QUOTE (EAlbian @ Jan 16 2011, 04:07 PM)
Who is Kermit Cintron's last relevant win at 147? what's his best win?? Angulo? Cintron is a nobody and his career consist of being destroyed by margarito 2x, getting a gift draw against Martinez, and jumping out of the ring against williams.
His best wins are N'dou and Estrada. Cintron waited for Paulie Malinaggi to take N'dou 12 rounds before he was ready to, yeah this guy is a real contender.
I'll take Berto's resume over Cintron any day. Quintana, Urango, Callazo, Estrada, and Rivera beat any of Cintrons victories.
Now Ortiz's record is a joke as well. His best win's are a UD over a shell of Nate Campbell, a chinless Vivian Harris, a shot Antonio Diaz, and a Mike Arnaoutis who has won only 1 of his last 5. He should have got the nod against Peterson in his last fight but looked far from spectacular.
The thing is Ortiz is young and somewhat known on HBO, he has a couple good highlight KO's. Ortiz vs Berto could produce some fireworks and it sets up bigger fights. If Ortiz beats Berto you better believe Kahn or Bradley/Alexander winner jumps all over that fight and then the welterweight division is loaded with talent again. Berto vs Khan/Bradley/Alexander are good fights. A series of those fights could usher in the next generation of elite. It seems like all people are watching for is who is the next guy to fight Pac or Mayweather, boxing needs to establish new names because the guys at the top are just getting recycled and aren't gonna be around much longer.
What does a Cintron fight set up for Berto? Williams? Haymon won't let that happen. Cotto? not happening anytime soon. Pac? nope. Mosley? maybe but he could fight anybody and then fight whats left of Mosley after Pac gets through with him.
Did AM use plaster in his gloves against Cintron? If so it has to put an asterisk on those losses by Kermit.
His win against Angulo is solid. Angulo is tough as shit and hits real hard, though he is crude.
Sure he got a gift against Martinez, but it was a competitive fight and he did okay against a P4P fighter.
He was beating PW, though it was still early, and to be honest I just do not get the whole flying out of the ring?
I have always been pretty hard on Kermit in the past, but IMO I would take him as an opponent for Berto right now(Mosley, Cotto, Pac are all busy)over any one else. As long as Cintron can make the weight comfortably, he is a dangerous opponent for Berto.
One thing Cintron DOES have is some serious right hand power, and I would love to see him hit Berto with one of those shots.
I actually saw Cintron this weekend at a wrestling tournament in Reading, my nephew wrestles and I believe he was there supporting a Reading wrestler. I should have asked him what is going on with him and his future.