Five keys for Delvin Rodriguez

Delvin Rodriguez of the Dominican Republic will have a great opportunity to enter the world boxing elite when he faces four-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico in a scheduled 12-round bout Saturday at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

For Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), this will be an opportunity to get back in the race for title contention. He lost the two previous times he fought for a title, against Isaac Hlatshwayo in 2008 and Austin Trout in 2012.

A victory over Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) could bring bigger purses and another title shot in the junior middleweight division.

Here are five keys to victory for Rodriguez against Cotto:

Long-distance encounter

Use the judges

Don't forget what brought you here

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