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Why does Pacquiao need a catchweight handicap against Cotto?

James

Why would Pacquiao need a catchweight to fight himself? I don’t know…, that’s odd.

Posted January 19, 2013  


Jasmina

Trent,Good point.You actually made me think of shoteming else while reading your comment.I believe the only downside to your theory is that if Mayweather Sr. is just trying to help out boxing and help sell the Mosley vs. Pacquiao fight, then he would be doing his own son a disservice.Think about it .if Mosley vs. Pacquiao competes or even does better numbers than Mosley vs. Mayweather did, then it will appear that Pacquiao is now the bigger PPV draw. When and if Mayeather vs. Pacquiao happens, Mayweather would have no logical reason asking for a 60/40 purse split in his favor without it seeming like he’s ducking Pacquiao.On the other hand, maybe you’re right and Mayweather Sr. IS trying to sell the fight so that if and when Mayweather vs. Pacquiao finally happens, the purse that Mayweather Jr. will earn, whatever the split, should be even THAT much bigger!It makes you wonder . +1

Posted August 23, 2012  


munie

I love wen people specifically chris williams and internet bums tlk shot bout atheletes who accomplish alot but try and take it away from them… Id love to see any of u go from 120 to 150 and with no fat…juss cause yall have no dicipline and concept of hard work doesnt mean u got to discredit someone… Who cares about the catchweights omg 145 instead of 147 big deal doesnt make much a d or 150 rather then 154 dunt tlk st bout someone juss cuz ur fat, or have no talent doesnt mean u gotta discredit what he did…..for once can i dude gwt,credit instead of getting thrashed or will people cpntonue to live in envy cuz they aint st n needa find a way to mock someones beast resume…..haters bro hit a gym hard work pays off flyods moved up 5 weight,classes yet noone hates him juss cuz he can make the jr middleweight divison, and pac can barely make 148 he gets st … Haters come in the massses

Posted August 9, 2012  


munie

Lol yet again at it hating on manny but as much as i hate yo say it i do argree…he has alot to prove even to me and id like not to see anymore catchweights even if he cant make 154 flyod didnt n won manny cud do but id juss like to see him prove it…cottos not fast just a tough dude

Posted August 9, 2012  


p

the “fact” is cotto weighed 154 pounds at the pre-fight weigh in.that’s 4 more pounds than he was allowed to weigh on fight night against pac due to the “re-hydration clause” and 9 pounds heavier than the official 145 pound catch weight.furthermore,there wasn’t a re-hydration clause for the mayweather fight so cotto was allowed to put as much weight on as he wanted post weigh-in.ortiz,was 164 against mayweather on fight night.cotto was clearly heavier than ortiz.I’d guess 166 or so.mayweather was 151 and reportedly lost weight due to being under the weather.

Posted August 9, 2012  


ourkid

People commenting again without checking the facts…
Cotto weighed 151Lb when he fought Mayweather! Therefore, this article is based on nonsense!

Posted August 8, 2012  


spoon

If Pacman is better than floyd,why does Pacman need at catch weight?Floyd said he wanted Coto at his best.I think Pacman was on something,but if you look at his last two fights he does not have the same energy level.Maybe he has gotten clean so he can take the radom drug test to fight Floyd.Pacman should fight cotto the same way floyd did.Is Pacman next fight taking place in November, 3months out, why not floyd?

Posted August 7, 2012  


Hartwell

Hey g!! Talking about pacman lack of jouce or ssteriod so time to may weather to fight him no more ??????,, no answer if this fight will done, always poeple say the winer is on drug haha coz it’s not there fighter, china accusing for drugs coz they are winning haha!!!! Lazy can’t go in run go to gym or just take drug and and stay home alday, you think it wil help drug to b a good fighter take your drugs and ring me set your time and let’s do it!!!!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


K.O.

PACQUIOA IS THE TRUE FACE OF BOXING. WHENEVER PEOPLE SEE THE NAME “PACQUIOA” THEY READ…

THE TRUE GLOBAL ICON…

PACQUIOA IS THE TRUE WARRIOR. “YOU WANT TO FIGHT, COME IN WITH EQUAL WEIGHT AND WE WILL FIGHT.” NOT A COWARD LIKE MAYWEATHER THAT IS SO AFRAID OF PACQUIOA.

Posted August 7, 2012  


K.O.

MAYWEATHER-MARQUEZ FIGHT WAS A CATCH WEIGHT AND MAYWEATHER STILL CHEATED THE SMALLER GUY MARQUEZ BY GOING OVER 4 POUNDS THE LIMIT. CATCH-WEIGHT CHEATER!!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


K.O.

@dizzkid and @yard, Since you didn’t get my points because you are slow learners, you need to go back and read my comments.

