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 Last update:  5/4/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Malignaggi: Cotto a Tougher Style For Floyd Than Pacquiao
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By Rick Reeno

WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi does not view Miguel Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) as a hopeless underdog on Saturday night, when the Puerto Rican superstar defends his WBA junior middleweight title against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (42-0, 26KOs).

Mayweather-Cotto headlines a major boxing event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

In his most gutsiest performance, Malignaggi fought through adversity to lose a twelve round unanimous decision to Cotto in 2006.

Not only does Malignaggi give Cotto a good shot to upset the apple cart, he believes Cotto's style will be a more difficult challenge than that of Manny Pacquiao.

"He's very strong, he knows how to set up punches. He knows how to break up your rhythm. He knows how to disrupt your timing, he's dirty, he's very physical. There are a lot of things involved with Miguel Cotto. Floyd is Floyd and you have to favor him regardless. This is a fight. I would be very shocked if Floyd just completely dominates him," Malignaggi told BoxingScene.com.

"I think this is the best fight, outside of Pacquiao, for Mayweather. Styles make fights and I think this is a tougher style matchup for Mayweather than Pacquiao is. Styles make fights. In my estimation of the fight, Mayweather is taking on the biggest threat to him in his career. If he doesn't lose to Cotto on Saturday night, then he probably doesn't lose [ever] and he's going to retire undefeated. That's just my opinion on it."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Miguel Cotto , Paulie Malignaggi , Mayweather-Cotto , Mayweather vs Cotto


 

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comment by Clint650, on 05-04-2012
Floyd is smart. he knows that Cotto doesnt handle pressure well, so thats how he's going to approach him. in his face, toe to toe, every round. i font think we see Floyd move much except for coming forward. Cotto will be the one using his feet, and Floyd will have his style figured out within 3 r...

comment by spoonwars, on 05-04-2012
[QUOTE=The Weebler II]So why doesn't he fight him Paulie??[/QUOTE] Good question. Easy money must be hard to make.

comment by mrpleaseplease, on 05-04-2012
This is the reason i was hopin Paulie lost that fight, he was on his way out and know with his title win, he be here for a while again. Paulie sucks and his aren't any more credable then anyone elses cause he never fought pac. Floyd is in more danger fighting a south paw that throws multiple punc...

comment by bose, on 05-04-2012
Haha, i forgot Cotto likes to low-blow opponets! Good! He'll fire a low-blow in retaliation to Mayweathers elbow!Good! Has the weigh-in started yet? Did Floyd choke his opponet again? Maybe he grabed his opponets love handle?

comment by harwri008, on 05-04-2012
Damn, I agree with Paulie. However, I don't think the difference will be all that great. If Floyd keeps his distance and move effectively he'll be able to pot-shot all fight. I don't see Cotto having the foot speed to close the gap and smother Floyd. I have a feeling this will be a boring fig...

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