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I know most people will moan that Mayweather isn't fighting Pacquio but this is a more interesting fight to me expecially with the fight being fought at 154lbs. Cotto can throw great punches from angles in close exchanges and with the weight advantage being with Cotto I think he might just cause an upset. Fair play to Mayweather for agreeing to fight at 154. It's a tall order but I hope Cotto can pull it off.
wow somebody actually agrees with me on this 1 hahaha... it is a more interesting fight, my 2 fave fighters at the moment gonna be explosive... Mayweather was fed up of offering pacquio the fight. so lets have this 1 cant wait for it.
I like Cotto but think he has had his day and has had too many tough fights, one sided Mayweather victory id say...........cant see Cotto landing many clean shots and Mayweather should pick him apart, Cotto is a great warrior but i worry he may be a little bit too robotic and hittable for Mayweather.
This will be a land slide win for Mayweather, he's too slick, too quick and has the best defence in the world. In terms of style i'm a huge fan of Cotto, however this has the writing on the wall in my opinion. Mayweather will do what Pacquiou did but will take less damage than pacman due to a better defence.
In terms of Alverez and Mosley, this will be competitive for the first 5-6 rnds and then Alvarez will come on strong towards the end. He's a banger and technically good. Age will catch up with Mosley in this fight.
No way will it be a landslide for Mayweather. Cotto doesn't like being pressured and Mayweather doesn't stomp forward like Margarito and Pacquio (Cotto's only two losses). Mayweather doesn't put combination together anymore that would force a stoppage over Cotto. Pacquio fought him at a weight drained 145lbs. He was great for the first 4/5 rounds then ran out of gas as pacquio picked up the pace. At 154lbs cotto is a danger to Mayweather who will be the smaller man in this fight. Mayweather is one of my favourite fighters but all the talk leading up to this fight will be undoubtedly about why Mayweather is not fighting Pacquio, it might just play into Cotto's hands. Be Happy to eat my words though :-)
Cotto will get smashed he's slow hittable and he beat margarito who is ruined anyway he beat yuri foreman (who??) and defended v margarito he will get done easy no contest it's again another boring mayweather fight like Ortiz was x
lol vinny, we will have to agree to disagree haha... more exciting than a pacman fight, cotto will be awesome i think and very dangerous, but yep late round stoppage but will be awesome again until he gets stopped x
no mate it'll be boring cotto plodding after mayweather using lead rights and slipping his left hook with cotto taking facial damage and a stoppage late on ( he says watching it anyway) hahaha hope ya well mike missed at gym mate x
lol still cant wait for it... yeah mate all good, hope your well too.. back training in next 6 months hopefully, mad busy with recruitment and sports portfolios... see ya at the main event hopefully xx
If it's another boring fight with Mayweather it would be the same against Pacman. Mayweather would ride the storm for the first few rounds against Manny then chip away with his 'boring' right lead. I like watching toe-to-toe wars but can also appreciate the sublime skills of Mayweather who for me stands alone in the world. It's no surprise to me Mayweather is the man outside the ring he is considering he's been brought up with one goal in mind, to fight!
Most boxers have been brought to fight doesn't condone slapping women it's like saying oh he was brought up on a farm with guns bound to shoot something then....lol and a least pacquiao would be interesting he wouldn't win but it's more exciting he'd get picked off but he has speed and as for skills I appreciate them cotto fight will be boring because margarito fight was after two rounds and mayweather is leagues above him speed wise and let mayweather in with Martinez whose said he wants the fight at 150 can't see anyone beating mayweather tbh doesn't mean I have like him even though he's an all time great ( did like the united shirt v hatton though ) hahaha x
lol vinny im not a footy fan but i loved it when mayweather did that... I wonder if in 30 years time Mayweather will get any praise, 30 years ago ali was the most hated fighter on the planet and people couldnt wait to see him loose, now he goes down as 1 of the greats and a lot of boxing fans are up his arse but back then the same fans hated him
Mike, mayweather is class just his dad and uncle rabbiting "they don't shit about boxing" etc Floyd is all time great as coach Freddy is better because he's proved it more often his legacy is sealed for mayweather without doubts blessed x
agree with vinny but not ryan, picks easy oponents?? Ricky Hatton was the fave at the time,arturo gatti was a fave aswell. if he fights and beats manny, he will then be too big for him and peeps will say many was hand picked again lol, if you dont like him fair enough, but you cant be saying other world champs are easy opponents. at welterweight the fightwers get into the top 10 and get world titles for being good, top, strong fighters x
Hey vinny, I was in no way condoning Mayweather hitting a woman but I’m not surprised given his up bringing. Yes there are plenty brought up in similar circumstances that don’t behave as he has but many that do. On the same point you made about being brought up on a farm doesn’t make you want to shoot something but if you’re exposed to that from a young age don’t be surprised if one day they do. But I take your point I agree Cotto has a plodding style that might not trouble Mayweather but others fighters have gone charging in looking to ruffle Mayweather and it hasn’t worked either - Judah, Hatton, De La Hoya …….Maybe when Mayweather has to go searching for the fight he might get caught more you never know.
