Advertisement
Advertisement

Mayweather: Augustus Was Tough, Cotto Was Tougher

by Osman Rodriguez

Miguel Cotto may have lost the fight, but he certainly earned the respect of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Prior to Saturday night's main event, Mayweather (43-0, 26KOs) praised Emanuel Augustus as being the toughest opponent of his 16 year career. Mayweather fought Augustus [then 22-16] at the Cobo Hall in Detroit on October 21, 2000 - and stopped the tough veteran in nine rounds.

"Emanuel Augustus was my toughest fight. He was tough. At that particular time, that was my longest layoff. I was a fighter who was active and fighting every three or four months. I took nine months off and fought a guy who was active and he made me bite down. It was a great night," Mayweather told BoxingScene.com last week.

Following Saturday's twelve round unanimous decision win over Cotto (37-3, 30KOs), Mayweather changed his tune.

"Emanuel Augustus was tough, Miguel Cotto was tougher. Miguel Cotto was the toughest fighter that I've faced thus far. What Miguel Cotto did was try to come on strong in the later rounds, which made me fight harder. He brought out, I don't want to say the best out of Floyd Mayweather, but he made me start throwing combinations - like the right hook mixed in with the uppercut. I knew he was going to be a tough competitor," Mayweather said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by jbpanama on 05-08-2012

[QUOTE=mex602;12095235]You are an idiot. A pac.fan not a boxing fan Pac couldnt.do **** against jmm[/QUOTE] Tell us why then, El Genius, why FRAUD continues to AVOID Pac the Man On making of the projected Biggest fight in Boxing PPV history,…

Comment by jbpanama on 05-08-2012

[QUOTE=mex602;12095235]You are an idiot. A pac.fan not a boxing fan Pac couldnt.do **** against jmm[/QUOTE] And if your a Chicano, I'm a Martian... Mexicans know a PUNK OUT Artist on sight, and I Suspect your the Possee member, that, waits…

Comment by jbpanama on 05-08-2012

Always nice to cross paths, with a Possee Member.... Does FRAUD pay U by the Word El Chumpo, Money Mo???

Comment by Tobi.G on 05-08-2012

I thought Jesus chavez was the toughest fight for Floyd!! That was the mpst war-like fight for Floyd and he took more punishment than in any other fight i have seen. And it was a close fight!

Comment by Reloaded on 05-08-2012

[QUOTE=Even Money;12096398]Pacquiao is even tougher.[/QUOTE] Thats why he ducked this Cotto , Pac is a hype job that needs catch weight to win or he struggles with LWs

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (69)
Top Headlines Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways Lemieux vs. Stevens Still Being Worked on, Says Golden Boy VP Jessie Vargas Reflects on The Kell Brook Fight Falling Out Saunders Trashes Eubank Jr. and His Father: Stop Talking Sh*t! Kell Brook: I'm Not Done With 147, I'd Fight Errol Spence! Del Valle Vows To Take The Fight To De La Hoya on Canelo-Smith Luke Campbell vs. Derry Mathews Set For October 15 Margarito Still Aiming For Canelo, Major Opponent in The Fall Kovalev's Coach: Ward's Lack of Power Will Be Biggest Drawback Eubank Frustrated: Golovkin is Running Scared, He Lost Respect! Eduard Troyanovsky-Keita Obara Card Coming Together For 9/9 Nicola Adams To Ponder Next Career Move, Will She Go Pro? Dereck Chisora: I Want Pulev Rematch, I'm Ready To Face Anyone Rio Team Summary: Uzbekistan Tops Cuba, Makes HUGE Splash Cameron Hammond: Commonwealth Shot Is Career Launchpad Deontay Wilder's Manager: The Goal is Still To Unify The Division McCullough Pleads With Amir Khan To Avoid McGregor Disaster Tony Yoka, Estelle Mossely Hailed By France as The Golden Couple Big Fights on The Horizon Generate Pound For Pound Sentiments Froch Smiles, Explains Why Golovkin is NOT a Top 5 P4P Fighter
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement