not why ray robinson avoided charley burley etcPosted June 11, 2014 8:43 pm
article is about thr potential match lee/cotto.Posted June 11, 2014 8:42 pm
badger not everybody talking about Lee and cotton other people are talking about other boxers also so what’s up with that.Posted June 11, 2014 4:26 pm
As far a the Jackson KO, this was just typical Lee. Losing a fight as he can’t get the other guy’s rhythm, then he finally lays the hammer down and it all changes. Kind of like the McEwan fight.Posted June 11, 2014 2:57 pm
I guess Andy Lee is the next Ring champ? Really? I mean let’s face facts. This was a broken down Martinez who just lost. If he has sense, Sergio would fight once more in Argentina and call it a career. Cotto would not, and WILL NOT, beat any legit competition at 160. Cotto should fight GGG and take his beatdown like a man now that he’s made history, or retire. Fact is, Puerto Rican versus Irish would sell very well at MSG. Andy Lee KOs Cotto late.Posted June 11, 2014 2:56 pm
Carl the Cracker
Looks like that cracker did some corn crackin in those corn rows of Johnny. Down goes Jackson, Down goes Jackson…Down goes Jackson…………………………down and outPosted June 11, 2014 12:52 pm
kelly brook should be ready in another six years.Posted June 11, 2014 10:23 am
This “author” must be from the UKPosted June 11, 2014 7:58 am
Triple GGG would be a good fight but you could throw Andy Lee into the mix before triple GGG.Posted June 10, 2014 9:21 pm
Tark, basically you want to see Floyd fight as fr out his prime as possible, I don’t respect your word because you got the Canelo fight you wanted and made EVERY excuse in the book for the kid post Mayweather, Floyd’s 38 next year and a first loss will come if he keeps fighting that said if he has not proved his point at 38 then it’s NOT getting proven and for his detractors which you have slowly become he could fight these 3 in the same night and you would start spewing excuses before the sweat dried…Posted June 10, 2014 8:55 pm
“I just wish Floyd were going to fight past next year, so we could see him against some of the new crop of ww’s.. As it is, I believe he needs to fight one of these cats” and what about the younger Pacquiao*!? he actually has something to prove? or disprove? depending how you perceive his standing in the sport.Posted June 10, 2014 8:41 pm
Sremond.., I’m not inducting Porter, Thurman, and Brook into the HOF.. They’re better than some of the people who got in there… They could go on to be ATG fighters and it’s the most talent laden division right now.
I don’t know what the future holds, but those guys are good.. There will be some amazing fights at welterweight in the coming years.
I just wish Floyd were going to fight past next year, so we could see him against some of the new crop of ww’s.. As it is, I believe he needs to fight one of these cats.Posted June 10, 2014 7:22 pm
*Manny StewardPosted June 10, 2014 7:08 pm
That was one of the best KO’s in a while, made me jump out ma seat, well done Andy Lee, Manny would have been proud of that’n son!Posted June 10, 2014 7:06 pm
Hidalgo, when Tark has a case to make ANYONE is HOF worthy he literally called ie Porter, Brook and Thurman stay tuned you never know he will induct next!Posted June 10, 2014 5:56 pm
not your fantasy boy Floyd,justice.Posted June 10, 2014 4:53 pm
this is about lee/cotto.Posted June 10, 2014 4:52 pm
money doesn’t fight all he does is avoid punches dance around and he still gets the decision. that’s not what I call boxing. his defensive fighting should be boycotted.Posted June 10, 2014 4:51 pm
Lee is 154. great ko I saw on you tube.Posted June 10, 2014 4:34 pm
Lee or hyped quillen can bring in the same $$Posted June 10, 2014 4:33 pm
GGG is the logical next opponent for cotto, but we are talking boxing.Posted June 10, 2014 4:32 pm
Hidalgo.., “OMG Tark! You actually give Paulie credit for being skilled?”
How about semi-skilled?Posted June 10, 2014 4:20 pm
At least we know now Martinez wouldn’t make it out of 3 against 3G.Posted June 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Lee next? I hope not. If Cotto’s going to defend his 160 lb title he should unify against GGG. If so that’s a major upside to Martinez losing, since we know he wasn’t ever going to face GGG.Posted June 10, 2014 3:06 pm
is porter the new hot shot this month,my mistake i thought it was GGG.Posted June 10, 2014 2:14 pm
“Barker also got a gift decision because geale beat him”
Barker outworked geale. Barker threw better combinations, barker landed clearer shots, barker landed the harder shots. It was very close, but barker won and obviously I’m not the only one that knows that.