Take these:
1) Cotto himself got beat up so badly by Pacquioa and he has internal fear of Pacquioa. Cotto fight Pacquioa again. Also, his family won’t let him fight Pacquioa again even at 154 pounds. Period.

2) Who are riding floyd’s nuts? You both.

3) Floyd-Marquez fight was a CATCH WEIGHT, AND FLOYD STILL CHEATED WITH 4 POUNDS OVER THE LIMIT.

Posted August 7, 2012  


vdog

The catchweight king is at it again.

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

Absolute retards, Mayweather vs Pacquiao debate will always go on, the only truth at the moment is… Pac-Man has struggled in his last 2 fights, Mayweather hasn’t. Pac-Man fights at catch weights… Mayweather doesn’t, Oh and Mayweather is undefeated.
BUT TO SLAG EITHER OF THEM OFF IS RETARDED AND SHOWS A COMPLETE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE SPORT

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

hey pacquiao fan boys!!!!! let me say this slow, PACQUIAO IS IRRELEVANT!!!! HE HAS NO OPTIONS OTHER THAN TAKING LESS MONEY TO FIGHT MAYWEATHER, HE WONT FIGHT COTTO @150 MARTINEZ OR CANELO.@ANONYMOUS SAYS….You are talking about the rehydration clause he asked for over 2 years . YES THE ONE MAYWEATHER AGREED TO THE VERY FIRST TIME PACQUIAO ASKED HIM FOR IT. IF PACQUIAO CAN ASK FOR 10 MILLION PER LB WHY CANT MAYWEATHER ASK FOR OSBT WITH NO CUT OFF? IS THAT FAIR? WHY IS IT THAT IT TOOK PACQUIAO 3YRS TO EVEN AGREE TO IT? HE HAS NOT HAD A KO IN HIS LAST 5 FIGHTS, WHERE DID HIS POWER GO? O WAS IT REALLY THE STEROIDS?

Posted August 7, 2012  


Big D

Cotto would destroy pacman next time. i hope it happens so Cotto can avenge the loss then theres just a rematch with mayweather and tear him a new one and retire at the top where he belongs.

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

let cotto come to 147! why should pac bulk up to meet cotto who has fought below 150 most his career?

Posted August 7, 2012  


PacquiFraud

PacFruads pacifying days are over. Let him fight like a man for once. Meet Cotto at 154lbs like Mayweather did or let the bum retire.

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

how can you compare PPV numbers to Fraud Willnever Vs Cotto to Pac Vs Bradley?? Are you delusional? Wow no end of stupidity coming from the RAT. Off to Olympic park to watch the Boxing see you RAT

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

@ pacquiao eats rats and cats
You are talking about the rehydration clause he asked for over 2 years ago I D I O T. That is no longer beeing asked for. You are a proper fool and you are looking a bigger joke every second.
Pac agreed to RBT no cut off but Fraud Willnever has come up with more excuses since then. stop l;iving in the past and using old excuses to protect Fraud Willnever.
Still waiting for your answer to my questions

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@anonymous… why is it that pacquiao is still using a rehydration clause for mayweather ??? pac went up to 150 to fight margarito, pacquiao has been fight at the ww for how long now? just face it pacquiao asked for a 10million demand and mayweather said yes,mayweather aked pacquiao for osbt with no cutoff and pacquiao said no!fact! and why did it take pacquiao so long to agree??

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@rusty the clown …. did hbo release the ppv numbers ???? how in the world can you justify a 50/50 split with mayweather? pacquiao just lost, he’s not a champ,he has no belt, his ppv sales are no where near what mayweather ppv are, he look like some garbage and many felt he lost aganist marquez,he’s not even making what mayweather is making now, so how can he get a 50/50 split? pls tell me professor!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

@ pacquiao eats rats and cats
nOT BAD CONSIDERING HE IS NUMBER 2 IN SPORTS EARNINGS. KEEP HATING HATER

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

@ pacquiao eats rats and cats
When has Pac used a rehydration clause?? I will tell you when Not recently only when he had jumped 2 weight divisions to fight the best WW at the time FACT. The REQUEST YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT FOR GETTING MONEY FOR EACH POUND mAYWEATHER WMIGHT OF BEEN OVER WAS AGAIN BECAUSE HE WAS NOT A RAEL ww IT WAS OVER 2 YEARS AGO AND ALSO AFTER THE FACT mAYNEVER WAS OVER AGAINST LIGHT WEIGHT MARQUEZ.
yOU LOVE LIVING IN THE PAST. yOU ARE YET TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW WHY YOU CAN NOT?? BECASUE YOUR TRUTH IS THE TRUTH OF LIARS.
aS FOR pAC ASKING MOSLEY TO TAKE THE TEST, WHY SHOULD HE THE GOVERNING BODY DO THAT. THE ONLY REASON mAYNEVER ASKS FOR IT ( oRTIZ NEVER TOOK IT NOR DID mARQUEZ ) IS TO PROTECT HIS DEFAMATION CASE.
I AM ANONYMOUS AS i CAN NO LONGER BE BOTHERED TO WASTE TIME ENTERING A NAME UNLIKE IDIOTS LIKE YOU

