|11-28-2011, 07:18 AM||#71|
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|11-28-2011, 07:21 AM||#72|
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He was hyped up as some kind of elite fighter which he simply never was.
I remember before the Cotto fight most people had him ranked Top 10 P4P ahead of FAR FAR more deserving fighters like Wlad Casamayor Pavlik etc etc
|11-28-2011, 07:27 PM||#73|
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I guess it is just perspective. I greatly respect Cotto. He is my favorite fighter. There is no question, in my mind, that Cotto is responding well considering the psychological trauma of getting so battered only to conclude (with help from the Mosley fight) that someone was gambling with his life. Even though he made those two declarations in the same basic span of time I do not find them incongruent because he did handle his loss like a man, and he is only speaking his rage about what he has learned during this 24/7. I guess it's easier for me to see things my way and for you to see things your way because of our perspectives.
|11-28-2011, 07:54 PM||#74|
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Cotto was at the height of his power between November 2007 and July 2008. He was probably among the top 4 or 5 fighters in the world.
Casamayor was coming off a shady as hell win over Santa Cruz (a disgusting robbery) and Pavlik, who was still undefeated and KOing everyone, probably deserved some slack, but over Cotto (at the time)? I doubt it.
Pavlik's best wins and status between 2007 and mid 2008 was a champion with one title defense against Gary Lockett, and two back-to-back wins over Jermain Taylor, the first of which was a fight of the year/upset of the year/KO candidate. His best wins were over Jermain Taylor. After that, he lost his undefeated record and his stock dropped severely by how poorly he performed against Bernard Hopkins to close out the year.
Pavlik's best wins (circa 2008)- Taylor (x2), Miranda, Zertuche...
Cotto's best wins (circa 2008)- Mosley, Judah, Quintana...
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