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 Last update:  4/14/2012       Read more by Osman Rodriguez         
   
Mosley on Mayweather-Cotto: First 4-5 Rounds Are Crucial
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By Osman Rodriguez

Former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley is probably one of the best experts to give an opinion on the May 5th mega-bout between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mosley fought, and lost, to both boxers. Mosley lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Cotto in November 2007 and nearly three years later, in May 2010, he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Mayweather.

Next month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather (42-0, 26KOs) challenges Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) for the WBA's 154-pound title. Mosley faces WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the co-feature.

"It will be a very interesting and difficult fight for both of them. Cotto has power in his punches. He is a very strong boxer who knows how to use his punches, but his intensity seems to go down as the fight progresses. Mayweather is a fast boxer with great skills in the ring and he can be adjust in the middle of the fight," Mosley said.

"The first four or five rounds of the fight will be crucial and [those rounds] will define the rest [of the fight]. If Floyd does not take him seriously, Miguel could emerge victorious."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Shane Mosley , Mayweather-Cotto , Mayweather vs Cotto


 

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comment by JK1700, on 04-16-2012
[QUOTE=GOD-FR33]First of all, lay off Shane. Shane has earned the right to say whatever he wants. Second, I can tell by your avatar you are another bogus fan who thinks Mayweather has GOD somewhere in his name. Guess what? He doesn't! HE has never faced a fighter who can do what Cotto does inside...

Really?
comment by GOD-FR33, on 04-15-2012
First of all, lay off Shane. Shane has earned the right to say whatever he wants. Second, I can tell by your avatar you are another bogus fan who thinks Mayweather has GOD somewhere in his name. Guess what? He doesn't! HE has never faced a fighter who can do what Cotto does inside a boxing ring. ...

comment by JK1700, on 04-15-2012
I think it's time for Shane "My tooth hurts and I need a vacation" Mosley to retire. By saying ridiculous things like "If Floyd takes him seriously" and "it will be a very hard fight for both of them" he is clearly showing signs of brain damage. When has Floyd ever not taken an opponent seriously...

comment by ANT_P1989, on 04-15-2012
Cotto's biggest mistake would be to try and outbox Floyd. People also seem to forget the bodywork that Mayweather puts in as well. Cotto can't just wait and pick his shots or he will be picked off like a sitting soldier vs a sniper. Cotto will need to try pressuring Floyd if e wants to be success...

comment by Mr.Smith, on 04-15-2012
[QUOTE=Averiguau]Mosely is talking about his experience... before Cotto changed trainer... & training!... 9 fights before this one. Cotto has improved in many areas including keeping his intensity and not staying at ropes / being more elusive.... this is also one of the best adjustment althoug...

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