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@ymmas… says..
Do you really think the Pacman is dumb? yes i really do! first all he lets bob arums controls every part of his life. he cant or dosent want to promote himself, he pays golden boy and top rank, he wont buy out of his contract with top rank. he lets bob arum tells him whats good and what s not good for him. lets just face it pacquiao just isnt too bright. hes always been a media creation!!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

i think we all know who the clown is here my friend and the fingers are DEFINITLY pointing at you! haha

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

900k ppv i think youll find mug! haha believing everything we read are you?
so what are pacs options you say……..Mayweather if he mans up or Retirement, either way he doesnt need cotto (your lover i ma thinking) he has already destroyed him! and you say he fought marquez at 146, ok so why is cotto not dropping to 146 if its no big deal? he has fought at 140 as a world champion in the past so there should be no worries for him!

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@ RUSTY THE CLOWN, COTTO EVEN SAID HE WOULD FIGHT PACQUIAO @150, AND GUESS WHAT?? PACQUIAO SAID NO!! PACQUIAO IS IIRRELEVANT!! WHAT ARE HIS OPTIONS??? MARQUEZ 4??

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@RUSTY THE CLOWN…. ITS NOT ABOUT PACQUIAO ANYMORE, HE’S IRRELEVANT! HE JUST LOST, HE’S NOT A CHAMP,HAS NO BELT, PPV ONLY DID 600K BUYS.RUSTY SAYS .. why does cotto need to fight at 154? pac never has! yet cotto has fought most his career as low as 140! why is it now a problem to cotto? because he lost badly to pac and needs an excuse!! LOOK COTTO FIGHTS AT 154 WHAT’S THE PROBLEM…PACQUIAO HAD NO PROBLEM FIGHTING A 38YR OLD MARQUEZ @146
……

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

your posts are nothing short of comical mate! go learn some knowledge of boxing then come back and discuss fool!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

why does cotto need to fight at 154? pac never has! yet cotto has fought most his career as low as 140! why is it now a problem to cotto? because he lost badly to pac and needs an excuse!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

why does cotto need to fight at 154? pac never has! yet cotto has fought plenty of world class fighters as low as 140! why is it NOW a disadvantage to cotto? because he lost and needs an excuse!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

oh get a clue man! why does cotto need to fight at 154? pac never has yet cotto has fought plenty of world class fighters as low as 140!!! why is suddenly NOW a disadvantage to cotto? because he lost and needs an excuse?

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@ANONYMOUS…YOUR NAME SAY’S IT ALL! YOU WANT TO BE KEPT IN THE CLOSET. YOU ANSWER ME THIS PROFESSOR ,WHY DOSE PACQUIAO USES REHYDRATION CLAUSES?????? HIM AND MAYWEATHER BOTH FIGHT AT THE 147 LIMIT YET HE WANTS 10 MILLION PER LB AND THEY BOTH FIGHT AT THE SAME WW DIVISON? DID PACQUIAO ASK FOR MOSLEY TO BE TESTED AND MOSLEY IS A KNOWN STEROID USER???? OR DID HE JUST MAKE THAT UP FOR MAYWEATHER?

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

let me make it simple mug! if they both retire tomorrow then Cotto’s mediocre career is completely overshadowed by Pacs and thats a statistical FACT! so why the h3ll does pac need cotto? explain that

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

@rusty.. hey clown where dose pacquiao go from here. he’s fought marquez 3 time and might be a forth, yet he cant fight cotto @154 OR 150???? PACQUIAO NEEDS COTTO, ON THE OTHER HAND COOTO HAS GOT CANELO@154 MARTINEZ@154 OR A REMATCH WITH MAYWEATHER @154…. PACQUIAO WHO? PACQUIAO IS IRRELEVANT!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

wheres all the arguments saying “cotto tries to slow pac down by making him gain weight for a fight” this whole weight thing is BS!!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

wheres all the arguments saying “cotto tries to slow pac down by making him gain weight for a fight” this whole weight thing is total fuuuuucking BS!!!

