13/2012 9:06 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Team Cotto is confident they could pull off a surprise against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5.

Bryan Perez, Miguel Cotto’s best friend, said the Puerto Rican star is "mentally ready" to take on the undefeated American boxer.

“Miguel has always said that he wants to fight the best names out there... [Floyd] has an undefeated record and he's known as the best pound-for-pound, so it means a lot and it's a big challenge,” said Perez in Fight Hype.

Perez added that with Cuban coach Pedro Diaz, they have come up with a strategy that will give Mayweather his first career loss.

“We have a great team... the world will be surprised because we have the blueprint to beat Floyd Mayweather and win,” he said.

Mayweather picked a fight against Cotto after “eluding” Manny Pacquiao yet again.

At stake in the May 5 bout is Cotto’s WBA junior middleweight crown.

The fight is set to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.