Mayweather is always the favorite. Look now and of course he is. Hatton was not the favorite against Mayweather, no chance. He is a cunt plain and simple. Look how he has disrespected manny by saying he takes drugs that is because he us threatend by mannys legacy and is also jelous. He could make so much money fighting manny like he did with hatton but he won't do it. He is a scaredy cat.
Fair enough shiv : ) he has to fight someone though just bored of whole thing him v manny etc for me another fight gamboa v rios has been scuppered that had classic written all over it need the hagler and Duran,hearns,Leonard days back for sure x
Cotto won't land a shot like shane did mate he's not a one shot merchant if he did it would be left hook as he's a left handed orthodox fighter and relies on it manny whacked him up using speed mayweather will do same I do like cotto but he's way out of his league in this one x
Mike you are talking nonsense if you think pacquaio shit it mate lol what like he did with bigger fighters like margarito destroyed cotto beat up morales stopping him twice and beating up Barrera he's faced better fighters than mayweather has though mayweather I believe would win the term shit it is silly x
i think this fight will be one sided, i like cotto, he's respectful and comes to fight but i don't see him as having anything to trouble mayweather
cotto's not known for explosive speed or ko power and imo you need one or both of those to beat mayweather, and who has both those traits? manny pacquaio by the truckload haha and then when you throw in manny's timing and unorthodox style it makes a very difficult puzzle for mayweather to solve
...imo the way mayweather beats manny is by constantly defending, countering, hardly throwing, marquez took the 3rd fight with that gameplan, but it wasn't decisive enough, mayweather would have to really dig in and up the intensity which is where marquez fell short...trouble with that is, marquez is more likely to take a shot to give one, he'll get in there, where as mayweather isn't as willing to take a shot to land one
a lot of people think mayweather has manny figured out, i think its the other way round, manny's ducked nobody
mayweather's been known as a cherry picker for a long time and with good reason
mayweather's talent in unbelievable but the most difficult fights for mayweather to put together have been the ones that would have challenged him the most...de la hoya rematch, cotto and mosely in prime, then you look at the fights that were easy to put together...a 140lb plodding hatton, an undersized marquez(& pbf couldn't even fight at agreed catchweight), old man mosely, green ortiz and cotto(a fighter that's had 2 potential psychological and physically career ending beatings)
i rate mayweather above marquez, mayweather's skill set is unreal, but i don't view mayweather as the warrior that marquez is
i don't doubt that mayweather could land on pac like marquez did, i just don't know if pbf's going to want to negate his reach advantage that allows him to put a bit of distance between himself and pac, the distance would allow him to potentially defend and pick manny off at range, i think pbf would be more comfortable fighting at range rather than in the trenches
roy jones recently said p4p he'd beat mayweather but manny's a different kettle of fish and would be a tougher puzzle to crack
he shit it more in terms of the drug test. not so much facing mayweather. lets face it mayweather doesnt care if people hates him or loves him as long as the fight sells, Pacman is all about the fans and wants them all to love him, if it ever comes out that he's fights where all down to drugs (cheating) that will devastate him.
both de la hoya and mosley fought manny and floyd, both lost points to floyd but got their arses handed to them when faced manny, but they both said floyd would win. he is a more accurate fighter, more focused on landing the shots too.
