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R. Mayweather Jabs Miguel: Floyd Beat Cotto's Ass Easy

By Chris Robinson

To those who have followed the career of Miguel Cotto, it was of no real surprise when he gave a great account of himself during his unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cotto fought with a special kind of calculated aggression and had his moments where he drew Mayweather into a good ol’ fashioned fire fight, ultimately failing short by scores of 118-110 and 117-111 twice against the man regarded by many as the world’s premier fighter.

In the wake of his performance there is much interest revolving around Cotto’s next move but not everyone is taken aback by the Puerto Rican banger. Working the corner of his nephew on the evening of May 5th, outspoken trainer Roger Mayweather doesn’t feel that Cotto was successful at all with his tactics.

“I don’t even know if he won one round,” Roger would state on Thursday afternoon from the Mayweather Boxing Club. “I don’t believe he won a round; I didn’t see it. Floyd beat his *ss easy.”

Asked if he was surprised that the fight turned out to be more of a brawl that initially expected, Roger revealed that making it a dog fight was Cotto’s only real option.

“No, I thought that was the kind of fight it was going to be,” Roger would add. “The only way he had a chance was moving forward. He can’t outbox Floyd. He had to do what he had to do.”

Cotto had a riveting eighth round, lifting the crowd to its feet as he fired away with reckless abandon while pinning Mayweather on the ropes. Against unimpressed, Roger pointed out none of those punches were really getting through.

“He wasn’t hitting sh*t,” Roger said smugly. “He wasn’t hitting nothing. A whole bunch of people get Floyd on the ropes. They don’t hit him clean though. Boxing is about landing clean punches and that’s why they scored the fight the way it was.”

As for Floyd’s future, Roger only has one man in mind but admits that other options might have to present themselves.

“Pacquiao. I’d like to see the fight but if it don’t happen. Floyd’s got to fight somebody,” said Roger.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brother Jay on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=Big_L;12184740]i won't argue that cotto won the fight but compubox numbers are simply inaccurate and should not be used to prove a point.[/QUOTE] Eh .. that could be true, but Cotto really only won 2 rounds out of 12. You…

Comment by Big_L on 05-29-2012

[QUOTE=gabossboy;12176859]Anyone who thanks this fight was close has poor boxing judgement. There is a reason why three professional judges only gave Miguel Cotto 2-3 rounds on the Official scorecards. The proper thing to say is that it was an competitive…

Comment by Brother Jay on 05-29-2012

[quote=gabossboy;12176859]anyone who thanks this fight was close has poor boxing judgement. There is a reason why three professional judges only gave miguel cotto 2-3 rounds on the official scorecards. The proper thing to say is that it was an competitive…

Comment by gabossboy on 05-27-2012

Anyone who thanks this fight was close has poor boxing judgement. There is a reason why three professional judges only gave Miguel Cotto 2-3 rounds on the Official scorecards. The proper thing to say is that it was an competitive…

Comment by harvey6972 on 05-27-2012

[QUOTE=SkillspayBills;12171751]I wouldn't call it "easy" but I don't know a single sane human being who thought the fight was closer the second time they watched it. Fight was much less cmpetitive after watching it again.[/QUOTE] I watched the fight 5…

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