Cotto will be in shock against Mayweather
By Dan Ambrose: When you take a fighter and stop putting him in with the best opposition and then all of a sudden put him in with a quality fighter, bad things happen. I see WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto being that fighter who will experience a lot of pain and embarrassment when he faces unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th.
Cotto used to be a really good fighter, but he took punishment against fights against Shane Mosley, Joshua Clottey, Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao, losing to Margarito and Pacquiao.
Cotto isn’t the same fighter he once was and his promoter Bob Arum has kept him winning in the last couple of years with soft matchmaking. It’s worked like a charm, because Cotto has won his last three fights and looked good in each of the fights. However, the soft matchmaking is going away on May 5th when Cotto fights Mayweather Jr. and I think he’s going to be like a fish out of water in that fight and won’t know what to do. Maybe that’s why Arum stopped putting Cotto in with good opposition because he might have suspected that Cotto is a shot fighter and would go to pieces against good opposition. We’re going to see Cotto struggle against Mayweather and I can’t see it going well for him at all.
Cotto has beaten Yuri Foreman, Ricardo Mayorga and Antonio Margarito in his last three fights, and that tells you all you need to know. Arum stopped matching Cotto against good fighter and has kept him on career life support with the matchmaking he’s done for him.
Mayweather is going to take Cotto apart with his pin point counter punching and his machine gun combinations. Cotto won’t be able to handle Mayweather’s talent and will quickly go to pieces literally against him. The fight is being hyped big time but I see it as a mismatch.