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Cshel86
post Oct 1 2012, 12:38 PM
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I've been reading around, and hearing this guy say that he will sit down with certain guys (Martinez, Chavez, Alvarez, etc) after he's done with the Trout fight. Im not even sure if Cotto wins that fight, but my point is...why in the hell is this guy taking one hard fight after another, when he's in control of his career?

I'm usually against this, but Miguel should honestly make some of these BIG welterweights move up to fight him. Let's be real, these guys dont have to be do-gooders and make 154 on the head, 150 or 152 is perfectly fine.

I only like when free agents exercise the power to make their own decisions, especially when they're a draw like Cotto. Again, no need for him to take one hard fight after another, when he can make Canelo's punk ass fight somebody of note, who's an able-bodied fighter. Canelo's not a punk, maybe Oscar's the blame for making it seem that way.

Dude gives some of these fighters waaay too much respect, when they still have a bit of work to do. He's getting older, so again, he can chill a bit with these hard fights, and make these young guys actually work for something in the sport.

Half of those mofos just sign on the dotted line of a promotional company, and hope to get weaseled to the top by fighting dead bodies, or incompetent competition (oxymoron).

With Manny's opponent selection being controlled by Bob, and Mayweather being the undecided, money-driven, opportunist that he is...Cotto should put his foot down and run shit, until something changes on both of their ends.

No need to be the nice guy so soon and give these subpar fighters a chance at glory. If you think about it, the older "name" fighters, usually get fed to the young hungry fighters any damn way, especially when the older fighter has lost his edge. So why not stay active, and make your own big fights until you lose your step, and THEN give the young guys a chance?

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daprofessor
post Oct 1 2012, 03:05 PM
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sometimes these guys have to challenge themselves to stay motivated. otherwise...they end up losing to no name fighters and diminishing their pay days. i get why cotto is rolling the dice with trout. he has a strap...and he's a boxer who prefers to sit back and will let cotto fight at his own pace. i'm not sure trout is a win for him...but i have to admire his willingness to take on a guy like trout. if he were smarter....he'd optimize his options and set him self up for some mega paydays before retiring. in a way...i think that's part of what he's doing with trout.
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post Oct 1 2012, 04:07 PM
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Honestly, i think Cotto has a lot of confidence coming off his last fight with Floyd, and the fights he had leading up to that showdown, so he is pretty sure he is going to win. i mean, what has Trout done to make him a more feared opponent than Yuri Foreman was a few years ago? And the loss he came off of vs Pac pre Foreman was a lot worse and demeaning than the loss from Floyd pre Trout. Not to mention that if he does win this fight he will likely become the legit WBA 154lb champion, , instead of the paper "regular" champion that Trout is now, when mayweather goes back down to WW or just flat out refuses to defend the title at JrMiddle. So i can see how he feels it is a fight that is worth the risk.
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- Cshel86   Cotto...Too Nice?   Oct 1 2012, 12:38 PM
- - mitukczuk   You got a point, C'. I have always liked Migu...   Oct 1 2012, 01:01 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 12:38 PM) I...   Oct 1 2012, 01:19 PM
- - BoxingFan86   I assume he is workin' on his legacy.   Oct 1 2012, 01:20 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (mitukczuk @ Oct 1 2012, 02:01 PM) ...   Oct 1 2012, 02:42 PM
- - daprofessor   sometimes these guys have to challenge themselves ...   Oct 1 2012, 03:05 PM
|- - mrblackmagicj   Honestly, i think Cotto has a lot of confidence co...   Oct 1 2012, 04:07 PM
- - mgrover   i think hes a man who still loves what he does, an...   Oct 1 2012, 05:16 PM
- - Franchize   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 01:38 PM) I...   Oct 1 2012, 06:05 PM
|- - Marcus   QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 1 2012, 07:05 PM) ...   Oct 1 2012, 06:35 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 1 2012, 07:05 PM) ...   Oct 1 2012, 06:54 PM
- - daprofessor   i guess what this all adds up to....with floyd out...   Oct 1 2012, 07:44 PM
|- - Marcus   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 1 2012, 08:44 PM...   Oct 1 2012, 07:47 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Marcus @ Oct 1 2012, 07:47 PM) Pre...   Oct 1 2012, 07:48 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 1 2012, 08:44 PM...   Oct 1 2012, 09:07 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 09:07 PM) Yo...   Oct 2 2012, 12:55 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 09:07 PM) Yo...   Oct 1 2012, 10:19 PM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 1 2012, 11:19 PM) ...   Oct 1 2012, 10:57 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 10:57 PM) Oh...   Oct 2 2012, 12:56 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 2 2012, 01:56 PM...   Oct 2 2012, 01:35 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 2 2012, 02:35 PM) ...   Oct 2 2012, 02:47 PM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 2 2012, 08:47 PM...   Oct 2 2012, 05:02 PM
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- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 2 2012, 03:47 PM...   Oct 2 2012, 06:26 PM
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- - frankypc   Going back to Cotto, today i read in our local new...   Oct 6 2012, 07:33 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (frankypc @ Oct 6 2012, 07:33 AM) G...   Oct 8 2012, 05:47 PM
- - neophyte7   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 8 2012, 06:47 PM...   Oct 8 2012, 06:14 PM
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