Originally Posted by joseph5620
In my opinion, I don't think they are comparable. Hearns was beating legitimate top fighters in his divisions like Benitez, Roldan, Andries and Virgil Hill as he moved up in weight. At 154, Cotto beat Yuri Foreman and Margarito who has never been a top fighter at 154. I also believe Hearns win over Cuevas alone could be more impressive than any win Cotto ever had. Margarito was clearly on the downside after the beatings from Mosley and Pacquiao. I personally have never seen Cotto, even at his best, as equal to the force Hearns was at 147.
The only thing they have in common is losing to the two best fighters of their era but that's where it ends in my opinion.
Alright, that's kind of what I thought and that was the comparison I was trying to make anyway, both losing to the two best of their era.