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Floyd Mayweather JR Vs Miguel Cotto OFFICIAL – BREAKING BOXING NEWS

By Geno McGahee

Miguel Cotto, 37-2, 30 KO’s, gets the shot against Floyd Mayweather, JR., 42-0, 26 KO’s, on May 5th. It wasn’t a big surprise to the boxing world. Although the tease was back that Floyd would finally take on Manny Pacquiao, nobody took the bait and the focus shifted onto other options for both fighters. On top of the list was the Puerto Rican superstar, Cotto, which is a good match on paper, but not in reality.

Floyd has the knack to pick an opponent that is popular but presents zero threat. Cotto is a notch above zero for threat level, but not by much. Mayweather’s business moves include fights with the over the hill Oscar De La Hoya, Shot Shane Mosley, and much smaller Juan Manuel Marquez, and they all sold well. The illusion was that he was facing some sort of threat, but all three men had zero chance to upset him from the start and Cotto fits right into that bunch.

Cotto holds the WBA Light Middleweight title and recently avenged a loss to Antonio Margarito, which just further verified that Margarito was loading his gloves the night he defeated him. Cotto never mentally recovered from that beating and has not been the same since. Manny Pacquiao is the other man to have beaten Cotto, stopping him in 12 rounds, after administering a terrible one-sided beating. If you look at the reconstruction of Cotto’s career after his loss to Margarito in 2008, they didn’t take too many chances. He beat up the no-hoper Michael Jennings to pick up some WBO Gold, struggled and got a questionable win over Joshua Clottey, cashed in with Pacquiao, and then was immediately given a title shot with Yuri Foreman, a mediocrity that pulled an upset to win the title.

A 12 round struggle with Ricardo Mayorga and a stoppage win over the plaster-less Margarito have led to this opportunity, but just on his record alone and past performances since 2009, you have to conclude that we are looking at a Floyd win via scores of 120-108 across the board. This is a mismatch. Cotto’s only chance would be to be super aggressive and to remain so until he gets the victory by KO or decision, but he slows down and looks for the final bell around round 9. Paulie Malignaggi was able to get to him in the later rounds. Cotto may have that “puncher’s chance” here, but not much of one. This fight is going to be announced as some big deal but it is yet another easy one for Mayweather.

Boxing continues to lose to MMA and rightfully so. This fight will be hyped up and people will be talking about the “New Cotto,” but it will be the same Cotto, a fighter with the intent to win but not the ability to do so. Another one-sided win for Mayweather and another disappointment for boxing fans

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