Posted August 7, 2012  


Rusty2

m,ost of cottos victories were fought below 154 anyway so weight drained is a BS excuse for a fighter who just simply got beat by the better fighter in pac

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

@ pacquiao eats rats and cats

Name the fights were pacquiao has had catch weights and come up with a reason why not. Who are these fighters that Pacquiao has made to drain? I only know of Oscar but it was him who chose the Weight to fight at not Pacquiao.
Obviously by your name you are a hater and you are very dumb

Posted August 7, 2012  


YMMAS

If Cotto accepts the offer what can you do? Of course nothing. Actually, it”s none of your business because your not the concerned persons in this case. Money talks and surely Cotto will not listen to you. Simple hehehe

Posted August 7, 2012  


pacquiao eats rats and cats

BECAUSE THAT’S THE ONLY WAY FOR PACQUIAO TO BEAT COTTO IS TO DRAIN HIM….NOTHING NEW, THAT’S WHAT PACQUIAO IS GOOD AT WEIGHT DRAINING.CATCHWEIGHT,REHYDRATION CLAUSES… OH BOY YOU ASK THAT CAVEMAN FOR SOMETHING AND HE FAINTS!!! SIR ME NO CAN DO THAT.

Posted August 7, 2012  


skinnysteve

pacquiao is on a 2 fight loosing streak now he wants another catch weight fight pacquiao is a bum

Posted August 7, 2012  


Insider

@englishdunked its up to Pac what he comes in at but Cotto shoudl be able to fight at his weight, Look Floyd came in at 147 and still made light work of Cotto at 154lb.

Thing is Pac dont take chances like people seem to think he does hes had an easy ride, thanks to Arum and Roach

Posted August 7, 2012  


123

Pacman needed the catch weight a few years ago because his was a small welterweight. But now no more catch weights are needed to fight within the junior middleweight division. Pacman weighed @ 147 lbs by choice during his last fight. I’m confident that he will be able to gain an extra 3 lbs to 150lbs before the weigh in and then hydrate to 152lbs on fight night.

He will still have a speed advantage against his opponents especially if they weight in @ 154 and hydrate to 164 on fight night. If Mayweather can handle fighting a larger opponent Pacman should be able to deal with it too.

However fighting a larger opponent with true hand speed and huge punching output & power can become a real problem for Manny.

Posted August 7, 2012  


englishdunked

erm let me look at this situation here why is it fair for Pacman to move up that far in weight but it isn’t fair for cotto to move down in weight? Cotto is the one on the outside looking in and if given this fight it’s a bonus to him cause he hasn’t really earned it after losing to Pacquio and Mayweather so to me he has no bark in this fight . meeting in the middle seems fair enough

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

@ boxing fan

If you need an honest answer you have to be able to accept it. But I doubt that as you seem to think Pac has never been an elite fighter LMAO Barrera, Morrales, Marquez, Hatton and Cotto plus his demolition of Bradley.
Pac has won 8 weight divisions and hit the wall at 150 which he said he would not fight at again. What more do you want from a guy of his size?? to fight at heavy weight

Posted August 7, 2012  


Anonymous

Obviously the writer ant the Pac haters never watched the Pac vs Margarito fight and in a interview after he said he would not fight above 147lb, so its pretty simple really.
Stop hating hatrs

Posted August 7, 2012  


rolando maranba

why chris williams hates MANNY PACQUIAO SO MUCH? pls w8t for this article to come out…see how jealous, hates, insecurity and the history why he always wrote an article against MANNY THE GREAT.

Posted August 7, 2012  


tarugo

JameB says:
August 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm
to the writer and haters .. if you are all sick and tired of Pacquiao, why all the write-ups, comments and rantings?

Are you not tired? just keep on ranting as if you have a say in what happens in the boxing world .. guess what? NADA … ZILCH .. ZERO .. LOSERS …

enjoy your miserable lives …
——————————————-

Agree 1,000x

Posted August 7, 2012  


Joe Miller

Here you are again Cris w. you are famous on this site as “The Biggest IDIOT ” around.

Posted August 7, 2012  


Ziggy

To funny! All the pacfans trying to justify a catchweight… Manny and Arum have made it that much more difficult to defend your idol. Floyd wants no excuses and fights everybody at their weight and has never drained anybody from their comfort zone to prove that he is the BEST while Manny and Bob just keep justifying what us “floydiots” have been saying all along…

Posted August 7, 2012  


chuck mc gregor

reason pacquiao is really a 140 pounder. would you like him to fight a heavyweight next.

Posted August 7, 2012  


YT.85

Its just a BIG decision for Pacquiao. Miguel is a much better boxer then he was in 09, so Pac can see Cotto as a very tough opponent who already faced him before.

