QUOTE (daprofessor @ Dec 3 2012, 01:18 AM)
this was one of those fights where i think a lot of ppl...including paulie...thought, well cotto's the favorite, it's in msg...he's the bigger draw...trouts the up and comer...etc...so when u consider all those things...yeah, a case can be made that a lot of the close rounds would go cotto's way. trout did a masterful job, as paulie pointed out...of controlling distance. he'd give cotto movement...and when cotto got too close, he'd smother him...he kept throwing to the body from the very beginning. that's something only margarito did in his victory over cotto. it's also rare to see someone control cotto with a jab since it's usually his jab that controls a fight. i think trout gave him plenty of trouble with his length and great footwork. the first half of the fight...i saw cotto landing the harder shots...the second half i saw trout doing that. it was a great fight and even though i scored it 9-3 on the first viewing...cotto was definitely in most rounds. i just thought he was loading up way too much...and not putting in enough body work to set up the clean head shots.
I thought the same as Pauile, though Miguel wasn't the champ, I still felt Trout had a lot to prove before he got the nod. I saw him take a few breaks in some rounds, which I thought was detrimental, but he picked it back. I was thinking, "C'mon Trout, you gotta stay on him, or you'll give this round away".
I had no freakin' idea that Trout had a 5 inch reach advantage.
I will go back and watch it again, since I had Cotto pulling some of those close rounds. Though I had him winning those close rounds, I saw him struggling to get inside, reaching, and tiring out in the late rounds.
Lmao at GBP saying that Cotto/Alvarez can still happen. I didn't watch the video, but were they depending on Cotto exercising his rematch clause? That's the only way I can see it happening, but in the meantime, Im sure Floyd will watch these upcoming WW fights, pick somebody for May '13 and Canelo will fight K-9. Im tired of this "Canelo curse" bullshit and these smoke screens about possible opponents, all for them choose either a dead fighter or a small guy for him to fight.