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GIRRI

THE BEST THING FOR COTTO AND HIS FAMILY TO BE HAPPY AND HAVE A FULL LIFE IS NOT TO FIGHT PACQUIAO.

LOOK WHAT FLOYD, JR. IS DOING SINCE 2008, DUCKING PACQUIAO IS THE BEST THING TO DO. FLOYD, JR. IS STILL HEALTHY AND RICH.

COTTO AND FLOYD JR. CAN CONTINUE THEIR BOXING CAREER WITHOUT A PAC FIGHT.

FOR BOTH OF THEM TO FIGHT PAC IS TO RUIN THEIR RESPECTIVE BOXING CAREERS.

Posted October 8, 2012 5:53 am 


OCTAVIUS72

Good for Cotto and his people for not being a PUPPET for these two!!!!!!

Posted October 6, 2012 6:19 pm 


Jason

Do you even watch the guy (PAC) fight??

Posted October 6, 2012 2:39 pm 


Jason

Some beauty’s on here. Lol!

Posted October 6, 2012 2:37 pm 


Jason

Real talk – seriously … Are you really saying that ??? Have you not noticed that mayweather is bigger than PAC , by a significant amount… Honest to god , there s

Posted October 6, 2012 2:36 pm 


sal.o

TO Malachi comment…You are right in a certain way about Pacquiao fighting Margarito at 154lbs but not Cotto …I am a huge fan of Pacquaio ,,but he should not be consider a 8th time world champion .fighting Margarito for the super welter weight tile should not be consider a title fight,,but then cotto should still fight Pacquiao at 150 lbs..

Posted October 6, 2012 2:04 pm 


Marquis of Queensdingleberry

arums protectionism is bad for boxing, and history. that mayweather and packy don’t fight adds an aura of corruption and manipulation to this whole time. the fans would love to see cotto take on both of his conquerors, without weakening in weight. cotto emerges as the real hero.
flody and packy are over the hill vanity artists.

Posted October 6, 2012 1:56 pm 


sal.o

Cotto has a new trainer and was offer a ton of money to fight Pacquiao and he still refuse to fight him,, do not give the excuse that Pacquiao wants the fight at 150 lbs ,,if they fought at that weight Cotto would still be the larger fighter ,,Pacquiao would probably weigh around 145LBs at fight night.. Cotto was offer $6million to $13million depends who you listen to ,,but he is fighting Trout for $1.5 million…….

Posted October 6, 2012 1:45 pm 


Realtalk

Jason so it’s ok to get the advantage but not for someone to try to do the same! We all know if he wanted he could do 154, Mayweather went up to 154 twice!

Posted October 6, 2012 12:23 pm 


jason

papo – there were two actually, well three including marquez (144), but that was for his advantage, and he wanted the fight…..
But in your whole argument you are completely ignoring the fact that pac was going up the divisions, at the time of the cotto fight, only two fights earlier (not including de la hoya where he weighed 142) he was fighting at lightweight and below…. so to ask cotto for a two pound sacrifice, when considering that pac was bring the much bigger PPV revenue ( he was the star ) , then its a far compromise, as cotto was the bigger man naturally and had reach, strength inherent advantages…. Now pac is settled at 147, he can maybe go up a bit further, but here is the crunch, pac cannot go to 154 even if he wanted too, the heaviest he has ever been on fight night was 147 – against bradley, and it was his most lethargic performance to date, so going up to 154 is physically not possible…. Cotto fight night would have a hugggge advantage at 154. Honestly do really think about things objectively.

Posted October 6, 2012 12:04 pm 


Realtalk

P he was weight drained and did not have a real trainer, now at 154 with a trainer he would beat manny

Posted October 6, 2012 11:54 am 


p

i dont understand people who cry over millionaires not getting paid enough…
who cares about Cottos wage packet
They shouldn’t even be talking about a rematch anyway cause last time was a 1 sided battering!!

Posted October 6, 2012 10:00 am 


TJ

SORRY, omitted the word BONUS from previous post!

CAN ANYONE REMEMBER the BONUS amount Uncle Bob Arum paid JOSHUA CLOTTEY for his fight with Manny Pacquiao??

This is as near a damn bribe to me as a bribe itself….

What in the heck did he pay Clottey a bonus for???

Was it to NOT throw any punches in case one landed it would damage his cashcow???

Was it for tucking up tighter than a tortoise in its shell when cold-callers come knocking, to make Pacman look like a monster???

