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I agree with most of y’all that Cotto should go down to 147. Fights vs. Marquez, Bradley, Ortiz, and Khan would all sell well and are fights he can win.

Posted July 25, 2013 12:10 pm 


Cotto will proabably follow the path of the last great PR fighter and retire for a while, get fat then come back and fight Roy JOnes

Posted July 25, 2013 4:42 am 


JMM needs 4 fights to knock pacman out, but manny only need 1 round in thier first fight to KO JMM 3 times….give cridet to pac for giving marquez 3 more fights…but marquez scared to have 5 fight coz he can’t prove to us that the KO was not a lucky punch!

Posted July 25, 2013 4:36 am 

The Truth Teller

Cotto will never be an elite level fighter again if he remains at 154. I don’t see him beating Lara, Angulo, Canelo, Trout or any of the top guys at junior middle. He needs to get back down to 147 where he belongs. I’d give him a good shot at beating Bradley, Marquez and a lot of the top guys at 147. He’s been a warrior and has been involved in some epic fights…but he’s a poor sportsman sometimes too and he handles a loss like a baby. I can guarantee Roach will get the axe after the Rodriguez fight win or lose. I’ve really lost respect for Cotto and think he needs to hang ‘em up if he loses this fight….and if he’s successful, he needs to stick with one trainer for the rest of his career and rededicate himself to the sport

Posted July 24, 2013 10:12 pm 


Cotto looks like rapper Pitbull

Posted July 24, 2013 8:47 pm 


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Posted July 24, 2013 7:54 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Anon, that’s not what your ol lady says…

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Posted July 24, 2013 6:04 pm 


And that goes for you too Ernie…

Posted July 24, 2013 5:05 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

Much respect for Miguel, but I think his better days are behind him…

Posted July 24, 2013 4:57 pm 


every great fighter (or athlete) always has one great performance left in them before their decline, Cotto should really shine in his next fight regardless of the outcome,

Posted July 24, 2013 11:30 am 

Tomato Can

Roach would be good for Cotto, if he lived on the east coast, and didn’t have other fighters who are his top priority. Cotto won’t like being second, or third in line, behind Pacquiao and Chavez. But Freddy does have a wealth of fighters for Cotto to spar with, as mentioned earlier in this thread. I give him two fights tops with Roach. And that maybe it for his career. Delvin may cause Cotto problems as well. He’s naturally bigger and looks to have quite a reach advantage over Cotto.

Posted July 24, 2013 10:39 am 


Roach is perfect for Cotto at this stage. Cotto has little to learn but needs pushed to bring out the best in him, Roach should be able to do that. Also Cotto still has it, though I’d prefer to see him at 147.

Posted July 24, 2013 8:54 am 

The Mad Scientist

I think the most devastating KO Pacquiao has suffer was against our very own Juan M. remains to be seen if he can come back against the heavy handed Brandon Rios.

Posted July 24, 2013 6:00 am 


I think the most devastating KO that pacman had felt is against our very own filipino boxer rustico torrecampo, back in 1996.Watch it on youtube..It was a super KO who hit in the chin…But what happen manny bounce back after that lose and he keep on winning. Manny can overcome all the challenges in his life.

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Posted July 24, 2013 1:46 am 


Yeah. Lennox comes to mind right away. I understand your point. But the numbers favor the worst scenario by a large margin. We will all find out when November comes

Posted July 24, 2013 1:29 am 


I agree that coming back from such a vicious KO will be miraculous
but we have seen that miracle before & that’s why nobody knows how Pac will do; the odds & statistics are against him but only We have a magic crystal ball, we have to wait & see…

Posted July 24, 2013 1:28 am 

GG Bye Bye

Cotto is done

Posted July 24, 2013 1:06 am 


PEEJ, I don’t remember a similar case, other than Duran, at this moment but my point stand: nobody knows if Pac will be Roy or Duran…I can mention some bad KO’s of fighters that came back fine from them like Donald Curry, Lennox, Hearns…

Posted July 24, 2013 12:50 am 


Largo how fighters can you think of that have come back from a KO like that? Duran is the only fighter I can think of. I really can’t think of another example. Now I know of fighters getting KOd but they weren’t put to sleep.

Posted July 24, 2013 12:31 am 


Most fighters don’t recover after a nasty KO such as the one Pac suffered, but a few perform OK & never get KO again; Duran is one example of the latter. Will Pac be a Roy or a Duran? Well, I don’t know the answer to that question & neither do anybody here. Only time will provide an accurate answer to that question.

