Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) will battle the 33-year-old Rodríguez (26-5-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night in Orlando, Florida.
The 5-foot-7 Cotto last vacated the squared circle on December 1 after being unanimously outscored by “No Doubt” Austin Trout.
A four-time world titlist in three weight divisions, the Puerto Rican icon has been conquered in two consecutive bouts.
Cotto is now training with Freddie Roach and the duo is focusing on throwing more left hooks to the body against Rodríguez.
“Miguel has given me the opportunity to have the best training camp in my entire life and he’s worked so hard for this fight and we’ve made a lot of adjustments for Delvin,” said Roach, 53, who has been voted Trainer of the Year on four occasions by the BWAA. “Delvin’s a difficult opponent, we know that, we’re ready for that and I can’t wait for Saturday night.”
A competitor in countless bloodbaths, Cotto agreed he is supremely prepared with Roach in the corner.
“I’m glad to be here and I’m ready,” said Cotto, 32, who fought valiantly in losses to legends Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. “I had a great camp like Freddie said before. I’m ready. I’m just counting the hours to be right here on Saturday night. I’m going to be focused, I’m going to sharp, I’m going to be Miguel Cotto.”
Meanwhile, the 5-foot-11 Rodríguez most recently threw fists in May and earned an eighth round TKO victory over Freddy Hernandez.
Despite surrendering roughly four inches, Cotto is determined to downsize Rodríguez with punishing body work.
Thanks to “a great camp,” Miguel Cotto will knock Delvin Rodríguez onto Queer Street within nine lopsided rounds this weekend in "The City Beautiful.”