Originally Posted by I'm so sorry
When they signed this fight I really had no clue as to why they did it. It was pointless to me at least. Cotto fans were saying that Cotto was such a brave warrior fighting a younger undefeated fighter. In my head I was thinking this is a lose lose situation for Cotto. Even after his loss to Mayweather he was still looked at as a good opponent because of how he handled Floyd. He could have took a huge payday fighting Canelo, Pacquiao, or even Martinez.
It was necessary.
All established fighters give the up and comers an opportunity to earn their name.
Mosley did it with Cotto.
Oscar did it with Mosley.
Mosley did it with Wright.
So on and so forth. It's how fighters are born. It's how boxing keeps living for years and years.