Tark..u are out of your mind saying Golovken is better than Tzysu…Kostya unifed the JR Welter divivsion…Kostya will go down as one of the best Jr Welters of all time..if not the greatest..At his peak Kostya beats them all…Kostya remains one the most under rated fighters of all time..He smashed his opposition..All the hype seems to dissapear when people talk about Tsyzu..But He would have beaten Pac..PBF..and a whole host of other greats..Posted October 8, 2012 9:11 pm
Cotto is overhyped, but Trout is a bum. Easy win for cotto.Posted October 7, 2012 11:53 pm
trout never been in a war and never faced a fighter that put him under pressure all night. Cotto will KO him.Posted October 7, 2012 3:47 pm
Pedro lo va a traer como una navaja, especialmente con esas 3 semanas en las alturas de big bear, CA. Despues es el caneilto en mayo.Posted October 7, 2012 3:30 pm
Herron… I’m not making Golovkin an ATG. That’s up to him and fate. Remember he’s coming up late and needs breaks. I’m saying he’s potentially better than Tszyu …. Better jab, better hook, better defense, better feet, tougher chin..Posted October 7, 2012 2:57 am
Oscar De la Hoya is promising Cotto a potential superfight wih Canelo Alvarez,next year during Cinco de Mayo, if Cotto can get by the tricky southpaw Trout. If Trout doesn`t give away any early rounds like he did against Rodriguez it`s possible that he could pull off a upset.Posted October 6, 2012 11:06 pm
Shadow Brawler, Cotto is too old, and yes he has the experience advantage, but the pressure of Trout’s first big fight is real. he’s never been on that stage, so it’s a real factor. If he can handle it, you will see Cotto take a beating. Trout is faster, and a good all around boxer that is a natural Junior Middleweight. Cotto isn’t a natural Junior Middleweight, and his punches won’t bother trout much, you’ll see. I’m taking Trout to beat and retire Cotto. Let’s see what happens, but I’m sure I’ll be right.Posted October 6, 2012 10:45 pm
DT, he does a lot of things well. Gennady is always so relaxed in the ring and is always in position to crack with power. His footwork is very underrated and is the foundation of his offensive attack.
3G is the real deal. I would love to see Gennady in the ring with any of the top fighters at 154, 160, and 168,Posted October 6, 2012 10:25 pm
Cotto is in a different caliber compared to trout.. not taking anything away from Trout but I don't see this fight going any other way. Cotto is taking the belt.Posted October 6, 2012 9:36 pm
Hecdog I like how you give yourself an out by saying the only way Trout loses if he can’t handle the pressure.. Its the excuse you will use after the fight because you’re blinded by physical stats and movements… All that is irrelevant and will be negated with timing and ring general ship. Cotto is superior in that department. Trout and you will understand this after he hands over his title.Posted October 6, 2012 9:30 pm
Hecdog I like how you give yourself an out by saying the only way Trout loses if he can’t handle the pressure.. Its the excuse you will use after the fight because you’re blinded by physical stats and movements… All that is irrelevant and will be negated with timing and ring general ship. Cotto is superior in that department and Trout will understand this after he hands over his title.Posted October 6, 2012 9:29 pm
Wow, Tark…you’re already putting Triple G in Canastota, eh?Posted October 6, 2012 8:24 pm
Some of you better study your boxing more. Trout has the height, reach, youth and boxing skills to beat Cotto, which he will. Cotto gets hit too much, and is very flat footed. He likes to engage because he trust his power, but against a young big southpaw that has ability, Cotto is going to have a lot of problems. Sure Trout didn’t look good in his last bout, but Cotto is much shorter, and has the straight forward style that will feed right into Trout’s style. Movement and speed give Cotto problems, and that’s what he’s going to get. The only wayTtrout loses this is if he can’t handle the big fight pressure and folds under it. if he can, he’s going to pick Cotto apart, and may even stop him late. This is Trout’s one opportunity, and he will win it right in Cotto’s home away from home.Posted October 6, 2012 8:19 pm
3G is better than Kostya ever was… He’s coming up late, but he’s good.Posted October 6, 2012 8:12 pm
Gennady reminds me of a Middleweight version of Kostya Tszyu…both guys have a mean streak in the ring and are ultra intense.
Both have thunder in their right hands.
Awesome!!Posted October 6, 2012 8:05 pm
Big time, DT…Gennady is one bad dude…but, he is the nicest guy you will ever meet. He seems like he couldn’t hurt a fly.