Posted August 7, 2012  


Gmgonzales3130@yahoo.com

@boxing fan u still give a eff about that fight. Only the fanboys care about that ish. There will be boxing after mayweather and pacquiao leaves the game

Posted August 6, 2012  


hec27

Cotto will knock out the little pactart if they fight at 150. Cotto gave mayweather a whooping. And Pac needs to fight at catchweight… so sad. Mayweather is the best cotto second…Pac aint even near them anymore…. bring the little fella so cotto can k.o. him

Posted August 6, 2012  


boxing fan

the question is why does pacquiao still need catch weights? i would love to get an honest answer from a pacquiao fan. i mean i really like manny as a person but as a fighter he has never in my eyes been an elite fighter. due to the drama behind his fights. never heads up.

and arum has killed this guy and robbed him at the same time. sorry manny your time is up. oh by the way he will fight floyd mayweather within a year guaranteed. there is no other money option for bob arum.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Flash Attax

This would actually be a great fight! I’m not a fan of pacmans’s catchweights but at the same time, he is smaller than mayweather, margo and cotto so it makes sense that he fights at 150. Anyway, Arum is just using catchweights to fire the debate and hype the fight as usual.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Anonymous

Because they know what Cotto would do to the steroidchamp.

Posted August 6, 2012  


quikong86

I agree completely with the article, they should do away with catch weights completely. I’m not a FMJ fan but when he fought Cotto they fought at his weight class (154), and that enhance his legacy even further. Floyds’ a natural welter so instead of demanding a catchweight he just came in weighing 150lbs. somewhere he was comfortable. In my opinion, pacquiao should fight Cotto at 154 and just come in where he’s comfortable. Having manny fight Cotto at a catchweight at 150 just makes manny look scared, and gives people a reason to delegitimize his career.

Posted August 6, 2012  


rumble

Dont do it Cotto, you fought him @ his wt. Now if he wants to fight you again. Have him come up to your wt this time to fight you.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Chris William Idiot

why u chris always writing an article about pacman?? i know ur pac hater but all of your article is none sense..dont u get that pacman was the only fighter who have won in eight division??? compared to flydiot..floyd has nothing compared to pacman..pac will smash the face of floyd untill hes begging foe his life to pacquiao..the only thing that floyd could win when the judges will get blind again..

Posted August 6, 2012  


Badhusker

Pactards: How do you think a fight with Floyd vs Cotto would go if Cotto was forced to cut down to 145 like he was for Pac?

Even Bradley has more balls than Pac. He is a 140lber, but offered to fight Cotto at 154. So did the Ghost (Guerrero). Pac is looking like a chick these days, avoiding Mayweather and still begging for catch weights. Might as well be safe and fight the 40 yr old JMM so judges can fix it again.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Jab

I believe Mayweather weighed 151 pounds against Cottot not 154. As for Pacquiao, he publicly stated that he would stay at 147. So I don’t understand why Arum would think Pacquiao would consider fighting at 150.

More significant to the sport of boxing, is the newly formed promotional company by Mayweather and 50 cents. Why isn’t there any speculation about this venture?

Also, with all the mind games about Mayweather deteriorating because he couldn’t eat the food or excersies, he looked pretty good when released from jail!

Posted August 6, 2012  


edone

Anonymous u sound like a fool cotto should be brave enough , first off when it comes to dawson and ward , dawsons coming down to fight at an official weight class 168 pds wtf is 150 non existing , made up class and since pacman already beat cotto already pretty bad shouldn’t pac be the brave one and fight cotto at a weight class where cotto’s at his best not weight drained like when mayweather fought him he fought him with no advantage , and at this point cotto has many options he could fight a rematch with mayweather , fight canelo he really doesn’t need pac and pac doesn’t have to many options fighting cotto at cotto’s weight makes it interesting draining him doesn’t. If not cotto who jmm 5 that’s getting tried bradley borning , mayweather best choice but pacman doesn’t seem to want it , if u ask me pacman is the coward fighting pretty much everyone with names at a draining condition not at their best fighting for titles not at the official weight but at his made up weight class now that’s a bs way to win a title weaking a fighter using a lame excuse like am a smaller man if u feel like u too small then don’t fight punk

Posted August 6, 2012  


Anonymous

If Chad Dawson can come down from 178 lbs. to 168 lbs. (a 10 lb. difference) to face Andre Ward, then Miguel Cotto should be brave enough to come down from 154 lbs. to 150 lbs. (just 4 lbs.), if Cotto wants this fight, and agrees to this!

Posted August 6, 2012  


pactards r retards

Pacman is over and irrelevant. Fullstop. He has no personality.

Posted August 6, 2012  


aNONIMO

I dont care about the catchweigth……Im just tired of people sayin pacman is small……..He is 5’7 damnnnn…….he is not 5’4…….

Posted August 6, 2012  


MoneyMan209

Ryan -

I find it hard to believe you’re still here defending Pacquiao and all of the moves he makes. He just lost to Tim Bradley and you’re ok with him fighting Cotto, WHO JUST LOST ALSO, instead of a rematch with Bradley?

It’s obvious that he, along with the rest of TR Promotions, are involved in their ponzi scheme to make all of TR rich and not make any legitimate fights happen.

