Question: Cotto vs Pacquiao, who wins?
"Right now I slightly favor Pacquiao to win by decision."
- Doug Fischer, Ring Magazine
"I think Pacquiao will win the fight for one overriding reason: talent."
- Michael Rosenthal, Ring Magazine
"I’ll go with Manny in a close fight."
- Kevin Iole, Yahoo Sports
"In the end, Pacquiao seems likely to prevail."
- Ron Borges, The Sweet Science
"It would be a mighty shock if Pacquiao KO'd Cotto fast. But maybe we should be used to "Pac-Man" sending us shockwaves by now."
- James Slater, ***
"I would be mightily impressed to see Megamanny stop Cotto."
- Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential
"Do you really think the pound for pound best fighter in the world need the WBO welterweight belt to prove he is the best? He is already the best!"
- Allan Tolentino, 8 Count News
"It seems to me that some people might accept nothing less than Pacquiao time traveling and fighting Sugar Ray Robinson at this point."
- Sa Christ, Bad Left Hook
"I think THE Pacquiao will once again prove his doubters wrong."
- Ben Thompson, Fight Hype
"Pac-Man is probably the better fighter anyway and beats Cotto via TKO late."
- Paul Uphan, Seconds Out
"I will be tipping Pacquiao when the time comes."
- Greg Juckett, Seconds Out
"I’d probably choose Pacquiao to win."
- Michael Norby, Seconds Out
"I don’t see the challenge in a fight with Cotto, but rather another easy way out for Pacquiao."
- Manuel Perez, Boxing News 24
"I think Pacquiao wins."
- Ryan Burton, Boxing Talk
"It’s a safe bet that Pacquiao will find it and crack it."
- Michel Joseph, Boxing Talk
"Manny will knock Cotto out inside of 6 rounds at any weight."
- Greg Leon, Boxing Talk
- Reggie Jay, Doghouseboxing
"It's a bad mix for Cotto no matter where it occurs on the scale. I'll take Pacquiao in 10."
- Lyle Fitzsimmons, Sports Network
"I heavily favor Pacquiao in this bout."
- Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules
"Pacquiao has the potential of completely dominating and dismantling Cotto."
- Teddy Atlas, ESPN
BOXERS AND TRAINERS
"Pacquiao. From the very first round the advantage would be Pacquiao.”
“I think Pacquiao is a quick starter, and if I had to lean toward a fighter, I would say Pacquiao."
- Floyd Mayweather Jr.
“Basically, I see Cotto busted up. I don’t think his face is gonna hold up through 12 rounds of the fight."
- Bernard Hopkins
“Pacquiao will win.”
- Mike Tyson
"I believe that Pacquiao should put him on the canvas in five or six rounds."
- Marquez's trainer Nacho Beristain
"Cotto keeps coming, this other kid Pacquiao, is so good, so slick. I think Pacquiao is the best fighter right now.”
- Muhammad Ali's trainer Angelo Dundee
"All of these guys underestimate Pacquiao thinking he's the small man. When I met Pacquiao, I wasn't saying how does this guy make welterweight? I was saying how in the hell was he making 130 and 135? Pacquiao is a big dude."
- Mosley's trainer Naazim Richardson
"We are going to knockout Cotto."
- Freddie Roach
Source: Pacquiao vs Cotto Predictions