Posted July 24, 2013 12:24 am 


1 more loss Cotto and the wife starts packing her bags. No $$$ no wife

Posted July 24, 2013 12:19 am 


My thing is once you have been KOd like that where you are actually put to sleep, your chin will always be vulnerable. Same thing happened to Roy Jones. Granted he never got hit flush often but after what Tarver did, he was never the same. He even got him by Ruiz one time and his leg stiffened just a bit but he never really showed any effects from it. I will say if Pac comes in like he did for a couple of the rounds from the last Marquez fight then he will win. If he comes in like he did for Mosley and Bradley he will be KO and that is the Pac I am expecting to show up. They do need better testing. You are correct about that. I remember when baseball scores where 4 to 2 and if it was a high scoring game it was 7 to something. Now the average score to me seems like its between 5 to 15 points per team.

Posted July 23, 2013 11:25 pm 


PEEJ, I think Manny will be in for a tough match vs Rios. Rios comes to fight and is a strong body puncher. He does get hit, but he can take a punch. Manny will out speed him and knock him out between round 1-round 8. Expect a devastating knockout. Manny Pacquiao will do something special in one of his 3-4 remaining fights IMO. Boxing and sports is general are doing a big disservice to fans by not putting together a testing method that will let us know who the clean athletes are and who the cheaters are. The powers that be love the KO, Home Run, running speed of light and other amazing feats. They’re not going to do a thing so the questions will remain.

Posted July 23, 2013 10:57 pm 


let’s see how much cotto still has in the tank… he’s big for a 147, but small for a 154… i hope roach can resurect cotto’s career, not to mention, he is an offensive trainer, more like the cotto of old, i really do hope so…

anyone seeing a spar between cotto and pac? haha that one would be good,

Posted July 23, 2013 10:45 pm 

John Digby


Posted July 23, 2013 10:11 pm 


Everyone catches one now and again… Pac got careless going for the KO. He told everyone before the fight he would go for it, so it was no secret to Marquez… He hid in the weeds and waited.

Posted July 23, 2013 9:59 pm 


Hecdog unfortunately Pac will always be questions too. Not because he turned down the random drug test but how he turned them down. If he would of just said no at the time there probably wouldn’t of been a question. But the fact that he made up so many excuses on why he didn’t want to take it. And now him taking it against Rios. Just raises a lot of questions. Sorry but Pac should of lost in the 3rd Marquez fight and the 4th fight there is no questions. He was KO’d. That is what happens when you don’t have defense. Sooner or later the punches to the chin will eventually put you down. And Pac has not looked good in his past 3 fights. It is time to hang them up. I predict Rios will KO Pac.

Posted July 23, 2013 8:42 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie

And you know this how?

Posted July 23, 2013 8:32 pm 


Cotto has been fighting the toughest fighters available… He just wants a win to get back in the mix at 154.

Posted July 23, 2013 7:34 pm 


He looks drained in the photo……poor Cotto….I hope he does well but if not I hope he will retire. TRUE WARRIOR….ALL HEART

Posted July 23, 2013 7:30 pm 


Roach would of been a great trainer for Cotto when he first started out since he was move of a seek and destroy type of fighter. At 154 he does not have that type of power to be that type of fighter anymore. He needs someone that can get him into great shape and have him be more of a boxer like he did against Margacheato in the rematch. Either Floyd Sr or Virgil Hunter would be good. Roach is only an offensive trainer it seems like. Not a great move in my opinion.

Posted July 23, 2013 6:57 pm 


Cotto’s a primadonna…never humble in defeat. Did you see how spoiled he acted after the Mayweather and Trout losses? Used to be a fan. Now, eff him.

Posted July 23, 2013 6:40 pm 


I don’t doubt that he cannot win this fight. However, I would ask him, do you really need the money? the one fight that I would find interesting would be a rematch with Pacquiao, though I don’t see it happening. In the first fight, Cotto started well, but went behind because of the knockdowns he suffered, in rounds he might have otherwise won. At the same time, it would just a fight be a fight between two men who are not what they once were. Boxing as we know is littered with so many former fighters who fought on due to finances or their egos when they had seen better years. Mr. Cotto seems to want to join that list.

Posted July 23, 2013 5:51 pm 

Tomato Can

Too bad, Cotto is back with Arum. Which means he won’t get a shot at Smith, unless he becomes the mandatory challenger. But Smith will have hard time beating Molina, anyway.