Posted August 6, 2012  


MoneyMan209

Agreed. Pointless for him to fight at a catch-weight and then turn around and ask for 50-50. Sorry, my friend.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Dave

@rodger and all the other idiots hating
Manny fights at 147 n cotto fight at 154
Cotto has a choice to move down or fight someone else.
End of story. Manny is the champ at “147″ not 154
Cotto is just a chump contender scared of Alvarez

Posted August 6, 2012  


Dave

Ummmm……
maybe cuz Manny fights at 147.
I’m not a big Manny fan but we all know if you wanna face him its going to be at his weight class.

Posted August 6, 2012  


yard

@Ryan Dunn. Floyd is the same size at manny they both come in 147 or 148 days of fights. Floyd took on delahoya and cotto 154 with no.catch weights manny is allowed tooo many excuses.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Barberek

…The Catch weight king is in rare form! Just fight JMM AGAIN QUAKIAO THE COWARD! No one is bending to your rules for a simple payday anymore! YOU’RE DONE!! If you can’t fight Cotto at 150lbs., then you’re a COWARD who needs a handicap! And for the Packla fans who insist that Floyd moved up in weight to “duck” Packla, If you feel that, then Packla moved up in weight to DUCK Joan Guzman! Take that Pactards!

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

MANNY PACQUIAO SAYS IN AN INTERVIEW IN THE PHILIPPINES THAT HE CAN FIGHT ANYBODY FOR AS LONG AS HE HAS WITH EQUAL WEIGHT. YOU CANNOT BLAME HIM ON CATCHWEIGHT BUT AT TIMES HE FIGHTS BIGGER AND TALLER GUYS FOR SIMPLE REASON KNOWING THAT HE CAN BEAT HIM LIKE OSCAR DE LA HOYA, JOSHUA CLOTTEY AND ANTONIO MARGARITO.LET’S ALL REMEMBER THAT THERE’S ALWAYS AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE AND MANNY PACQUIAO HIMSELF KNOWS HIS CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY ESPECIALLY IN PROFESSIONAL BOXING.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

CATCHWEIGHT IS NECESSARY TO MAKE SAME LEVEL OF WEIGHT AT WEIGH IN. IT HAPPENED IN MANY PREVIOUS FIGHTS. ONE GOOD JUSTIFIABLE REASON: A FLYWEIGHT CANNOT FIGHT AN HEAVYWEIGHT!

Posted August 6, 2012  


rodger

Cris is right. If a boxer cannot make the weight limit retire that the best

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

IN MY OWN POINT OF VIEW, MANNY PACQUIAO IS A BETTER FIGHTER THAN FLOYD MAYWEATHER JUDGING FROM ONE COMMON OPPONENT WHICH IS MIGUEL COTTO.

JUSTIFICATION:

MANNY PACQUIAO DEFEATED MIGUEL COTTO BY STOPPAGE OR TKO

FLOYD MAYWEATHER DEFEATED MIGUEL COTTO BY A UNANIMOUS

DECISION. THIS IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AS CLEAR AS THE OCEAN WATER.

Posted August 6, 2012  


keep it 100

Either way, cotto’a scared. Pac is more live than may. Do you really think cotto can move around the ring wit pac after that last fight?

Posted August 6, 2012  


Floyd’s On Roids

First of all, Manny Pacquiao made it clear that he will no longer fight above the 147 lbs. weight limit!

2nd, Miguel Cotto has every right to refuse any catchweight!

Posted August 6, 2012  


eddie g

I think Cotto would fight at 150 but Don Arum is going to keep Pac’s fight in house as usual. Bring JMM again.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

IF ANYONE TRULY DEFEATS MANNY PACQUIAO ON THE RING, THERE IS AN UPROAR WORLDWIDE AND UNYIELDING PRAISE. MY QUESTION IS: WHY THERE IS NONE AND ALMOST EVERYBODY IS SILENT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FEW WHO DISLIKE MANNY PACQUIAO. SOMETIMES COMMON SENSE MAKES SENSE, ISN’T IT?

Posted August 6, 2012  


Ryan Dunn

Manny is a smaller guy. Cotto is a bigger guy. They meet in the middle again, this time Cotto is closer to his natural weight, and Manny is further out of his comfort zone than he ought to be fighting at.

Same as when he fought Margarito.

Manny could never come in at a full 154 on fight night (probably won’t hit 150 either), which is the OPPOSITE of using PED’s; If he was freely taking hGH or steroids, it would be much easier to get to a bigger weight.

Am I wrong?

…ryan

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

MANNY PACQUIAO DID NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE DECISION WHEN HE WAS DEFEATED BY JUDGES DECISION AGAINST TIMOTHY BRADLEY KNOWING THAT HE CAN EASILY REDEEM HIS LOST PRESTIGUE AND VALOR.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

ASK ALL PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS INCLUDING LENOX LEWIS, SUGAR RAY LEONARD, WINKY WRIGHT, LARRY HOLMES, EVANDER HOLYFIELD AND LOT MORE INCLUDING DEFEATED EX-CHAMPION BEATEN BY MANNY WHO IS THE MOST EXCITING FIGHTER TO THIS DATE. THEY HAVE ONE COMMON VOICE: IT IS “MANNY PACQUIAO”

Posted August 6, 2012  


WTF!!!!!!!!

