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Old 10-15-2011, 02:51 PM
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Corrales. He dropped him like 5 times in that fight and just thoroughly dominated a bigger man in Corrales.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:53 PM
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Corrales had given up the division at least 6 months before, and lived in a dweat box for weeks before the fight right up to weigh-in time. Failed the 1st weigh0in. Could barely walk to the scales. That wasn't Corrales in ther, but, as he said GEFORE the fight,
I needed the money and they gave me an offer too good to refuse". He was not only broke, but his marraige had broken up and he was headed to gaol immediately after the fight. The money was for the lawyers.

Mayweather took bad advantage. It was a disgrace.
The division he still fought in two year later~ damn that Joel Casamayor for dragging him down a full two year after he said he had enough~

Make some more excuses for Chico like he got kidnapped by and sodomized by aliens the night before the fight~ he was just to man to admit that.

If rearranging his girls face was an issue, he didn't have to take the fight then he could have waited his stretch wasn't that long.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:53 PM
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Corrales. He was expected to beat Gatti like a drum. He was the underdog against Chico.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:55 PM
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He sure as hell hadn't earned a number one ranking, no way.

Corrales x5, great fight against a damn good fighter. Gatti simply wasn't that good at that point.
Yeah, he was #1 by default.

After his trilogy with Mickey Ward he was considered a Top 5 Jr Welterweight. He only moved up to #1 because the fighters above him either vacated or lost.

Still, he was #1 when Mayweather fought him and for the fights that were available to him in fairness Gatti was the highest ranked and one of the best available considering 140 was generally a weak division besides Cotto and Hatton who weren't available at that particular time.

But agree Gatti was well past it at that point been in many wars and no where near as good as Corrales.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:58 PM
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I would personally go for the undefeated Chico Corrales. But damn the how I loved the head and body combinations in the gatti fight!
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:08 PM
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Corrales had given up the division at least 6 months before, and lived in a dweat box for weeks before the fight right up to weigh-in time. Failed the 1st weigh0in. Could barely walk to the scales. That wasn't Corrales in ther, but, as he said GEFORE the fight,
I needed the money and they gave me an offer too good to refuse". He was not only broke, but his marraige had broken up and he was headed to gaol immediately after the fight. The money was for the lawyers.

Mayweather took bad advantage. It was a disgrace.
So done with that division was Corrales that he won a 130 lb. title two years after the fight. Everything else was a bunch of excuses thrown out there by and for a fighter who'd been unstoppable to that point and got demolished. Because it was Floyd that beat him, these excuses were propagated.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:02 PM
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Sometimes It's strange remembering that Gatti was ranked #1 at 140 when Mayweather beat him.

But Corrales was definitely the better performance and win.
how was that possible when kostya tysu was the reiging lineal champion and hatton fought him 3 weeks before the floyd vs gatti fight?.....

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