Was it for being a human punchbag to make Pacman the highest paid fighter for what was in all intents and purposes a glorified sparring session, where one boxer was told to go on the offence and the other to play defence for 12 monotonous rounds???

It only proved one thing, that Pac looks great to casual boxing fans when he has nothing coming back at him, but also he is very basic in his thinking, in the strategies he employs and the way he goes about cutting down pacifistic opponents….

Vs, Clottey, the ageing Mosley and latterly Dinamita and Desert Storm, Pac has shown an inability to change up his tactics when Plan A is clearly not working….

It was shameful to see him looking blank and clueless, when he was outfoxed by a simple step backwards by a buzzed Sugar Shane, who was ready for the taking!

He was clearly outboxed, outsmarted and outworked by Dinamita only to get his paw raised at the end of 12 and I can’t imagine how such a devourous monster like Pacman couldn’t overwhelm a guy with not one but two BLOWN ankles?????

Something is clearly not right with the mix of his potions over the last couple of years!!!!

I would be amazed if this little dude who can take solid shots at 147 and 154 that he couldn’t take under 122 can now turn the clock back again and re-invent himself as the rampaging Pacman of old who could fight 3 minutes of each round , averaging punches in the high 80s – I deliberately omitted with crunching power, as the Ricky Hatton fight misrepresented his power ….. Pac is a volume puncher and not a one-hit knockout artist…..

The last time Pac re-invented himself was when he re-emerged as a beast and hammered Erik Morales in their last two bouts – this after being SCHOOLED at his own game of taking the fight to the master….

EL TERRIBLE schooled Pac in their first fight at in-fighting, punching in volume, going to war, boxing, ring-generalship, in fact, everything… He was more macho than Pacman in every department!!!

Since that L, Pac came out as a new and improved monster who was impervious to the hammer blows that Morales backed him up with in all of their exchanges in their first fight!!!!

It will be very interesting if Pacman can once again re-invent himself and become the human wrecking machine so many people believe he is….

For me, he has reached the end of the road for his style of fighting…. I’ve seen too many of these human dynamoes in my time and when they burn out, they have nothing left as they compromise skillsets for allout aggression….

If they can’t bully a man with superior skillsets, then it will be a long night chasing shadows for him, unless the age factor catches up with a man who next birthday will be 40 years old!!!!!!

Posted October 6, 2012 9:08 am 


TJ

CAN ANYONE REMEMBER the amount Uncle Bob Arum paid JOSHUA CLOTTEY for his fight with Manny Pacquiao??

This is as near a damn bribe to me as a bribe itself….

What in the heck did he pay Clottey a bonus for???

Was it to NOT throw any punches in case one landed it would damage his cashcow???

Was it for tucking up tighter than a tortoise in its shell when cold-callers come knocking, to make Pacman look like a monster???

Was it for being a human punchbag to make Pacman the highest paid fighter for what was in all intents and purposes a glorified sparring session, where one boxer was told to go on the offence and the other to play defence for 12 monotonous rounds???

It only proved one thing, that Pac looks great to casual boxing fans when he has nothing coming back at him, but also he is very basic in his thinking, in the strategies he employs and the way he goes about cutting down pacifistic opponents….

Vs, Clottey, the ageing Mosley and latterly Dinamita and Desert Storm, Pac has shown an inability to change up his tactics when Plan A is clearly not working….

It was shameful to see him looking blank and clueless, when he was outfoxed by a simple step backwards by a buzzed Sugar Shane, who was ready for the taking!

He was clearly outboxed, outsmarted and outworked by Dinamita only to get his paw raised at the end of 12 and I can’t imagine how such a devourous monster like Pacman couldn’t overwhelm a guy with not one but two BLOWN ankles?????

Something is clearly not right with the mix of his potions over the last couple of years!!!!

I would be amazed if this little dude who can take solid shots at 147 and 154 that he couldn’t take under 122 can now turn the clock back again and re-invent himself as the rampaging Pacman of old who could fight 3 minutes of each round , averaging punches in the high 80s – I deliberately omitted with crunching power, as the Ricky Hatton fight misrepresented his power ….. Pac is a volume puncher and not a one-hit knockout artist…..

The last time Pac re-invented himself was when he re-emerged as a beast and hammered Erik Morales in their last two bouts – this after being SCHOOLED at his own game of taking the fight to the master….

