Originally Posted by Aztec Wanker
Imagine how great his resume could've been if hadn't retired in '08.
Beating two non Hall of Famers like Margarito and Cotto, wouldn't have made his resume substantially better, just slightly better than now. Beating Cotto at 154 was the best win he could have gotten at the time at 154, because Cotto was the #1 ranked fighter. It was also a good fight, but it's not a really big win, and it wouldn't have been a big win even in 2004-2005 when Floyd wanted it in Top Rank, 2007-2008 when people were claiming Floyd was ducking him, or now in 2012. It's one of Floyd top name wins, but it's not one of his biggest win and never would have been no matter when he fought Cotto. Castillo, Corrales, De La Hoya, Marquez, Mosley, and Hatton were all seen as much better fights coming in. I'd also put Hernandez in front of Cotto. Cotto is a better win than Judah, Gatti, Chavez, Ortiz, Baldomir, Corley though and I would rate it as a higher win than Guerrero too.