Record books are correct, no doubt about it. Clear win for barker.Posted June 10, 2014 11:11 am
Pacquaio’s performance against the power deficient Bradley was less convincing the second time, also we already knew Manny beat Bradley so NOTHING was proved!!! Kelly Brook beating Senchenko is NOT some sort of epic win. LMAO, Trout was already defeated by Canelo and was coming straight off a loss when Lara beat him, look how much trouble Lara had with Angulo vs how Canelo handled him of you wanna make comparisons did not see Alvarez on the floor!!! Also you did not answer the question if Canelo gets to Lara which I think he will are you gonna give FMJ extra cred???Posted June 10, 2014 7:28 am
Tark, your attempts to mitigate your wrong pick further reinforce the reality that you are a flip flopper who cannot accept being incorrect.. Your fellow serial nonsense slinger “BEARS” is no better in this regard, remaking history the day after the fight.. You wanna position Floyd as
Lara about to be convincingly Pummeled and Punished by Canelo. Porter who? Thurman what? Brook where? Trout? Paulie? Cotto? Judah? Broner? Soto-Karass? Diaz? Senchenko?!? Floyd’s leftovers or undercard fighters. that’s why the undefeated Floyd doesn’t have to worry about them. conversely, Wtf is Pacquiao* waiting for? instead of pretending that he can’t find worthy opponents he should earn a shot at Mayweather by challenging Lara, Porter, Thurman, or Brook. after all, he’s younger and has more than a few convincing losses to make up for.Posted June 10, 2014 4:19 am
Andy Lee/Sam Soliman at the Gaelic Grounds!
Andy Lee need a world title for Ireland not a big pay day!Posted June 10, 2014 2:25 am
HAH!!!! All of these young guns have ALREADY been kicking major ass.
Lara — staggering knockdown, mastering, and total domination of Austin Trout — a man who whipped Cotto as thoroughly … or even more thoroughly than Floyd did.
Porter — a blistering bulldozing and early stoppage of the rugged and skilled Paulie, who was coming off a victory over Zab Judah and SD go with Adrien Broner.
Thurman — battering and halting of Soto Karass and Diaz. Like KTFO of amateurs.
Brook: Swift destruction of former World Champion Senchenko who knocked Hatton out.. Senchenko was 34-1, but looked like an abysmal amateur against the cagy and powerful Brook.
That’s why Floyd won’t go near them.Posted June 10, 2014 12:44 am
Basically ism saying we can’t let Floyd avoid chalanging fights in his last 3 fights. Ivan see them saying the reason why Floyd didn’t fight thes young fighters who are going to talk about when he retired. That the may weather will defend Floyd saying thes young fighter were too inexperienced to fight Floyd back then. You know the con job.
But we are here now and Floyd can fight these young fighters and are making excuses, they are not inexperienced .Posted June 9, 2014 10:21 pm
Mike Tyson.., That’s a joke.. When Floyd retires next he’s going to be done with active boxing for money, forever — whether it’s 49 or 50 fights, it doesn’t matter. He’s not going to fight beyond 2016 — you can bank on it.
Right now, after struggling with the slow swinger Maidana, Floyd is having 2nd thoughts about even completing his contract.. I think he will.. but he’s going to pick and choose.. Even the defensively challenged Khan may make Floyd look bad for several rounds — but I do think Floyd will KO Amir in 7 or 8 rounds — Amir is just too easy to hit.
That fight may have to wait for Floyd to beat Cotto again. That will be a much tougher fight than their 1st contest — which, if you remember, was no beach party for Floyd … It was a tough 12-rounder with a lot of punches thrown and landed by both fighters.
Now if Floyd fights somebody much better??? That’s going to be tough… But I believe he’s going to avoid a tough matchup.Posted June 9, 2014 10:13 pm
tarK . got to tell it like it is. I can see Floyd retire again and he be back in a few years.
Sredmond.., You’re the suck faced ignoramus with the limp wrists. They go with your pot belly, pansy pink and lavender shirts, and the rings in your nose. My arms are probably bigger than your skinny neck.
I put a condition on my Martinez pick—if his knees and body held up. They didn’t. The man is shot. He reached the end of the road at 39. I wanted SM to win because I wanted GGG to get his deserved shot … and Cotto winning just delays it again, because he’s going to duck GGG as well.
Who’s to say Canelo is going to beat Lara??? Lara shutout Trout – something Canelo couldn’t do.. Lara outlanded Trout by a significant margin and Canelo landed fewer punches than Trout.. Lara did the better job on Trout.
If Lara beats Canelo are you going to demand that Floyd fight him? ..Didn’t think so.. Floyd wants to fight Khan, Maidana, or anyone else who’s a poor defender.. There’re some outstanding young boxers out there who Floyd seems to fear — such as Lara and Porter.