Chris is just trying to make a argument for Mayweather ! Floyd is going up in weight and to keep everyone from saying Floyd is running to a higher weight – which he is ?? He is starting to promote why can’t this guy that is naturally smaller “Manny” just keep going up until Floyd feels comfortable and say OK I have enough reasons and advantages to finally fight him ! This BS is getting old ! Floyd I’m a American and I say your a coward – period ! If Manny again does what you couldn’t against Cotto your running ! SAD !!

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

YOU SEE IF MANNY PACQUIAO IS TRULY DEFEATED BY TIMOTHY BRADLEY, WHY IS IT THAT MANNY PACQUIAO BOXING WORLD STATUS STILL REMAINS THE SAME TO THIS DATE? HE IS STILL A HOT COMMODITY. WAKE UP YOUR MIND MATES.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

EVEN TIMOTHY BRADLEY DOESN’T KNOW HE WON THE FIGHT AGAINST MANNY PACQUIAO. HE KEPT SAYING: “IT IS NOT HIS FAULT”. WHAT IS THAT MEAN TO YOU?

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mang Ambo

ANY OPPONENT WHO FIGHTS MANNY PACQUIAO WOULD MAKE TOO MUCH MONEY. MANY BOXERS ARE INTERESTED BECAUSE OF IT AND SOME ARE SCARED INCLUDING FLOYD MAYWEATHER WHO MAKES TON OF EXCUSES NOT TO MAKE THE FIGHT HAPPENED.

Posted August 6, 2012  


the real boxing fan

dumb writer,why did oscar imposed catchweight during his carrer?to even the playing field…it would be an outright mismatch when the weight difference during fight is about 30 to 35 pounds!
specially if the natural weight of one of the fighter is at weight limit!

Posted August 6, 2012  


Muddogg

It’s a NON title fight people!! Catch weights r normal in non title fight!! So why is everyone complaining!

Posted August 6, 2012  


mark.

because pacquiao cant go up anymore. he is an 8 weight champion. at least when he has a catchweight he sticks to it. mayweather doesnt.

Posted August 6, 2012  


BOXER-PUNCHER

Let’s get something straight KO! First of all Pacman hasn’t “KO”d anyone since Ricky Hatton! So dismiss your nonsense about pacman knocking out all future opponents and be real! 147 fighters are different than the lighter weight classes for pacman to KO unless he weight drains them with his famous catchweights! And if pacman is so good that he can beat cotto at any weight class, why doesn’t he fight him right at 154 like Mayweather did? Instead of trying to weight drain Cotto down to a catchweight of 150 again…..

Posted August 6, 2012  


pactards r retards

Regardless of who won between pac v Bradley the fact is officially pac lost and that loss left him with no belt and a career that is rapidly declining. He has lost credibility since all the marQuez fights. His best come back will be to accept whatever pennies mayweather offers him and hope to win the fight. Then he can demand whatever he wants right now he has no belt and very little relevance.

Posted August 6, 2012  


yard

@ko…. if what you say is true then why does manny need a catchweight. then why not face him at 154 pounds like floyd did<<<<< just a bunch of rambling like always with no intelegent point as usual.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Dr .yoko mohoyo

Cotto will kick paquiao butt left and right this time any boxer ho want catch weights to win a fight is nat a real champ

Posted August 6, 2012  


mervalcaraz

how about this cris!!!!
libwaba KO, barera TKO retires after, morales TKO retires after, diaz KO retires after, hatton KO retires after..take note mr. cris..these boxers KO by manny was in their prime when manny passed them..did Floid did manny does? a big NO.. cris you better had check your brain filipinos is all over your brain get your life back..

Posted August 6, 2012  


Dr. Aki Bola, Esq.

Because he is at most a 147 fighter but he has cleaned out the division except for Mayweather. I have no problem with catchweights, there is nothing magical about 147 or 154, they are just random numbers with no significance. Why not 146 and 156?

However, if the governing bodies say if it is a catchweight, it can not be a title fight, that is fair also.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Hector Gonzalez

if Pacquiao came in at 147 and Cotto at 150. Pacquiao would still KO cotto, you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

ARUM CAN NEVER CONVINCE COTTO TO THE ENTER THE LAND OF THE KING DRAGON AGAIN. THE FIRST BRUTAL BEATING HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL STAY WITH COTTO FOR HIS LIFETIME. FLOYD MAYCOWARD DOES NOT WANT TO EXPERIENCE WHAT COTTO HAS EXPERIENCED.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

PACQUIOA WILL KO ALL HIS FUTURE OPPONENTS UNTIL HE RETIRES AND LIVES HAPPILY THEREAFTER.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

THE ONE AND ONLY THE TEN TIMES WORLD CHAMPION…MANNY PACQUIOA.

