Originally Posted by The Gambler1981
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.
During the Hopkins/Dawson fight Nazim was yelling "another cruiserweight hiding at light-heavy". What more you need to know?
Cotto weighed in at 146 in his previous fight. Losing an extra lb probably didn't affect him at all and he confirmed it.
Sergio started boxing at 20. No matter how you look at it, he has less mileage than Oscar had against Pac. And he's coming off a great performance.
You're just speculating. Nobody knows how good Martinez will be coming back down to 154 after a couple years.
Originally Posted by davis828
Of course, because it's much easier shedding weight when aging.
Nobody's saying it's gonna be easier or harder, but pulling a quote from 2 years ago is irrelevant. Dude wants to come down to 54 now
, that's all that matters.