Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto
After just watching the David Haye Vs Nikolai Valuev fight and being tempted to skip through rounds because there was just no action. I am pleased to say we have a much more action packed fight on our hands between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto taking place this weekend. Tickets are available from Ticket Network.
I beleive this will be the fight of the year. This is a very exciting fight, and i truely beleive it could be won by either fighter. Now i know what your thinking..Cotto got destroyed by Margarito, so you think thats makes him vunerable. But lets not forget the plaster of paris wraps worn by Margarito. Now many people think that the beating Cotto took at the hands of margarito has made him less of a fighter, but i don't think so. Cotto has convinced himself, it was the plaster of paris wraps that played a huge role in him losing that fight, and he is right to think that. I mean, did you see the state of Cotto's face!?
Cotto doesn't see it as he got beat fair and square, if he did then maybe it would of took a lot out of him as a fighter, but he see's it as Margarito cheated. So you could argue that he never really lost that fight and it should be classed as a no contest. You must also not forget, after that beating, Cotto has something to prove, that is why i think Cotto, with the right gameplan has a good chance of winning this fight.
Miguel Cotto is the naturally bigger guy, he has consistently fought at heavier weight classes and he packs some serious punching power. We all know that Manny Pacquiao has been troubled by much smaller guys, with far less punching power then Miguel Cotto. But this was a long time ago, Manny Pacquiao has been on fire over the last few years, beating everyone he has faced. There is no way i am going to say Manny won't win this fight, he has proven me wrong too many times! Everyone, including me thought Oscar De La Hoya would be too big and too strong, we were all proven wrong. Manny Pacquiao's speed and power were too much. I know you can say De La Hoya was dead at the weight, at the end of his career etc. But Manny beat him up fair and square, no excuses. Then we move on to Ricky Hatton. I had wrote Manny Pacquiao off in that fight, i thought Hatton was too rough and brutal, way too strong for Pacquiao, how wrong i was. Manny Pacquiao cannot be written off against any fighter, he is that good.
Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto - Who Wins?
First off all, like i said, this fight could be won by either fighter, it all depends on gameplans, and knowing Freddy Roach, the gameplan will be speed, fast punches in clusters then get out of the way to avoid Cotto's body breaking shots. Pretty similar to the game plan David Haye used against Nikolai Valuev, but in a mini version, and with Manny Pacquiao taking more risks, making it more of a fight.
If Manny Pacquiao can execute that fight plan he wins by points hand down. Cotto is too slow to compete with Manny for speed and he knows it, so hopefully the Cotto camp will be looking for clever, fast counter punching pressure. If Cotto can walk Manny down and land punches he will have Manny in serious trouble.
From what i have seen in interviews with Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto in the build up, it seems like they both want to have a war! This will suit Cotto down to the ground. If Manny stands his ground rather then punching and getting out of range it's all over for Manny Pacquiao. Manny can't compete with Cotto for power, just like Cotto cant beat Manny for speed.
Even Freddy Roach has not put a prediction on this fight..He did on the last two and got them both almost spot on correct. He knows Cotto is a serious threat and if Manny trades with him, or slows down at any point in the fight he could get knocked out.
Make no mistake, this is a very close fight, almost too close to call. Both fighters have great skills and they are closely matched in ability, but at opposite ends of the spectrum. Cotto has serious power, and Manny has lightning speed.
Prediction: I think Manny is too smart to stand toe to toe with Miguel Cotto, he will instead box clever with fast punches, fast footwork in and out, and win this fight by points.
If Manny Pacquiao does win this fight, i think he will go down in the record books as one of the best boxers ever. When you consider the weight he started boxing at, and seeing some of the boxers he has beaten recently, it really is a great achievement.
Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto will be a great fight and i cannot wait to see it! This is a serious clash of styles. May the best man win.
The only other fight i would like to see Manny Pacquiao in if he wins this fight would be against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now that is the fight everyone want's to see.
Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto Weigh In
Both fighters looked in superb shape, ready to go to war. They had to shut the doors because so many people wanted to attend the weigh in to get a look at the fighters. It looked like Freddy Roach and Joe Santiago were having an argument in the background.
Freddy Roach did not make any predictions in the build up to the fight, but now he has been talking all kinds of crazy predictions. Freddy even said Manny will KO Cotto in the first round! Then Freddy Roach said Manny will not get touched all night, and will knock Cotto out at some point in the fight.. Freddy Roach has been correct too many times, he knows his boxing, so nothing can be ruled out. We will just have to wait and see what happens.
This will be a great fight. Do not miss it!
On The Scales Manny Pacquiao Weighed: 144lbs - Miguel Cotto Weighed: 145lbs
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009
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