Even Pacquiao put on a strong recent performance by beating undefeated 10-year World Champion, Tim Bradley. Floyd doesn’t want to fight Pac either, and stated that openly. I’m not sure if Floyd will even want to fight Cotto again, even to add a middleweight title to his resume — he’s so risk adverse these days … Floyd’s looking to set new records for avoiding tough fights.Posted June 9, 2014 9:35 pm
Theres probs 5 guys ahead of Lee. GGG, Cotto, Geale, even kid chocolate or Solimon would beat LeePosted June 9, 2014 8:13 pm
who has quiilen deat?Posted June 9, 2014 8:06 pm
cotto vs quilen would mean $ in NYC. quillen is a paper champ that andy lee would beat.Posted June 9, 2014 6:41 pm
Darren barker fought the fight of his life when he fought geale and won.
After seeing barker against Sergio Martinez I knew barker could be champ if he only let his hands go and carried a high work rate all 12.
I also figured he would loose his title quickly just as most.Posted June 9, 2014 6:15 pm
I have a very difficult time seeing lee beating cotto, if lee can somehow pull off a once in a lifetime darren barker, then maybe.
3G will finally get tested against crazy monkey man geale, geale has the energizer bunny coke sniffing stamina, if 3G stops geale early in dominant fashion we may be seeing the next superstar in the making.
Geale is very good overall, I don’t like him at all but he’s pretty good, very solid fighter.Posted June 9, 2014 6:08 pm
Quillin.. Needs to step up and make some noise …Posted June 9, 2014 5:52 pm
The match up with Junior makes the most sense for Cotto $$ wise……..and he also stands to take the least punishment doing so …..Posted June 9, 2014 5:47 pm
Also Geale is a solid fighter who might be getting overlooked by Golovkin we will see when they clash. I remember people thinking that everyone of Tysons fights was gonna end in a KO and when they didn’t…..Most dogs have their day..Posted June 9, 2014 5:05 pm
Turbo, MW is a strange land, for me there needs to be some matchups to settle the situation.. Cotto really did beat “The Man” Qullian and GGG are on that similar level for me the records don’t have much meat on them, Murray is the Dark Horse for me, he is a dangerous guy and has fought some real players at the weight and been very close in both contests.. The push behind GGG is so over the top because of his KO percentage that its obscuring the fact he has been banging out some low level players.. I don’t see Cotto campaigning at MW so despite winning I am not sure if he is gonna risk trying to make his mark against bigger guys..Posted June 9, 2014 5:00 pm
BOREWEATHER FUKKKKK OFFFFF!!!!!!Posted June 9, 2014 4:55 pm
Just a clean question SREDMOND…
How do you rate the top 5 in the MW division now?
Not interested capitalisation emphasis on who has earned what or who booked this or that. WHo should get big paydays and so on.
Just looking at what we know of them, if you had to bet your life, and working on the (I think fair) assumption that Martinez isn`t going to suddenly physically improve again?
Me I probably go:
Floyd fought everyone who was available who was the most logical opponent at the time!!! He fought more great opponents than anyone else!!!Posted June 9, 2014 4:15 pm
Mike Tyson, Khan said the SAME thing after 135 “hey I was too light at 135 I will be stronger” THEN Garcia knocks him out at 140, NOW he will say “Hey I am stronger at 147″ until someone knocks him out at this weight… HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!Posted June 9, 2014 4:13 pm
Yea as I said after the fight we know. Later bra.Posted June 9, 2014 3:54 pm
He know down that 145 lb fighter that was supose to ko him. 3 times didn’t you see that.
Yeah Mike Tyson I am NOT persuaded by your stance on Khan and you forget that Maidana also had Khan wobbling all over the ring.. At the end of the day one man KNOWS how to win and is effective at 147 and 154, Khan has one bout at 147 and has a reputation for having a bad chin and diminished expectations of his upside as a boxer… But good luck with your dreams..Posted June 9, 2014 3:51 pm
Watch khan last fight he learn to hold inside where he weak, they why khan a better fighter now beside added more power to his firepower, khan drop maidana with a rib shot remember that?
