QUOTE(salvador @ Nov 24 2008, 05:59 PM) [snapback]412757[/snapback]
So it turns out that Marg ain't so stupid or full of shit after all. Cause God knows that if Darchynian is worth $2MM to fight Arce, then Marg's worth a lot more in a fight with Mosley.
Once again, all of Marg's critics are proven wrong.
Margarito's one of my favorite fighters out there and I've been rolling with Sal the whole way on him these last couple of years. But Sugar Shane's my favorite fighter in the world and this will be the first time I've ever rooted my ass off against
So for the next few months I probably won't be saying as many nice things about him as I have in the past, but before I make that turn, I just wanted to back my man Sal up one more time regarding the beast known as the Tijuana Tornado.
Damn right! ONCE AGAIN Margarito's critics are proven wrong. Just like they were when they said he would do like PBF and avoid his mandatory with Williams in 2007 to chase the bigger $ fight with Cotto. Just like they were when they said he would never beat a legitimate fighter like Cotto and would be exposed once and for all as a fraud unworthy of the great Floyd Mayweather. Love his style or hate his guts, Antonio Margarito is a motherfucking man among men.
QUOTE(Spyder @ Nov 24 2008, 07:19 PM) [snapback]412766[/snapback]
You guys "must've forgot" how good Shane looked against Mayorga. The man fought all 12 and pressed for the KO...that man looked like a champion that night..
You know, I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw it like that. I really never understood all the 'Mosley struggled, Mosley barely won' stuff. I thought Shane overall put in a great night's work. He did struggle at times with Mayorga's awkwardness, and he did at times choose to fight Mayorga's fight. But I had him winning that fight comfortably after 11 rounds, and the way he finished it was spectacular, and IMO showed he still has a lot to offer inside a boxing ring. The man ain't done just yet, and with a new corner in place hopefully he still have some tricks up his sleeve.
Stylistically, Mosley matches up better against Tony than Cotto did. Shane has faster hands than Cotto, quicker feet, a better chin, more pop on his individual punches, and most of all he doesn't rely on beating his opponents into submission the same way Cotto does, which is a huge plus against Tony considering you can't beat him into submission.
This is going to be a closer fight than most of you are picking. Margarito UD is my call, but this will not be a Cotto style beating.