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In my opinion, I don't think they are comparable. Hearns was beating legitimate top fighters in his divisions like Benitez, Roldan, Andries and Virgil Hill as he moved up in weight. At 154, Cotto beat Yuri Foreman and Margarito who has never been a top fighter at 154. I also believe Hearns win over Cuevas alone could be more impressive than any win Cotto ever had. Margarito was clearly on the downside after the beatings from Mosley and Pacquiao. I personally have never seen Cotto, even at his best, as equal to the force Hearns was at 147.
Originally Posted by Anthony342
I don't mean in terms of their styles, I mean in comparison to their careers. Hearns lost to the two best elite opponents of his era (although he should've got the decision in the Leonard rematch), just as Cotto has now lost to Pacquiao and then Mayweather. Just my opinion, what do you guys think? Although both have pretty good wins (Duran, Cuevas, Margharito, Mosley).
The only thing they have in common is losing to the two best fighters of their era but that's where it ends in my opinion.
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