Watch manny when fighting attacks looking at the floor, gets attacked and eyes down or closed lol... Mayweather never blinks so he see's more things than manny will..
look im willing to put my money where my mouth is if Mayweather does get a fight sorted with m anny and i believe he will, im willing to put up £2000 to anybody that is confident manny will win, i will even get my solicitor to type it up :-) xx
Roy jones needs to stop what he says nowadays is not relevant his heads battered after the shots he took mate I like you points though and mike no one is saying mayweather isn't great but saying manny closes his eyes is like saying it's luck he wins?? it's bollocks he's an atg and a decent human being, the thread is about cotto and mayweather which (hope am wrong) will be one sided drubbing as speed kills x
ok vinny, i know manny isnt shit, against the come forward fighters who put their face there to be hit he looks awesome, what i meant about his eyes is something you taught me mate on the differece between you and your opponent, i think the way Mayweather eyes and vision is will be the main difference between who looses and wins that fight..
Cotto seems to have changed his style alot in past 12-18 months i think the way he fights now will give im more of a chance against mayweather.. i think mayweather will be looking to stop him earlier than manny did xx
ive always been a fan of cotto and you know i fancy mayweather haha but thats why im so excited for this fight, yes Mayweather will beat him up but only later in the fight.. i also do like pacmans personality and he a very nice guy but he will never in a million years be up there with Mayweather in terms of skill level and the ability to see things xx
I believe he's scared of Manny, not that I think it's a given who's win, but I think mayweather tends to pick his opponents and the Manny/Mayweather fight isn't one I think anyone could be 100% certain who'd win. last I heard, Manny had agreed to the testing and the fight still never went ahead. In fact, pacs team were the ones saying the fight never went ahead and pbf's team were apparently claiming that no such talks had ever occurred... until a bunch of preliminary docs turned up proving it lol.
yeah i think the fight has almost reached that point where it's past it's prime. It's been touted... then failed, and touted again and failed so many times i think a lot of people are just fed up with the whole thing.
When I say i think he's scared, I didn't really phrase it well. What I think is that he genuinely believes hes going to beat each and every single person he fights but with pac, i dont think hes so certain. So what I think hes really scared of, isnt pacman as such, but rather the thought of losing which, if it's gonna be to anyone, it'll be to pacman.
Good post mate another legendary trainer has just said mayweather picked cotto because he knows cotto is damaged goods I agree but he is running out of people that public would watch he will be tarnished career wise of he doesn't fight manny and general consensus will be manny wanted the fight x
Cotto is best he has ever looked at the moment. Pacman was offered a guarantee 40 mill minimum, mayweather did everything in is power to get the fight o, mayweather pics the number 1, cotto wba champ number 1, manny took the bradley fight much easier fight xx
Mike how the do you know mayweather offered this and that does he call you up and tell you sometimes its best to just say dunno instead reading what mayweather says as gospel also Bradley is unbeaten younger and fast unified two thirds of the championship belts and is a threat,cotto is damaged v pacman he got leathered v margarito leathered Mosley nearly done him and he's had too Many wars,he's easier option than bradley there is no denying or will you text mayweather and he will say different?? Not saying mayweather is scared or manny is either it's we don't know IMO it's money and cotto draws the puerto ricans hence Ortiz with mexicans and Mosley in Los Angeles he's called money mayweather for a reason mate,please don't Telly with he's shittin it or he's running when everyone who reads this except you knows it's not true x
And yes it was lightwelter he won titles at Bradley but he moved into welterweight once before Alexander fight who just made maidana look stupid recently at welterweight and cotto lost v manny and margarito regardless of taping hands or so called drugs he got damaged badly as did margarito v manny and Mosley,cotto is slow hittable and who can blame him taking biggest money fight v mayweather to say who has easier option it's a no brainer cotto is x
Yes he on speed dial haha.. It was agreed, golden boy promotions announced and even bob arum then suddenly its said he will be facing cotto as miss pacman wont lol. I dont believe its about money for 1 minute, cotto has got the same deal pacman would of, its all about the drug test, golden boy and mayweather want the sport to be kept clean obviously bob arum doesnt ;-) x