Mike Tyson, when is the last time that Khan “KOed” a fighter? he is NOT a big puncher just more of a flashy guy who can do some damage but does NOT have dynamite in his fists.. AGAIN the boxing world is NOT big on this fight its your pet project..Posted June 9, 2014 3:47 pm
Floyd can bead khan and the Bly way is in the slugger trenches same as maidana. But khan has ko power outside, the speed khan vs canelo make Floyd think twice he don’t want close fight wins.khan is just that he have to get dirtying slug it out to win.Posted June 9, 2014 3:41 pm
Saying Shawn Porter, Lara, Thurman and Brook are MORE dangerous than Cotto is a DUMB statement… Those guys have proven LESS between them that Cotto has in his career sporting titles in 4 weight classes up to MW meanwhile these NEWBIES are still building names but then again bashing Paulie Malignaggi and a points win over Canelo leftover Trout has you totally blinded… Thurman beating who Diaz last fight? SotoKarass makes them the most dangerous out there? Ridiculous Cotto forgot more about boxing than these boys know…Posted June 9, 2014 3:38 pm
Not so raymond. He couldn’t take a punche because he was under weight 140 lb as a growing man. That stupid he not 5′ 4.
Tark, WHERE is Mayweather “facing Khan” Khan is not even on the table for September due to his religion so whats the discussion? He ALREADY beat Cotto so why not do it again I am OK with that, as for Lara do you have a crystal ball telling you he is gonna beat Canelo who Floyd handled EASILY and if Canelo defeats Lara will you extend Floyd even MORE credit since you decided that Lara is the end all and be all at 154? or will you make excuses about Canelo being out of prime and NOT having you and your LIMP wrist as a trainer? Cotto has the SAME shot at beating Floyd he had before and he would LOSE like he did BEFORE… Tark if you were SOOOOOO confident that Cotto’s new corner had remade him as a fighter then WHHHYYYYYYYY were you LIKE me picking Sergio Martinez to defeat him?? You are SUCH a bandwagon player it’s NOT even funny…Posted June 9, 2014 3:35 pm
Mike Tyson, if Khan’s speed is so unreal then why is he so often hurt or struggling in many of his fights? ie Lamont Peterson who he lost to despite a PED bust on Peterson? Why did Garcia and Prescott stop him? AGAIN I have no issue being wrong about a fight and Cotto pulling off the upset is a COOL thing to me…Posted June 9, 2014 3:31 pm
Floyd wants Khan for one reason. He’s the weakest potential opponent out there and Floyd can easily get a rare KO on his record … and look dynamite doing it.
But if Floyd wants to take a calulated risk, He can take a 6th Divisional World Champonship from a man he’s already beaten—Miguel Cotto.
Now That Cotto has a middleweight championship — do you naively believe he’s going back down to 154 to get beaten up by Lara, Trout, and company??? HELL NO!!!!
Cotto will offer Floyd a shot at winning a 6th Divisional World Championship at a catch-weight 155… That’s the smartest business move Cotto can make and it’s obvious.
Cotto knows he has a serious chance to beat Floyd with his new corner guys and his new head coach helping him.. Pedro Diaz actually told Cotto he was beating Floyd all the way.. In hard fought fights, the boxer don’t always know if he’s winning or losing.. He depends on his corner guys.
Diaz has to be the world’s rankest idiot with over 30 years experience in this business, to tell Miguel he was winning.
Cotto will be about a 2-1 underdog if the rematch with Floyd happens—and the first fight was an exciting matchup as Floyd fights go. Floyd took some punishment. If those are the odds I would bet on Floyd, because correct odds would be around 3-1. That is still a significant risk – and Floyd may not want to take it.
Seriously tougher opponents for Floyd include: Erislandy Lara… Shawn Porter… Keith Thurman… Kell Brook… and Manny Pacquiao… all 5 can box better than Cotto.
So I expect Floyd to get nip his way past Cotto and Khan — and then he’ll only have one (1) more fight where he has to avoid at least five (5) significantly risky opponents.Posted June 9, 2014 3:30 pm
Mike Tyson, Luis Collazo and Floyd Mayweather are about 100 miles apart as far as talent and ability, Collazo is a solid fighter who usually loses when he steps up ie Hatton, Berto and Khan.. I give Khan VERY little chance against Mayweather because he is easy to hit when he over commits and he has a SHAKY chin that gets him stopped or put on the floor.. Khans skills do NOT equal Mayweathers or he would NOT have gotten knocked out by Bredis Prescott or Danny Garcia… Floyd is beating BIGGER boxers than Khan that are more decorated while the lightly regarded Diaz had Khan on the floor not so long ago..Posted June 9, 2014 3:28 pm
Floyd can beat khan only inside trading,mix I with his boxing only outside he might get koed.
Ray did you see khan last fight ? he knock down a fighter 3 times beat him up win.who was supose to knock him out in a weight he just move into for the first time.
