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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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post Oct 1 2012, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 1 2012, 01:38 PM) *
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?

Thoughts?

How I feel about Cotto is how I feel about Floyd. I feel both could be selfish and fight whoever they want. Theyve built up solid resumes, have had tough RECENT fights, and have bigtime PPV clout.

I still dont get why a guy who resurrected his career will take on a risk like a fight with Trout, which I dont think will put that many butts in seats. Its like Eminem battle rapping against some youtube legend.

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post Oct 1 2012, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE (Franchize @ Oct 1 2012, 07:05 PM) *
How I feel about Cotto is how I feel about Floyd. I feel both could be selfish and fight whoever they want. Theyve built up solid resumes, have had tough RECENT fights, and have bigtime PPV clout.

I still dont get why a guy who resurrected his career will take on a risk like a fight with Trout, which I dont think will put that many butts in seats. Its like Eminem battle rapping against some youtube legend.


Cotto is the 3rd biggest PPV draw in the sport. I agree that just like Floyd he can fight whoever and make it a big fight. This was a risk. But i think Cotto wanted to prove that he could beat a young strong hungry Champion in Trout like Mayweather did with Ortiz. Although Trout isn't a big draw but with a title at stake i think this will improve Cotto's confidence and make a unification bout with Canelo that much more tantilizing in the event that Cotto wins. This was also a smart move because this will build Cotto's confidence in going against a young hungry fighter in Canelo. Cotto fighting Trout may predetermine how he can faceoff against young champions. This fight also makes sense because Cotto doesn't immediately have to fight Canelo. Perhaps he can challenge the winner of the Berto/Bundrage fight for a IBF/WBA unification and improve his purse, legacy, drawing power, and credibility going into the Canelo fight. If he does this he could also be more demanding of Canelo and order Canelo to prove himself against a worthy challenger. Cotto might as well rack up as many victories as possible because Cotto-Canelo is becoming the Mayweather-Pacquiao of the SWW division. If GBP isn't willing to risk a tough challenger against Canelo they are running out of options.. Cotto has plenty options since he is willing to face any and everyone.
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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
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Oct 2 2012, 06:02 PM) th...   Oct 2 2012, 06:30 PM
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|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mgrover @ Oct 3 2012, 01:30 PM) tb...   Oct 3 2012, 01:08 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 2 2012, 03:47 PM...   Oct 2 2012, 04:01 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Oct 2 2012, 05:01 PM) ...   Oct 2 2012, 06:28 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Oct 2 2012, 03:47 PM...   Oct 2 2012, 06:26 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Oct 2 2012, 07:26 PM) Re...   Oct 2 2012, 06:32 PM
- - 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
- - daprofessor   QUOTE (neophyte7 @ Oct 8 2012, 06:14 PM) ...   Oct 9 2012, 04:20 PM


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