Roger Mayweather: Cotto won’t be able to do s**t with Floyd
By Dan Ambrose: Roger Mayweather, the uncle and trainer for WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr., doesn’t see WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto as any kind of threat to Mayweather Jr. in their upcoming May 5th fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to news from the examiner.com.
Roger points to Cotto’s previous losses to Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito, as well as his questionable win over Shane Mosley as proof that Cotto won’t even be competitive against Mayweather Jr.
Roger told writer Chris Robinson at examiner.com “He [Cotto] can’t do s*** with him [Mayweather], because he don’t know s***. You seen Pacquiao whoop his a**, didn’t you? Shane Mosley whooped his a***, too. I thought he should have got the decision but they were fighting in New York, that’s why he didn’t get it.”
Well, it’s hard to disagree with anything Roger is saying. Pacquiao sure did whip Cotto pretty bad, and I thought Mosley deserved a decision but I wasn’t surprised when he didn’t get it. The fight was held in Madison Square Garden, in New York in 2007, and the east coast is where Cotto has most fans. Mosley probably needed a knockout to win no matter what he did in that fight. He was up against it in that fight in terms of being the visiting fighter.
Cotto isn’t nearly as skilled as Mayweather and it’s going to be really tough for him to do much. If Pacquiao was able to make it look easy beating Cotto, then imagine what Mayweather will be able to do with him. This fight may not be competitive at all, period unless Cotto comes up with some new trick to use to try and land some of his big shots. Hitting Mayweather on a consistent basis won’t be easy because he’s so good at getting out of the way of shots. Cotto will have to take some steam off of his shots in order to land them and once he stops punching with power then he’ll be a very average fighter.