Originally Posted by Light_Speed
Dawson is a big light-heavy who probaby rehydrates to 190 on fight night.
Cotto recently said that the 145 lb catch weight was not a factor in his loss to Pac.
Oscar was younger than Sergio but in boxing years he was older and on the decline for years, Segio is at the peak of his career.
What Sergio said two years ago is irrelevant.
I don't agree that Dawson is a big light heavyweight, if he was he couldn't have even sniffed 168.
Cotto seems to say a lot of stuff about that fight, the bigger factor was probably the lack of a trainer which comes with lack of a solid plan. 145 certainly didn't help him on fight night even if it only played a small role it still had an effect.
I don't think Sergio is at his peak and he has plenty of boxing miles. Now maybe not Oscar partying miles but I would think it was fairly even when you take into account actual age difference. Plus Oscar was more technically sound while Sergio is heavily reliant on athleticism, guys who are more reliant on athleticism are more vulnerable to the ravages of time.