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Mayweather would easily beat Cotto in a rematch

Floyd Mayweather Jr Miguel CottoBy Dan Ambrose: If WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto fights an immediate rematch with Miguel Cotto, he’ll likely completely dominate Cotto to where he won’t win one round. The reason for this is because Mayweather fought Cotto’s fight in order to give the boxing fans their money’s worth on pay per view and at the fight.

Mayweather said he wanted to go toe-to-toe with Cotto to impress the fans and that’s what he did. Mayweather impressed fans by trading with Cotto the entire fight until the last three rounds when Mayweather decided to box him.

The Mayweather-Cotto fight reminded me a lot of the first fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran in June 1980 in which Leonard fought Duran’s fight by choosing to slug with him instead of using his boxing skills to pound out a decision. It really cost Leonard because he took a lot of punishment in a 15 round unanimous decision loss. In the rematch held five months later, Leonard went back to his boxing skills and was able to dominated and stop Duran in the 8th when he pulled a no mas and walked out of the ring.

In a rematch, Mayweather Jr. won’t make the mistake of trying to slug with Cotto in a one-on-one battle like he did last Saturday night, and instead will box from the outside. Cotto will be in big trouble of Mayweather chooses to give him a rematch because Mayweather now knows that he can’t afford to get into a war with Cotto and he won’t even try it.

Cotto showed in the last four rounds against Mayweather that he doesn’t have the stamina to fight for a full 12 rounds. Mayweather will box Cotto like he did in the last four rounds and rarely give him a chance to land anything significant. Mayweather Jr. will end up clowning Cotto, and showing him who the boss is int his fight.

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