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Dirrell: Floyd Mayweather Will Pick Cotto Apart Like Gatti

By Chris Robinson

Have a conversation with super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and you can instantly spot the immense respect he has towards his friend and fellow prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Originally from Flint, Michigan but a longtime staple of Las Vegas when it comes to his training camps, Dirrell has been spotted at the Mayweather Boxing Club this week. From sparring himself, mingling with the sea of spectators in the building, and checking out Mayweather’s intense training as he readies for a May 5th challenge of Miguel Cotto, Dirrell seems right at home amidst the ambience.

Cotto, the reigning WBA junior middleweight champion, represents another interesting test for the undefeated Mayweather but Dirrell is quick to give his compatriot the edge.

“Exactly, I see it being another Arturo Gatti, god rest his soul,” stated Dirrell of the late former champion. “Another Arturo Gatti-Floyd Mayweather fight.”

Dirrell is referring to Mayweather’s June 2005 dissection of the beloved Gatti inside of the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City in June of 2005. It was a virtuoso performance from Mayweather, as he battered the all-action Gatti from head to toe over six one-sided and punishing rounds.

It was some of the best Mayweather to behold, as Floyd stayed in the pocket and picked Gatti off with piercing shots as opposed to boxing circles around him or trying to dictate the fight with his generalship.

A fan-favorite because of his blood and guts style, Gatti would suffer a bizarre death in Brazil four years later that has left lingering question marks to this day but he will forever be cherished by those in the sport because of the great battles he was involved in.

Cotto may be far more polished than a brawler like Gatti, but it makes no difference, says Dirrell.

“He’s technically too fast, too skilled, too precise,” Dirrell said of Mayweather. “Miguel can be hit. He gets bloodied, he’s right there for you to hit, he’s slow, and Floyd is just too precise. He’s going to pick him apart.”

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Chris Robinson is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. He can be reached at [email protected] and www.Twitter.com/CRHarmony
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ianokam on 03-31-2012

[QUOTE=micky1971;11950922]well fvck me, floyds lady friends got a voice! this is the first thing ive heard this cunt say that i agree with. cotto by comparison has similar skills to the late great arturo gatti but, has a better mind…

Comment by -Spinal- on 03-30-2012

Floyd looks how he looks depending on the opponents style. If you have no defense, yes, Mayweather will pick you apart. Cotto has no defense but he won't lose like Gatti, he'll lose like Cotto. He's gonna get Cotto'd.

Comment by The MiZ on 03-30-2012

cotto aint shlt, his to slow to beat mayweather, mayweather may treat him like gatti, it could be one sided

Comment by Mike_R on 03-30-2012

I think it's true that Cotto is able to play up to his opponents speed to a degree. I remember thinking he would look like frankenstein when he fought Mosley but he ended up matching the speed and even being…

Comment by MurkaMan on 03-30-2012

[QUOTE=Da Boxer;11952122]Darn brother....are you on nut hugging mode today or what?[/QUOTE] Yes! :boxing:

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