mayweather offered manny 40mil flat fee for a fight that could generate more than 200 mil for the fighters alone
if mayweather was so convinced he'll win he'd have took the offer manny proposed 30% each and 40% extra for the winner, that's a confident fighter making that offer and it was mayweather(money)who turned it down, that really should say it all
....mayweather is cashing out he's got 2-3 names left to fight, martinez, pacquaio and alvarez, not much left for him after that, martinez if touted as p4p but brings the least money of all 3 to the table
at the moment i think manny is a half step faster than pbf and that removes pbf's reach advantage and ability to fight at range, he's looking for manny to slow down or take another hard fight or 2, bradley could go either way, either another hatton quick finish or a tough gruelling fight, bradley's style isn't the most flashy but he's sound and only knows how to win, always finds a way, bradley is quite dangerous, undefeated and has a champs mentality
It is ALL about the drug testing to be fair. The first negotiations failed because of that and now the second and all the rest as Vinny says is smoke and mirrors albeit for different reasons ;-) Manny's camp say the agreed to everything they wanted 'they' being Mayweather's camp. Unfortunately it is Mayweather doing the testing it's USADA. And CEO of USADA Travis Tygart said Pacquio agreed to the test but no blood sample 30 days prior to the fight. USADA drug testing isn't up for negation! So no fight. Freddie and Manny say he doesn't like to give blood so close to a fight and blame that as a reason he lost to Morales. USADA say the blood test in no way puts a fighters performance in jeopardy and the sample equates to half a teaspoon at most!! This is USADA saying this not Mayweather. Only blood tests reveal the type of PEDs Manny is on. So until they are completely out of the system and untraceable by blood test the Mayweather fight won't happen. Simple. If Manny wasn't such a likeable character everyone else would see what's going on but people don't want to believe their hero could be cheating. As with most boxing conversations at the moment it gets onto PBF & Manny. All I hope out of this fight is Cotto does himself proud and boxers to his full potential – if so it won’t be as one sided as people think. Although I think Mayweather wins on points.
Good post shiv not that I agree but there valid points I dont think pacquaio is on gear to be honest but I do see it being a right one sided affair v cotto anyway let's have a natter at main event me you and mike "mayweather is Jesus"hill x
ill have a money team baseball cap on and my brown shades haha... some serious arguments at the main event haha... and yes pacman is juiced out his mind and Mayweather is the greatest haha, see ya then fellows xx
also Mayweather retired once before cos he cleaned up the best fighters on the planet with ease, then called out of retiremnt and fought sorry tought marquez a lesson in boxing, who maybe did not get the decision but certainly beat up manny atleast 2 times.. oh the de la hoya re-match you mentioned above, why? he beat de la hoya in near enough every round, de la hoya chose the gloves, the ring, weight and venue x
Aswell as tyson and other fighter boxing career on dvd I have all mayweathers and de la hoyas, ive watched that fight a again and it wasnt even close, less punches thrown yes more punches landed and more damaging shots by money, I think he lost the last round maybe 1 or 2 other rounds but thats it, pure domination, simples ;-) lol xx
By Vitali Shaposhnikov: “If I don't ask for a larger share, and then what if I lose? He's fine because he's a congressman, but I'm just a boxer,” said Floyd Mayweather Jr. according to Manny Pacquiao, during Manny’s interview with ANC’s HeadStart. (http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/03/27/12/floyd-confesses-fear-losing). thought you'd like that mike hahah x
in a foreign paper must be true, is manny also dodging the tax man? lol... anyway Mayweather is in my top 5 salesman on the planet, he sales the fight he bigs it up, none of his opponents does anything other than train to fight him, he is out there working hard at building the fight, thats why all he's fights generates hundreds of millions and most other boxing divisions are their arse's. did ricky hatton deserve the same as floyd, sat at press conferences very quiet, the only time he did summat was at the weigh in, the fight was already built up then x
non of the ex champs believe mayweather Larry Holmes sugar ray Leonard,holyfield,hearns all have quoted it must something no smoke etc and also manny has done ad for energy drink pretending to be admitting to drugs it's on YouTube : )
It was surprising to read that Floyd Mayweather has admitted that he needs to be careful in selecting future opponents now that he’s in the home stretch of his career.