Posted July 23, 2013 3:33 pm 


Well he just gave Floyd by far his toughest fight above lw and by far caused more damage to the defensive master anyone has ever caused. Then fought great against a far bigger fighter in Trout showing superior ring craft in landing his headsnapping well timed shots. Physically there’s no question he still has it the problem is his face holding up from even the lightest of punchers like Trout. He needs to go back to ww but he doesn’t want to do work it takes so outside of a couple of shots at jmw i don’t think we’ll be seeing much more of clearly one of this generations finest boxers. Hope Margo catches a freakin eye tumor.

Posted July 23, 2013 3:27 pm 


PEEJ my friend, you’re talking about the legendary Manny Pacquiao. And two losses really weren’t legitimate losses. We all know Bradley didn’t win that fight, and Mr. Ped Man Marquez with his Master Ped Mixer, Angel Hereida will always be questionable and by the look of Marquez, he was definitely on something. Cotto on the other hand doesn’t have anything left to prove. I would hate to see him go the way of Ali, Roy Jones, JC Chavez, Meldrick Taylor and all the other great fighters that couldn’t let go.

Posted July 23, 2013 3:26 pm 


Funny how Hecdog says that about Cotto but doesn’t say that about Pac after coming off 2 losses in a row

Posted July 23, 2013 2:52 pm 


Also, there was no need to switch to Freddie Roach.

Posted July 23, 2013 2:26 pm 


Hecdog made a good post, but it’s obvious that Cotto still wants to fight, so he can’t leave the game wondering “what if”? He still has enough in him to be a champion again, especially at 147 if he can still make the weight; however, as long as he’s been campaigning at 154 (struggling as well), he must not be able to make 147 anymore. If he wants a title at 154, he needs to get a fight with Ishe Smith. I’m sure that fight could be made. Ishe is under Mayweather Promotions whom Cotto has a good relationship with. It offers the biggest payday Ishe has ever, and even will ever make. It’s also a possibly winnable fight for Ishe, although I feel Cotto will win, but Ishe has a better chance against Cotto than he does against Canelo. Since Cotto wants to continue fighting I hope he will deal with Rodriguez first, then make it happen with Smith.

Posted July 23, 2013 2:21 pm 

Tomato Can

Cotto seems to be looking for the winning formula by switching trainers. That tells me, he’s not going to find what he needs. He’s not going to like playing second fiddle to Pacquiao and Chavez, nor will he like traveling to the west coast for training. I wish him luck though.

Posted July 23, 2013 2:05 pm 


I think Cotto wants to capture a title and then ride of into the sunset. I think he has something left, if he has the fire in his belly then keep fighting, if he for some reason gets a loss in this fight then I agree, consider hangin then up. Good luck MC.

Posted July 23, 2013 1:44 pm 


I hope Miguel takes Freddie’s advice if he tells him its time to stop. Miguel has been in too many wars.

Posted July 23, 2013 1:38 pm 


I wish Cotto the best of luck in this fight, I really hope that he wins, and wins big, he deserves it. If he wins, it is my opinion that it won’t be because Freddie Roach has started working with him, but because, Miguel Cotto has been such a dedicated , hard working and true professional, he has never asked for gifts, and never recieved any.
Good luck Miguel.

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Posted July 23, 2013 1:15 pm 


He’s done. He doesn’t want to fight. If he fights again, it will be because he doesn’t want to leave any money on the table.

Posted July 23, 2013 1:12 pm 


Cotto is never going to recapture his youthful boxing skills. He’s been a great example of a true boxing champion inside and outside the squared circle. He’s won titles at different weight classes, and he’s been a truly respected fan favorite. There’s nothing left to prove. He will go as all great champions go. They try and stick around a little longer. The can’t let go of what has brought them so much fame, fortune and happiness. Miguel Cotto is a boxing legend. Why hang around to fight guys that he could have easily beaten in his prime, but that have a real chance of beating him today. I’m sure Cotto will get the nod in any close fights because of his name, but IMO, he should walk away now. Miguel has taken a lot of punches, as well as his wife and children. Watching them at ringside crying in pain as their hero gets hit should be enough for Miguel Cotto to retire. It’s time for him to dedicate his time and enjoy the fruits of labor with those that love him. It’s time to hang em up.

Posted July 23, 2013 1:04 pm 

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