EL TERRIBLE schooled Pac in their first fight at in-fighting, punching in volume, going to war, boxing, ring-generalship, in fact, everything… He was more macho than Pacman in every department!!!

Since that L, Pac came out as a new and improved monster who was impervious to the hammer blows that Morales backed him up with in all of their exchanges in their first fight!!!!

It will be very interesting if Pacman can once again re-invent himself and become the human wrecking machine so many people believe he is….

For me, he has reached the end of the road for his style of fighting…. I’ve seen too many of these human dynamoes in my time and when they burn out, they have nothing left as they compromise skillsets for allout aggression….

If they can’t bully a man with superior skillsets, then it will be a long night chasing shadows for him, unless the age factor catches up with a man who next birthday will be 40 years old!!!!!!

Posted October 6, 2012 8:56 am 


whatever

Is Bob Arum ever going to croak? The dude’s like 85 already, how much longer can he ruin boxing?

Posted October 6, 2012 8:20 am 


Ike

I am looking forward to Cotto-Alvarez in 2013.

Posted October 6, 2012 8:13 am 


REM

Go say that to sum latins face so u can end up like Roy Jones last fight.

Posted October 6, 2012 7:35 am 


TJ

ARE WE REALLY GOING TO BELIEVE Uncle Bob Arum when he tells us he offered Miguel Cotto $13M to rematch Manny Pacquiao?

This is the same fraud who admitted, “Yesterday, I was lying and today I am telling the truth….”

Arum spins his evil web of deceit amongst his own boxers, the press, the boxing game as a whole and probably even to himself….

Personally, I wish he went back to being a government bean counter and let boxing well alone….

We certainly don’t need his lying ass muddying the waters of the noble art.

He spends hours laying awake each night thinking of new ways in which to lie and cheat his way to more money out of his fighters, whilst blaming it on anyone else but himself.

Hopefully his own web of deceit will close in on him soon and we will be able to get the fights we want at the legal weights and no more B.S. from Uncle Bob!!!!

Posted October 6, 2012 6:40 am 


TARK

If you look at how much money Cotto makes, the fact that he’s a 3-division world champion, and the fact that he’s only about 32 at the most, and fighting for a world title, then you see he’s far from irrelevant.

Posted October 6, 2012 3:53 am 


te tumbo

Cotto is no longer relevant and is little more than a glorified gatekeeper at 154lbs. IMO, he is one fight away (win or lose) from coming up one fight short of the likes of Canelo. IF he dares face Alvarez in 2013, it’ll be one fight too many for Cotto.

Posted October 6, 2012 12:53 am 


Fight Aficionado in Boston

Does Cotto still have a belt since he lost at 154 to Floyd? I’d think not. And presumably this Trout has a belt so Cotto will pick one right back up. Granted it’ll be for much less money but it’s also a much more winnable fight. What happened to the last guy who lost to Floyd and Pac? He blew up to 210 lbs and went to rehab. Don’t let that happen to you.

Posted October 6, 2012 12:04 am 


Odds on

Next article regarding Amir Khan,with knockout photo, without mentioning Garcia, Khan is news, because they knew it was a fluke.

Posted October 5, 2012 10:33 pm 


Nik Kershaw

Don Quixote, what do you say, no more copy & paste links.

Posted October 5, 2012 10:04 pm 


Don Quixote

‘and he is coming “off of” ….

Posted October 5, 2012 9:52 pm 


USA Boxing

Avoid Haye and Chisora.

Posted October 5, 2012 9:45 pm 


USA

Romney v Obama,

Morcambe and Wise.

Posted October 5, 2012 9:36 pm 


USA

Presidential debate Romney v Obama.

Posted October 5, 2012 9:17 pm 


USA

Pacquiao v Mayweather, now we know, a good fight.

Posted October 5, 2012 9:14 pm 


REM

Cotto definitely deserved a better deal after he brought so much sucsess to the Floyd fight.

Posted October 5, 2012 8:48 pm 


Randy

cotto should drop down and absolutely man handle brandon rios and teach him a lesson.

Posted October 5, 2012 8:43 pm 


Pain

On the other hand, Manny will still beat Cotto at 154. And Canelo, too. He just doesn’t want to much damage on his body. Martinez will give him a fight at 150-154, but Martinez will surely be a zombie at that weight. Martinez is actually hesitant to go down in weight now since he realized it is like the DLH career suicide.