Let’s see Raymond your were wrong in Martinez, so you can be wrong again. I said cotto will win early and run out of gas at the end, but he get a knock down as Martinez trades. More than Half right..but counted as wrong.Posted June 9, 2014 3:07 pm
Yea, part of the reason was he. Stayed at 140 lb when his body gew into a man. 147lb he not burning muscle and shutting down anymore, I predicted this power gain with and a ko with the move up to higher weight.
Mike Tyson, you are REALLY in the minority thinking that Khan is gonna outbox Mayweather… Floyd would invite Khans overaggression with that light punch and then slam some right hands into his head.. Khan is a FUN fighter and the bout would sell but like everyone else he would be a big underdog…Posted June 9, 2014 2:59 pm
Floyd promise khan is a fight if he gave up fighting maidana again but only if he be on Floyd card last fight. , If he look good this fight, but he will lose said Floyd. LOL. And Floyd vacated GBP ……. Or boxing? Don’t get sued by show time . LOL.Posted June 9, 2014 2:57 pm
andy who.Posted June 9, 2014 2:54 pm
Mike Tyson, the public and hardcore fans were NOT keen on Amir Khan as a Mayweather opponent, using the idea that he defeated Maidana as did Floyd does not really give him cache as an opponent.. It would possibly be a financially successful fight because the UK fans know Khans name and he has been on FMJ undercards absent Collazo he has been looking shaky for a LONG time if the fight happens then so be it but Khan is NOT at the top of too many peoples lists as an FMJ opponent.Posted June 9, 2014 2:54 pm
youre not reading right! lol too funnyPosted June 9, 2014 2:53 pm
Khan record 34wins 3 loses 14 ko rated number 2. Below Floyd WBC , number 3 WBA number 7 in another. He payed his dues. But really he not leaving GBP so Floyd safe. He has no not to fight LOL….his record safe.Posted June 9, 2014 2:50 pm
SREDMOND. Your no reading right. I said of all the fighters khan is the onl one that can out box Floyd from the outside. Not anybody else, everybody would lose out there. He has he speed and power out there and he very accrate. Long arms and a Counter punches.
Mike Tyson, it was hard to understand your last post but if you give the edge to a careless oft knocked down and out fighter like Khan then all the power to you… Khan has talent but he is NOT and likely NEVER will be an elite boxer whereas Mayweather has been ELITE since he was 21 years old and only Old Age is gonna take away his ability to execute on all the knowledge he has in the ring…Posted June 9, 2014 2:28 pm
”’Raymond”’ lolPosted June 9, 2014 2:23 pm
DADDY O Great cracking comment on CORRECTAMUNDO /alias/ Boxtradamus, chap. Spot fking on! I don’t comment much but I have to agree, their act is old, cheap vaudeville.Posted June 9, 2014 2:21 pm
You wish raymond, but we see. My prediions are always pretty spot on. i see the style of fight not the person that the . Pluss logic and pass experince and knowledge for former fighters rules. When they fight we know , we just leave it at that.Posted June 9, 2014 2:20 pm
See that the beauty of being a slugger/ boxer you have both world to pick. Box if he can out slug you. And slug if he out boxer you. You dont need to be 100% of everything.
What defied a slugger/ boxer from a boxer is a slugger who involve into a slugger/ boxer with experince. Can get a ko inside trading. But a boxer can’t, it’s about flat foot vs half foot for movement or powerand wide shoulder need room to crank up. Your in at the lowest torque ratio, get the arms to hit you, move inside of it. Scrub it off.
Khan is NOT gonna “outbox” Floyd from the outside unless Mayweather gets seriously old overnight… Khan has 2 problems his CHIN and his overextended combinations that allow him to be routinely caught by guys that are SLOWER than him… Peterson, Maidana, Garcia, Diaz and even Collazo were able to catch Khan exchanging because he loves those flashy combo’s that don’t have a ton on snap on them… Mayweather’s timing is awesome, he knows when to throw and what shot to throw (Marquez does this well also but lacks the athletic gifts)…Mayweather is a stronger man than Khan with a better chin, he has been in the ring with guys that would take off Khans bean head with one punch (Cotto, Canelo)Posted June 9, 2014 2:09 pm
Khan is a boxer if floyd fight him, the way beat him would be inside, pressure , and pressure ,same as canelo. but khan has now learn to hold inside, where he weak, if Floyd mix in trading inside as he did with maidana in the trenches and outside where khan would be almost even boxing. and has the ko risk. here Floyd would win. Khan speed would trouble Floyd outside, he the only fighter or boxer that can out box Floyd from the outside, speed and counter power. but he weak is inside as all boxer are.Posted June 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Not saying GGG. isnt t a great fighter beause he share trainer of the late terry Norris as do porter.
