Originally Posted by techliam
Mayweather beat Cotto at 154, now people see him as the best there. I see the Mayweather-Cotto fight as a battle of WW's with a bit more muscle, neither should be campaigning with the JR Middleweights. Cotto was wrongly ranked no.1.
Canelo and Trout are natural 154lb'ers. If Mayweather beat one of these, I could see the argument. But he hasn't, so why is he considered better than boxers naturally at this weight, naturally much bigger?
I can see why Mayweather fans would feel offended by this. But Mayweather doesn't have to be unbeatable at any weight he fights in, to be at the level he is at. In fact, for all we know he is probably very vulnerable at 154 against Cotto/Trout. All it means is that 154 is too big for him.
I can see Trout beating Mayweather by UD. Canelo, i'm not too sure.
Got it in one.
Anyway, it's not about what Cotto had done, or hadnt as is the case, because it's as much about the other guys at 154 also having done nothing. Possibly even less than Cotto. Mayweather beat him, so he becomes a kind of default number 1 until someone that is probably a more true 154 pounder and likely to have actually fought there a long time does something worthy.
It's just a default position to be honest. 154 is a **** division and no one has done anything, no one is fighting each other, there hasn't been a true number 1 guy in ages. Floyd is just holding the position at name value until someone else comes along and does something there. He's not going to fight any true 154 pound guys, so there is no point thinking down that line.
It's just a time thing. Eventually someone'll do something there.