Cotto-Mayorga: Bad Style Match up For Cotto?

boxingBy Sevak Sarkisian: As most fans already know Puerto Rican boxing star Miguel Cotto will be facing dangerous puncher Ricardo Mayorga from Nicaragua. This fight is scheduled to take place this upcoming March in Las Vegas. According to most boxing analysts and experts Miguel Cotto should come out of this fight victorious, with many saying he will stop the Nicaraguan brawler within the distance! When I initially herd about the fight I couldn’t have agreed more.

Simply put I was expecting a relatively easy win for Miguel. But as I started to think deeper about the fight the more I started to realize that this fight may not only be very competitive, but the possibilities of an upset may not be so farfetched after all. As the saying goes in boxing, “styles make fights” and only two fighters have managed to defeat Miguel Cotto. Those two fighters are obviously Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito. The one thing Pacquiao and Margarito have in common is they both love to come forward and bring the pressure.. They both also carry above average power in both hands. Ricardo Mayorga has all of these attributes; he comes forward all night applying pressure. He also carries serious pop in both hands. We have learned from the past that this is a bad combination for Junito.

It has been proven that Cotto can be broken down and has a tendency to sometimes fatigue, especially against fighters that love to press forward. Miguel Cotto is also sometimes not the hardest fighter to hit and that is something Mayorga will look to take advantage of when he throws his punches. I can definitely see El Matador possibly walking Miguel down and wearing him out. In my humble opinion Miguel Cotto has his work cut out for him do to the stylistic disadvantages. I believe it will turn out to be an interesting fight..

Article posted on 26.01.2011

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