Da Truth, AGAIN I am not really big on cutting guys all these breaks especially when they are prime age boxers so some of this is falling on deaf ears with me..Pretending Floyd was “avoiding” Martinez is CORNY the truth is that Martinez fought 2 divisions above FMJ who is a small WW that never tips the scale above 150 pounds.. I don’t believe in a SINGLE thing you say regarding Cottos training for Mayweather or Pac Man, he was not up to the job that night and got beatdown.. As far as him facing Mayweather at this point I have no problem with that and I think there is a strong chance it might happen I don’t think the results are gonna differ much but if you are excited about the Freddy Roach hype train then by all means… As for Khan that’s just whining, Mayweather passed on Khan for a streaking fighter who had pulled off a BIG upset and had a tough fight due to his decision, Khan is not a realistic choice because he will be fasting or whatever during that month..AGAIN this is my issue with you guys, Floyd beats Cotto but you don’t wanna extend credit instead you wanna use trainers as an excuse for a veteran boxer…Posted June 9, 2014 1:45 pm
SREDMOND, agree there GGG has no real long list of accomplishments, they last few fights he was supose to win. And after they get ko it’s about how he the king. Even jmm was supose to win in his last fight. Europe has tos of tomato cans fighters to add to your 20 something kos. The same as mexico.
Notice just as Martinez size avantage is being played in match ups,saying he small. fight above 160 too. If he beat a few omparable fighter that we have a gage of his skills.
SREDMOND – So who do you feel Mayweather should fight next? Feather Fisted 140lb Amir Khan or This Cotto who beat the man who Floyd avoided for over 2 years??? You really believe Boxing fans want to see Floyd fight Amir Khan? or this healthly strong properly trained Cotto?Posted June 9, 2014 1:11 pm
SREDMOND – Come on, stop the BS.. Cotto freshly off of loss to Mexicos Finest MargCheato and his Magical Cement Wraps was forced to go down to 144lbs.. he had no real Trainer vs Paquiao.. he then gets a trainer who has never really trained fighters for PRO fights only Cuban Amateur fights.. tries to turn Cotto into a Pity Pat finess Boxer vs Floyd.. loses every single round where he used that Strategy and wins the few where he fought like the Cotto we now see that Freddy Roach has brought back… vs Trout he once again didn’t have the right training style and most people believe that was a 50/50 fight.. simple fact is not one of those guys fought a properly trained, healthy full weight Cotto..and all of those guys avoided Sergio Martinez.. especially Floyd..Posted June 9, 2014 1:07 pm
Cotto was NEVER “hobbled against Mayweather or Trout” and we know he is never fighting Manny again because Pac is not going above 150 and they are both in Roaches stable..ONE fight and suddenly Cotto can beat anybody? what happened to consistency? and this is coming from a Cotto fan the man is 2-2 in his last 4 contests and before Sergio, he had to dip down to a Delvin Rodriguez type to get a win…His prior conquerers have to get cred for their besting him…Posted June 9, 2014 12:43 pm
Cottos no Middleweight, He could barely get up to 155lbs.. he’s going to go back to Super Welterweight and take care of business now that he is healthy and being properly trained.. We’ll see if Mayweather, Paquiao or Canelo will be eager to make a fight with a Healthy, Strong, properly trained Cotto who isn’t hobbled or weight drained..Posted June 9, 2014 12:32 pm
Cotto made a guest appearance at 160, its pretty much a guarantee that he cannot hold on to the MW belt for very long he is ill suited to the weight class physically and the damage would mount quick…Sergio and Cotto did what was best for their careers despite the likely end of Martinez as relevant near the top of the sport, he had a shot at a HOF fighter who brought PPV and a big stage with him at 39 years old.. Cotto, took a shot at winning a title in a 4th weight class and simply outperformed even the most lofty expectations that does NOT obligate him to stay in a division where he cannot even reach the limit by 5 pounds..If Golvokin is all guys think he is then he will eventually fight his way to the top, Mayweather, Cotto and Manny did NOT takeover boxing in their first weight class nor did they do it by screaming about how avoided they were, despite the boneheads on this site chances were taken and results were delivered which made the public stand up and note them.. Manny smashing Ledwoba, then Barrera, Mayweather destroying the bigger Corrales, Cotto facing a murders row of WW’s Clottey, Judah, Margo, Mosley, Mayweather, Pac Man… Golovkin acting like a brat because he stopped Ishida, Ouma, Rosado and Macklin does not rate… Its NOT his time yet despite HBO and his small fanbase clamoring…Posted June 9, 2014 11:50 am
Agreed Kato, Sergio showed a TON on class and really should be an example to all boxers after a loss no matter how devastating or easily explained away.Posted June 9, 2014 11:42 am
Lee was destroyed by non-boxer Chavez and beaten by lowly Brian Vera. Now he beats somebody with no accomplishments and steps in front of Gennady Golovkin? GGG destroyes challengers other middleweight champs struggle with, and has been seriously avoided for years.
