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Cotto’s going to get whooped by Floyd like last time, says Roger Mayweather

cotto3436By Chris Williams: With it now looking now looking more and more like Floyd Mayweather Jr will be moving up to middleweight to take on WBC 160lb champion Miguel Cotto for his WBC title in his next fight on May 2nd, Mayweather’s trainer/uncle Roger Mayweather sees little Floyd handling Cotto much better in their rematch than he did in their previous fight in 2012.

Mayweather won that fight by a 12 round unanimous decision by the scores 118-110, 117-111 and 117-111.

Mayweather was hoping to get a fight against the 36-year-old Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao, but that fight is likely to be shelved for this time around due to Pacquiao’s short deadline of January 31st for Mayweather to agree to a contract that is still incomplete. Mayweather can’t agree to a contract that doesn’t exist, and he can’t agree to things that Showtime and HBO are still hashing out.

Roger Mayweather sees Floyd improving on his performance against Cotto in their last fight in the same way that Mayweather improved in his second fight against Marcos Maidana recently. Roger sees Floyd making the proper adjustments needed for him to him to whip Cotto’s backside in the second fight.

“He’s going to get his [backside] whooped just like he did the last time,” Roger said via Hustleboss. “He can’t [expletive] with Floyd. He already knows he can’t whoop Floyd. The second time he [Maidana] got his [backside] smashed. Cotto’s going to get the same thing.”

The Cotto fight will be Mayweather’s plan-B option after Pacquiao pulls out of the negotiations next Saturday, January 31st. It’s the perfect plan-B for Mayweather, because Cotto is a huge pay-per-view star in the United States, and a fight against him will likely bring in close to 1.6 million buys on Showtime PPV, especially if Mayweather’s adviser Al Haymon adds some of his many stars in his stable to the card. Haymon has a ton of talented stars that he can add to the Mayweather-Cotto card that will make it a tremendous success.

You can bet that Mayweather will focus on moving more against Cotto in the rematch, because with the fight taking place at 160, likely without a catch-weight, it’ll make it more necessary for Mayweather to avoid getting hit by Cotto.

At 160, Cotto is a lot stronger than he was when he was fighting at junior middleweight and at welterweight. Additionally, Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach has Cotto throwing more left hooks at this weight, and his left hook is by far his most devastating punch in his arsenal. Mayweather will want to avoid getting hit with those shots at all costs in order to avoid punishment.

Pacquiao’s plan B options are far less appealing if he can’t get the Mayweather fight. Pacquiao is looking at the possibility of him fighting Amir Khan, Jessie Vargas, Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov. Khan and Vargas are considered the two leading possibilities.

It wouldn’t be surprising if the Pacquiao-Khan fight fails to get made, and Pacquiao winds up facing Vargas, one of his promoter Bob Arum’s Top Rank stable fighters. But even if the Pacquiao-Khan fight takes place, it’s not going to be a huge fight in the U.S because Khan isn’t well-known with the casual boxing fans.

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