Originally Posted by AnimalisticMeth
If you watch Cotto's early fights you will see he didn't take that many chances and had good defence over the years he changed in to a brawler in my opinion 1) Because his body had mature and he was bigger than his opponents and 2) Because he wanted to become more fan friendly.
No.. just no.
Cotto was a pressure fighter, but only against fighters who gave him the majority of the ring. Against elite comp cotto has proven to be more of a boxer. At the elite level, cotto is NOT a pressure fighter and that is something people fail to understand. There is a reason he's used his bike in every fight where his opponent pressed... and all of his best performances are when his opponent tried to use their bike against him.
He's best when pressuring, but is ONLY comfortable doing it if his opponent is backing up. Otherwise.. he will find a home on his heels.