Does Miguel Cotto have some fighting chance against Mayweather?
April 13, 2012 11:51am CST
I'm one of those that Cotto has a legitimate chance against Mayweather because his timing is superb and he has more power than Mayweather. Of course Mayweather would still have the advantage in this fight due to his speed and his ability to dodge punches, but Cotto would be able to hit Mayweather from time to time and there's a chance that Mayweather can be hit badly. If Cotto can find ways to corner Mayweather and get chances to hurt him in the corner, that is where Cotto can have his chances in this fight. Share your opinions about this coming fight.
• Pasig, Philippines
13 Apr 12
it will be a good fight...and i sure cotto will try his best to win this one or else it will be retirement for him...he has better chances than floyd as long as he can stay with the speed of floyd im sure he can still land his power punches...but he should be more aggressive or lose in points if the fight go to the end...
15 Apr 12
yeah really?a cotto-mayweather fight on the line? cool. didn't knew it..from my vantage point of view cotto is slower but he has that superb power than any other boxers out there, he could hurt gayweather so bad if he's lucky enough. Gayweather has a high tendency to fall when hit with a solid punch just like what Mosley did to him.
16 Apr 12
Yes, Mayweather can sometimes be hit hard. Although I was amazed he was able to take Mosleys big punch and continue to dominate the fight. I saw him in youtube training his neck with weights so that's how he managed to take those punches. Anyway, I would not be bold enough to call him gayweather when he is around...lol. Good point, though, asiacevillar.
14 Apr 12
It is a good fight. I think Miguel Cotto has a chance because he lasted a lot of rounds against Pacquiao. I also agree his timing is superb and he has more power than Mayweather. Its about being smart for Cotto, push Mayweather in the corner of the ring and he has a chance to get jabs and punches. Looking forward to this fight.
14 Apr 12
We're thinking the same way, jvincent_129. I also agree with johndur that Cotto really needed to be aggressive in this fight and not allow Floyd to simply outbox him and win on points. I would say the fight would end either by Floyd winning on points or Cotto winning on stoppage or knockout. It's hard to imagine Miguel Cotto winning simply on points in this fight. Less than a month to go and they're both ready to rambo! :)
13 Apr 12
Cotto may have a chance, but just like Zab Judah, I think Cotto will hang with Floyd the first 4 or 5 rounds, then Cotto will gas out and Floyd will take care of business the rest of the fight for the the victory. But like we all know, there is nothing predictable in boxing. Cotto isn't going into this fight hobbled or weakened, He isn't going into this fight afraid of Mayweather or to lose. However if Floyd wins this one, I think he should fight with Manny in 2013 and if Floyd wins, I think that he should fully retire from boxing, because he has nothing more to prove. And he'll become probably a hbo commentater, a boxing trainer and/or do both like Emmanuel Stewart.
14 Apr 12
Surely Cotto would be the underdog in this fight, but I also believe he will come out fighting and once in a while he will be able to hit Mayweather with good shots. But as you said, Floyd is really a very smart fighter and he may have his way again and control the whole fight. But I would surely be looking for Cotto's chances to make that perfect punch that could wobble Mayweather and turn the fight in his favor. This is going to be an exciting fight.
20 Apr 12
Unfortunately when likely great boxing matches like this one are scheduled in Las Vegas, one has to rely either on the most probable outcome due to the quality of one contender, meaning a "superfavorite", or whatever the odds (moneywise) are more favorable for whomever, regardless of who wins. Both fighters are exciting to watch, no doubt about that, they could bring home a memorable fight. Cotto can give Floyd a run for his money, but he is more likely to look for a KO, while "Money" would do his thing, show speed, counter attack, rely on his extraodinary defense and if he finds an opening, he'll take advantage one way or another. I just hope the decision, unless is an effective KO, is made according to what's delivered inside the ring.