Posted October 5, 2012 8:01 pm 


Pain

malachi

“what i dont undersdtand and i know a lot of pac fans are going to jump on me for this but why could pac fight margarito at 154 and not cotto,why try to catchweight cotto to make yourself look good”

I remember there was a recent interview of Manny where he warned Floyd that Cotto is not to be taken lightly since he is very strong and he also stated that he found Cotto stronger than Margarito.

Posted October 5, 2012 7:56 pm 


TARK

I’m sure he got more than 13 million for fighting Money. They just didn’t want to give him 13 million up front to fight Honey…. But 6.5 is ludicrous for that fight. I think the PPV % would have doubled Cotto’s take, but having to make 150 was the deal breaker.

Posted October 5, 2012 6:46 pm 


Photo

Cotto wrote of that camera lense, $50,000.

Posted October 5, 2012 5:54 pm 


Realtalk

The fight Cotto was offered Martinez share if he beats martinez and Cotto still said no! I really fir martinez, I think mayweather might take the fight! I think Martinez is the only figther who can take mayweather!

Posted October 5, 2012 5:50 pm 


TheFacts

Smart from cotto’s part.But pac doesn’t want cotto at 154lb or Martinez 150 even if he could make 147lb or 145lb lol.After cotto finishes trout he needs to fight Martinez.Cottto,floyd,canelo someone has to step up.All 3 should but we know all 3 won’t.Credit to whoever fights Sergio at 154lb & more credit(full credit) if they fight him at 160lb which Martinez can’t even make.

Posted October 5, 2012 5:37 pm 


Realtalk

He did the same bs when martinez wanted the fight, but when he said yes to every demand on manny they still said no lol true champ he is

Posted October 5, 2012 5:33 pm 


Papo

Jason said: “pac is too small for 154, simple body statistics tells you that, he would be giving away far too much… this is just obvious, he is small guy”

That I can’t understand, but at the same time you can make the argument that 147 or 150 would be too much for Cotto to give away. So why would it make it ok for Cotto to give away his advantage so Pac can have the advantage.

That’s been my argument all along concerning Pac’s catch weight fights. When he fought Cotto, Pac wanted the fight at 145, because supposedly 147 was too much for him. So he got Cotto to go down in weight to gain the advantage. Then, after the Cotto fight, he forced Marquez to go all the way up from 135 to 146…not 145 or 144…so suddenly, the guy that couldn’t fight Cotto at 147, could not fight the smaller guy at 145.

We can go back to every catch-weight fight that Pac has fought…and there are many…and everyone of then is designed to gain the upper hand…not to even out the playing field.

Posted October 5, 2012 5:25 pm 


Dino

I know that lots of money is nice to have but Cotto should have never gone down to 145 for the first fight with Manny, he had nothing in the tank after round 6.

Posted October 5, 2012 5:01 pm 


jason

pac is too small for 154, simple body statistics tells you that, he would be giving away far too much… this is just obvious, he is small guy

Posted October 5, 2012 4:57 pm 


Boxtradamus

malachi-Pacquiao fought Margarito at 150. He will fight Cotto or Margarito at 150 but he won’t fight Martinez at 150. That shows that he’s not afraid of Fighting at 150. He’s just afraid of facing Martinez at 150.

Posted October 5, 2012 4:34 pm 


MrHayemaker

Not surprised to be honest. Manny has somewhat declined since his last couple outings, whereas Cotto has grown slighty in physical stature and had his confidence renewed after the disposal of Antonio and putting in a rare tough 12 rounds against what most believe to be p4p no. 1, Mayweather.

It would be tad risky fighting Cotto at his natural weight where he can partake at an ‘his’ optimum level comfortably.

Dare I say it they have a possible 5th rematch should Manny lose, which is a realistic possibility. 2nd option being Timothy Bradley. Neither as risky as fighting Cotto at this stage. They can afford to lose to Marquez again using the ‘Marquez = Manny’s kryptonite” to dumb down the result. Timothy would probably get knocked out 2nd time running.

Posted October 5, 2012 4:29 pm 


malachi

what i dont undersdtand and i know a lot of pac fans are going to jump on me for this but why could pac fight margarito at 154 and not cotto,why try to catchweight cotto to make yourself look good ,it’s sad really but cats don’t see it …arum and team sees opportunities for manny and gives him the advantage all the time but i’m just picking on pacman right?…i just don’t get it…eazy!

Posted October 5, 2012 4:28 pm 



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