THE ONE AND ONLY THE EIGHT-DIVISION CHAMPION…MANNY PACQUIOA.

NOBODY CAN BEAT THAT, NOBODY.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

BEST OF ALL TIMES…MANNY PACQUIOA…BEST OF ALL TIMES.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

COTTO CAN WEIGH AT ANY WEIGHT: 140-154 AND PACQUIOA WILL JUST REPEAT THE HISTORY.

FLOYD IS SO SCARED TO GET KNOCKED OUT BY MANNY PACQUIOA SO HE WILL COME UP WITH ANOTHER EXCUSE SOON. MARK MY WORDS.

Posted August 6, 2012  


K.O.

TRUE KING OF BOXING? MANNY PACQUIOA

CHEAP SHOTS KING? FLOYD

FRAUD KING? FLOYD

COTTO? BEAT UP BY KING MANNY PACQUIAO

BRADLEY? ALSO BEAT UP BY KING MANNY PACQUIOA, TOO.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Mannyallday

What the whole point for a Pacquiao Vs Cotto II is just gonna b the same… Because Manny is to fast for Cotto! 154 i still think Manny will stop Cotto again.

Posted August 6, 2012  


john

there should also be a huge asterick next to his fight against margarito where the 154 pound title was at stake and pac fought as a welterweight while also making margarito go down in weight,in other words he fought for the title at the 154 pound class but didn’t have to weigh like a jr middleweight instead fought as a welterweight,that there is a joke of a fight and a ridiculous way to fight for a title,huge asterick right there..*********

Posted August 6, 2012  


zap371

Nothing wrong with it. Bob Arum is smart; he set Manny up for success and made them both tons of money.

Posted August 6, 2012  


zap371

Yes Catchweight King

Posted August 6, 2012  


messi

Fight cotto at the weight,or fight some fu#ker else ! Maybe
Arum can rig the fight with Jmm again

Posted August 6, 2012  


zap371

Because Pacman is the catchweight King. Who knows what would’ve happened had Cotto fought with a trainer in his corner and at his full welterweight. Top rank deserves a lot of credit as they made Pacquiao and set him up for success.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Tauj

Just have the stupid Bradley rematch and get that crap over with.

Posted August 6, 2012  


eddie g

This is for no belt so who cares what weight they come in at.

Posted August 6, 2012  


JameB

to the writer and haters .. if you are all sick and tired of Pacquiao, why all the write-ups, comments and rantings?

Are you not tired? just keep on ranting as if you have a say in what happens in the boxing world .. guess what? NADA … ZILCH .. ZERO .. LOSERS …

enjoy your miserable lives …

Posted August 6, 2012  


JameB

You all funny … enjoy Chris Williams

Posted August 6, 2012  


Nate 2011

Pacquiao-Cotto I: WBO Welterweight(147lb)title; Catchweight;145
Pacquiao-Cottp II: (Pending); No title, at Jr.Middleweight(154lbs); Catchweight;150lbs.
Your guess is as good as mine Chris!

Posted August 6, 2012  


Ricardo

if Pacquiao is so good why would he need a catch weight? in the first fight of Pac vs Cotto, Pac drained Cotto to bad now he wants to do it again. I think he should man up and fight at the weight class and be a true champ. if the little boy cant make weight then turn in the belt. oh and BTW I think after this mayweather fight vs Cotto I think Cotto would KO Pacquiao at 154.

Posted August 6, 2012  


omsssss

Never seen a more hyped fighter in history, Arum= great marketing guru, pac=fraud

Posted August 6, 2012  


the figthah*

Mayweather vs Cotto is a good rematch, left Floyda busted nose!

Posted August 6, 2012  


the figthah*

Pac vs Cotto is a mismatch no matter what weight they can make!!!

Posted August 6, 2012  


Jeff41

No point for a Cotto rematch. Even if Cotto fights at 160lbs, he’ll still be stopped by Pacman. Manny is too fast for him. Marquez would be a great match. No rematch with Bradley necessary either. The first one was too one sided.

Posted August 6, 2012  


DuckWalk

This guy is a flat out FRAUD. Mr. 8 Div Weight-Class Chump. His 8th was a vacant Jr MW title-154lbs earned at a 150lb catchweight against a guy who had been banned for a year for cheating. The Pac-Man, flat out fraud.

Posted August 6, 2012  


Rome

agreed.

Posted August 6, 2012  


BUTE BUSTER

roids

Posted August 6, 2012  



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