Mayweather told David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press newspaper that he is tentatively planning to fight five or six more times. "Safe to say, probably this one (vs. Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas on May 5) plus five more. And of course I’m not looking to fight six strong champions."
There you go. Not that Mayweather has EVER sought out to fight the strongest, most formidable of champions, at the pinnacle prime of their careers. Floyd’s made a career of "smart business decisions" or, in other words, carefully handpicking safe, inferior or disadvantaged opponents.
"I’m older now, you know what I’m saying?" added Mayweather.
Yes, we know what you’re saying Floyd. We’ve known it all along. You don’t have to tell us you do not want to ever enter a ring and trade strikes with strong champions like Manny Pacquiao or Sergio Martinez. We already know that.
What boxing fans would really like to know is why the hell would HBO fund and invest in a Mayweather farewell exhibition tour of set up "fights" when the biggest Super Bowl event in boxing history is there to be forced and made?
Does HBO with Al Haymon and Richard Schaefer really want to take the sport of boxing in that WWE direction? Do the powers that be sincerely care and respect what millions of boxing fans around the world want more than anything – to see Floyd Mayweather enter a ring and box 12 rounds or less with Manny Pacquiao? Why on earth would the powers that be continue to protect and invest its vast resources into a fraud coward fighter for another additional TWO years of bull****?
"And of course I’m probably not looking to fight six strong champions." Ken Hershman, the ball is in your court. It’s a turning point moment right now, these next few months.
You can either let boxing continue in this wrong direction and become a charade of it’s once great self – or you can take a stand and make boxing be what it once was, the greatest sport on the planet, where the best competed against the best, and the world looked on in collective awe and respect.
Ken Hershman, you know what you have to do. Just do it.
(I think mayweather is amazing by the way)
i agree with some of that stuff, but mayweather did clean up at 1 point against some guys that was said will beat him up.. i think in some cases fighters should be told if they dont fight whoever next their title and licence will be taken, also manny should be forced now to take drugs test. by the way mosley is a very strong fighter and so is cotto and marquez thats why they all have a bigger ko ratio than mayweather and pacman..
the wbo has stepped in to stop nathan cleverleys next fight because he changed his opponent than what the fans and wbo wanted on, cleverley also agreed the fight before so they stepped in, why cant these organisation step in to the bigger names and force drug test when a fighter is obviously avoiding 1 xx
best clash lol, first 3 rounds manny then Mayweather will pick up all mannys weaknesses and stop in inside 10 very 1 sided, then everybody will say mayweather was 2 big for him and start asking when is he gonna fight decent opponent, same thing everytime lol xx
ok if there was another Mayweather fighting Mayweather it would prob be a boring fight, but the fights he has are very exciting due to the opponenets and Mayweathers shows how great he is and beats them up ;-) xx
fans are coming round to cotto now and giving him a shot...i think he is shot and that's why mayweather's picked him, cotto seems happy to just be getting the paycheck...he's saying the usual lines about coming to win..but is gonna say anything different
i don't think he's got a chance of trapping mayweather and cutting off the ring
it'll be a shut out or stoppage for mayweather...hope i'm wrong but don't see it
anyone think mayweather's diet will catch up with him while he's active? or is that just for camera's?
...just shows the level he's at where he can eat like a slob yet put on performances that make healthy eating elite athletes look average
Vinny - great interview. That's the real Mayweather the rest is just a character he plays up to for the media.It helped that people who obviously know boxing interviewed him and not some fox sports news anchor asking him about Pacquio. Would have loved to see him sparring Pernell Whitaker!!
I dont think Mayweather diet will ever be a problem, you only need to diet when you are well above the weight you fight at.. The food you eat doesnt make you a good fighter, the training makes him good. Cotto has to diet as he walks round at about 13 stone x
Very good fight. I only thought Cotto won 2/3 rounds. So many of his punches catching the shoulder or Mayweather's arms. Best Mayweather has fought for a while so fair play to Cotto. Canelo v cotto would be a nice fight.
I am not keen on PBF as a bloke but anyone who says he isnt one of the greatest boxers ever does not know a single thing about boxing. This bloke makes world class boxers look average in every single fight. I dont ever remember another boxer ever doing that