Mexican brawler went 7 with Cotto, calls it for Pacquiao in 6
November 5, 3:21 PMNY Boxing Examiner
BY Michael Marley
Back in the day...Ubaldo Hernadez squares off with young Miguel I'm No Angel Cotto before their bout
LAS VEGAS--In my endless search for experts who can forecast the actual outcome of the Nov. 14 Miguel I’m No Angel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao mega bout, I’ve left no stone unturned.
I’ve spoke to ****tail waitresses, to shoemakers, to cabdrivers and to corporate executives. I’ve even spoken to the manager of a sports betting operation in the murder capital which is bloody Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
I can’t say that I have been casting pearls before swine but late Wednesday night I was introduced to a true expert, a fighter who knows both Miguel and his boxing brother, Jose Miguel Cotto, intimately.
You see Mexican journeyman Ubaldo Hernandez (22-19-2), who weighs in at the Palms Casino Thursday for his Friday night PPV TV co feature against another ex-Miguel Cotto foe named Super Zab Judah, has been knocked out by both Cottos and the end in both bouts came in round seven.
According to ringside reports, Hernandez, a native of Mexico City now fighting out of Ft. Myers, Fl., showed grit and determination on Nov. 22, 2002, when he faced Miguel in the ring.
Pacman compares abdomens with the Cerveza Tecate lovelies (Top Rank/Chris Farina)
But grinder Cotto wore him down physically, cutting an eye and endlessly hammering away to the head and body to produce a TKO 7 victory.
I asked Hernandez then who will the big bout.
“No doubt on this one,” Hernandez said as he sat quietly with handler Panchito Reyes.
Reyes told me last week in El Paso that his personal pick is Pacman by KO in six.
“Manny will win this fight,” Hernandez said. “Margarito did a job on Miguel and Manny is at the top of his game now. I cannot see him handling Manny’s power, Manny’s speed. I also think it goes about six rounds before Cotto is knocked out.”
There you have it, another Mexican boxer jumping on the Pacman Bandwagon.
I will say it even if you won’t.
MEXICO LOVES PACQUIAO.
Okay, maybe not all of Mexico but don't the lovely Tecate Girls count for something?