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Cotto Vs Mayweather Predictions

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Vinsanity**, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Like I said, the smart money is on Floyd. However, I think the tool that Cotto will use that other fighters havent is his jab. I'm blown away by how much its improved. He gets a lot of range on it, and he's hurt guys with his jab when they thought they were out of range. DLH caught Mayweather against the ropes during the fight, and I think Cotto will be able to do the same at least as often. At this point, I think Cotto can hurt Mayweather more than DLH. And, I think the jab is going to let Cotto dictate the range of the fight much more than any of mayweather's other opponents.

    *shrugs*

    One man's opinion...
     
  2. Seano Hands of bone

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    De La Hoya had the size and reach advantage which will not be there for Cotto. This fight will be a better version of Mayweather/Hatton.

    IMO.
     
  3. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    I dont see the comparison between Hatton and Cotto.
     
  4. Seano Hands of bone

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    Really?

    Same basic approach, Cotto more polished. They both are going to try the same thing. Cotto is going to try to get insde, punish Floyd and break him down. Same thing Hatton(and pretty much every opponet since Castillo) tried to do.
     
  5. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Hatton can only fight on the inside, Cotto can fight at range or inside. Also, Cotto doesnt have to lean shoulder to shoulder on the inside in order to land shots from a half clinch. The idea of "getting inside" might be the same, but the ways they do that and what they do once they get there is completely different.
     
  6. Seano Hands of bone

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    At range, Cotto gets battered. He may be effective to a degree there but Mosley and to a lesser extent, Zab had little difficulty landing when there was separation.

    I do agree Cotto is a better all around fighter than Hatton, but I don't see him winning by boxing.

    Bad fight for Cotto,IMO. There are 2 guys I think Cotto should stay away from. MArgarito and Floyd. I think he handles anyone else at WW. Those 2 beat him, IMO.
     
  7. absofsteel1977 Banned Banned

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    the one problem with this is that IMO floyd is the naturally bigger fighter, the counter feint wont work as well against cotto, but a slippery decision win on technique is entirely plausible
     
  8. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    I agree that if its completely a boxing match, Cotto gets damaged. However, I think that Cotto's jab, and the distance he is able to use that jab will allow him to engage and disengage easier than Mayweather's other opponents. Cotto hit both Mosley and Judah, guys with comparable speed to Mayweather, with long jabs. If Cottto is able get some work done inside and at range, he can give Mayweather problems. We'll see...if we're lucky.
     
  9. Seano Hands of bone

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    Valid points. Lets see if it happens.
     
  10. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Naturally bigger? How so? Mayweather started out as a 130 lb fighter and moved up several divisions before settling at ww. Cotto started as a junior welter and moved up easily to welter.
     
  11. prontostar Gymmy TUNDAH!

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    you do love warren don't you...:icon_chee
     
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  13. prontostar Gymmy TUNDAH!

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    thanks for the .gif I laugh at that one every time.
     
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    never ever get tired of that.
     
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    That's the bottom line. No matter who Mayweather fights, I pull for the other guy to win...
     
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    My prediction is that Mayweather avoids any real fights for the rest of his career (just like he has been doing)

    With that said, I hope I am wrong.
     
  18. DnBLoxy Blue Belt

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    I'd be amazed if people bought into a mayweather Hatton II fight. Hatton doesn't stand a chance (fighting a bigger guy, going from 8oz to 10oz gloves, etc..) nor does he have a chance in a rematch.

    But..... then again some idiots in America bought into a "rice shortage" just this month. There hasn't been any type of food shortage in America since the "Great Depression". Ok, damn it.... maybe they would buy it!
     
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    Well his name is Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    He seems to be onto the path of another fighter with the name JR at the end.... and I'm not talking about Hector Camacho.
     
  20. DnBLoxy Blue Belt

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    Mayweather-Hatton has got to be in the top 5 funniest knockouts ever.
     

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