If fans accept Cotto-Lee, they deserve what promoters shove down their throatsPosted June 9, 2014 11:19 am
Cotto vs lee could be interestingPosted June 9, 2014 11:16 am
GGG is next or get outPosted June 9, 2014 11:08 am
I like 101s idea. Cotto vs Marquez @ 156. Two future hof, that don’t have many fights left. Meaningful, well paid fights.Posted June 9, 2014 10:48 am
Andy Lee’s on the Delvin Rodriguez’s level. Decent fighter/boxer but not ready for primetime and don’t know if he ever will. B level gate keeper at best.. Which isn’t a bad place to be but for Cotto to take Lee on would be a huge step backwards. At this point in Cotto’s career, he should be getting the biggest paydays for his fights against upper echelon fighters.
Cotto did well against Martinez.Posted June 9, 2014 10:45 am
@SREDMOND – WOW.. nicely put. Even we don’t see eye to eye on e’rything… Gotta give ya props on that one…Posted June 9, 2014 10:41 am
@CORRECTAMUNDO/BOXTRA Wow! “”great”” prediction, dude!… But if Cotto loses due to a freak accident you’ll FLIP like you always do or say you were framed, and then say “”I predicted Lee would win by freak accident.. yada, yada, yada blah, blah…”” You’re a FRAUD! Now go get BOXTRA and play with YOURSELF!! LMFAO! No matter how many times you change your moniker, sht is still sht, you can dress sht up, perfume sht, paint sht, change your name but you’re still SHT!Posted June 9, 2014 10:38 am
I dont want to see Cotto protecting the mw belt fighting guys like Lee or Quillen. The belt is a bargaining chip going foward negotiating fights with Floyd, Canelo or even Pac.Posted June 9, 2014 10:37 am
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Fake a$$ posers below. GO jump off a bridge you lowlife nolife losers! You aint worth my capitalizationPosted June 9, 2014 10:31 am
I have to echo EZ sentiments regarding Martinez handling his loss with Class and without a bunch of excuses I give Pacquiao the same credit even though fans frankly DISGUST me whenever their guy loses.. Martinez had more reasons than most to suggest that he was not 100% but the fact is that he took on a smaller boxer in a weight class where he (Sergio) was a proven commodity and got utterly BLOWN out to the shock of the boxing public.. Nowadays we have TOO much info about “making weight” “MRI’s” and such drivel and its overused to mitigate every loss or taint every victory frankly its making boxing more of a debate amongst school girls than a pure result authored by men of will…Posted June 9, 2014 10:14 am
This isn’t the first time Andy Lee turned a potential loss into a late round victory. Lee’s an experienced boxer-puncher who’s been around a while under the tutoring of the great Manny Steward. Nevertheless, Lee’s not at Cotto’s level, and he’d probably get KO’d. Lee should keep fighting in Europe as a light middleweight where he can still pick up some decent pay days and alphabet titles.Posted June 9, 2014 9:28 am
Well said Correctamundo!!!!!Posted June 9, 2014 8:23 am
Cotto will KO Lee with ease if that match is made which it will be BECAUSE I said so. Cotto was too slick for Martinez and will be for Lee also!!!!! I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!Posted June 9, 2014 8:23 am
The oracle of Delphi
Another easy win for Cotto. Andy is non in the same class a Cotto, weight is irrelevant…Posted June 9, 2014 8:19 am
Just in on another boxing news source.
Sergio Martinez Update
As for what comes next, on Sunday Martinez tweeted: “And now comes a period where I will rest and will reflect with my own about what lies ahead. Thank you and now more than ever HLVS [until victory, always]!”Posted June 9, 2014 8:15 am
If GGG vs. Geale cells out the Garden? Then Cotto vs. GGG would be a natural for the Garden. providing GGG wins? the bout would cell out real quickly!Posted June 9, 2014 8:02 am
I must give PROPS TO SERGIO MARTINEZ!! It seems like every time a fighter loses he comes up with excuses. Even if they win but don’t impress they say “I hurt my hand in the second round” “the head butt in the 3rd round had me seeing double” “I fought with the flu” “I was injured but didn’t want postpone the fight for the fans” “I severely twisted my ankle and could get enough roadwork in” “My shoulder this, my elbow that, my back whatever…….” We’ve heard them all. PROPS TO MARTINEZ because he REFUSED to make excuses. Even when the PESTY Max Kellerman kept trying to induce him onto it, actually making excuses up for him, Sergio remained steadfast and accepted his defeat with valor and honor, like the fighters of yore. PROPS TO SERGIO MARTINEZ!! Peace to all!Posted June 9, 2014 8:00 am
LUCKY PUNCH lol… he was getting hammered in the ropes all of a sudden, a punch from hellPosted June 9, 2014 7:40 am
Hook off the Jab.. Cotto vs Golovkin is the fight that I would love to see. This article mentioned a fight with Andy Lee. That’s why I mentioned Curtis, he’s tough, can punch, and he comes to fight.Posted June 9, 2014 7:33 am
It trips me out when people say who have you fought when the only person calling GGG out at 160 is soliman. And he really has nothing to lose.Posted June 9, 2014 7:10 am
Cotto should be looking at fights that can add to his legacy …Who the fcuk is Curtis Stevens ? … Sorry Dick …I dont think Miguel should settle for less than unifying a belt with say a Peter Q or even a GG ……..Though his best $$ match ups a with Junior .. Saul Canelo …..Better than fighting say a Curtis Stevens …Would be a title unify fight with Molina …….At worst ….Posted June 9, 2014 7:07 am
Curtis Stevens vs Cotto would make for an entertaining match. He’s rated in the top ten in the middleweight division, and he comes to fight.Posted June 9, 2014 6:56 am
Lee would stop Cotto.Posted June 9, 2014 6:51 am
Great Ko, But Andy as sweet as he is, def a bit chinny and very vulnerable…. I’m always watching wif my heart in my mouth. Great KO……….Posted June 9, 2014 5:40 am
Woop Woop/SREDMOND the racist = little black Hitler.Posted June 9, 2014 4:07 am
Meant floyd can’t fight cottoPosted June 9, 2014 4:03 am
Floyd can’t fight canelo as they fight on different networks and floyds fighting September and cotto DecemberPosted June 9, 2014 4:03 am
GGG fighting geale a 2 time world champ will test him and pressure him all the wayPosted June 9, 2014 4:02 am
Well, we know that we can rule out GGG as his next opponent. Maybe Miguel would seek Floyd as his next opponent just to get a huge payday, but would Floyd fight at middleweight? Who knows – until Miguel extends an offer to Floyd.Posted June 9, 2014 3:18 am
if I’m not mistaking , the only boxers putting their hands ups are Aussies!!! To fight gggPosted June 9, 2014 3:03 am
Everyone riding GGG’s dick. Seriously, who has he fought?Posted June 9, 2014 2:59 am
Cotto should fight Golovkin next for an unification fight, but Cotto will not come near Golovkin……………..Andy Lee would have a puncher’s chance, but is just not that good, bad chin……………Golovkin finally gets to fight Geale, after knocking Geale out, he will be in talks with Soliman for unification fight, but Cotto would be the best fight for HBO………….Golovkin by knockout!!!Posted June 9, 2014 2:46 am
I see, a lucky punch in the division below gets you a crack at the Middleweight title. Cotto would punish Lee in 8 bloody rounds.Posted June 9, 2014 2:28 am
Oh you poor deluded fools. They say a sucker is born every minute. Well on ESB it looks like it’s every second. GGG has fought nobody except blown up Welters and Jnr Middles. He has fought no one except ring rusty, injured has-beens who were already punished by other Middle Champs and former Champs. GGG is only facing Geale because of the embarrassing situation of numerous call outs which the GGG camp let go unanswered, so he chose the lightest puncher he could. It won’t matter though as this fraud called GGG gets smoked by Geale in a wide UD loss. The myth will be exposed and all the IQ deficient morons who believed in this GGG smoke and mirrors career will go missing from the GGG forums and jump on the next bandwagon.Posted June 9, 2014 2:27 am
I have to disagree, Golovkin beats any from 154 to 168. He’s the best in the world in that weight range.
Rigondeaux is the best pure boxer in the world.Posted June 9, 2014 2:20 am
Cotto would own his @ssPosted June 9, 2014 2:12 am
GGG is garbage and doesn’t deserve a shot at Cotto.Posted June 9, 2014 2:10 am
Golovkin beats any middleweight in the world. He’s the real number 1 in that division, none of the other belt holders, Cotto, Soliman and Quillen would last 6 rounds with Golovkin. They’re all to scared to fight him. But they should be forced to fight him, and if they refuse, then they should be tarred and feathered.Posted June 9, 2014 2:08 am
That would be a WASTE. OF. TIME.
I would take a $h1t on a P.Rican flag if that was the next fight.
The MW division has a King, his name is GGG and he demands homage.Posted June 9, 2014 1:32 am