But my goodness, he gets in the ring and turns into a stone cold killer!!Posted October 6, 2012 8:01 pm
Probably either Vanes Martirosyan or Erislandy Lara… They’re trying to get Mayweather, but may have to wait until after he beats Pacquiao next year.Posted October 6, 2012 7:53 pm
Trout will look good the first few rounds then Cotto takes him into the deep.Posted October 6, 2012 7:26 pm
As long as it’s a legit challenger, I’m happy. Mosley and Lopez were a waste of time.Posted October 6, 2012 6:12 pm
Thanks for playing, brother…will put something out probably on Monday or Tuesday.Posted October 6, 2012 6:10 pm
Yay.Posted October 6, 2012 6:04 pm
PJD…did you say Gabriel Rosado?
Possibly. Maybe.Posted October 6, 2012 5:56 pm
I need to go. But the last clue I will give you is that this fighter, a lot like Molina, started fighting at a late age and has been learning on the job since turning pro.
I will check in later, brother!!Posted October 6, 2012 5:54 pm
ROSADO.Posted October 6, 2012 5:54 pm
Good guess, but not there yet. I feel bad for Carlos Molina…no one at 154 is willing to face the Chi town fighter.
Almost there, brother.Posted October 6, 2012 5:50 pm
‘Almost there’ makes me think it’s Molina.Posted October 6, 2012 5:45 pm
James Kirkland is currently in the middle of a lawsuit with GBP and his former manager. From what I hear, James is currently walking around at almost 200 pounds…no where near fighting shape.
So it’s not him.
This is the first legitimate 154 pound fighter he will face since Ryan Rhoades last year.
Almost there, brother.Posted October 6, 2012 5:40 pm
Whoops, forgot that.
If James Kirkland is healthy – I don’t know his current status – then him.
Martinez is injured, and I can’t think of anyone else who would present an actual challenge.Posted October 6, 2012 5:36 pm
I really want to see Canelo vs. Martinez also…I think that fight is lights-out.
But that’s not it…guess again.Posted October 6, 2012 5:28 pm
No, brother…K9 is fighting Andre Berto on November 24th.
Guess again.Posted October 6, 2012 5:27 pm
Bundrage is fighting Berto so he is out of the race.Posted October 6, 2012 5:27 pm
Bundrage. 100 percent.Posted October 6, 2012 5:25 pm
This will be cotto vs quintana 2 only at 154 cotto body attack will be in full affect mixed with the stiff jab trout doesnt have killer instinct the way cotto has.Posted October 6, 2012 5:24 pm
Im guessing Martinez is the next best thing for Canelo…yet another Sergio W.Posted October 6, 2012 5:22 pm
Only in a perfect world, PJD…you’re ice cold. I can tell you that he’s finally going to fight a legitimate 154 pound fighter this time.Posted October 6, 2012 5:22 pm
Trout is in for his biggest step up in class.Not only is he lacking in the special attributes department but he has also shown a tendency to get sloppy as the fight progresses.Unable to put away C class fighters and looking average in his last 3 sub par performances. Not sold on this fish.Posted October 6, 2012 5:19 pm
Fine I’ll play nice.
I think it’s Floyd. I might be suffering from wish-thinking though.
Or Roy Jones Jr.Posted October 6, 2012 5:19 pm
C’mon, man…that’s no fun. I’m being serious. If you can guess who it’s going to be, I’ll do my best to confirm.
Not showing off, just trying to let you guys know that the deal if very close to being finalized.
obviously, I can’t say anything until I get the word that the deal has been finalized.
It’s exciting!!Posted October 6, 2012 5:11 pm
So essentially there was no point in declaring you know who Canelo is fighting , Joseph. Aside from being a show-off.
That’s the funny thing about boxing, you won’t know how valid my point is until the fight actually unfolds…lol!!
I’m envious, Shadow Brawler. I wish I were covering that fight but unfortunately I usually don’t cover fights on the East coast.
Have a great time at the Garden, brother!!Posted October 6, 2012 4:57 pm
Joseph you would have a valid point if Trout were to have a resume filled with top opposition but he doesn’t. Where as Cotto has pretty much beat up everybody put in front of him including his losses. There’s no escaping it and contrary to the belief of some, he’s still in his prime. I’m picking up tickets ’cause the Garden gets electric when that boy fights!Posted October 6, 2012 4:50 pm
I would like to see a competitive fight between Cotto and Trout but I think it’s going to be another one-sided beating in Cotto’s favor. Trout is not a pressure fighter so I think once he starts getting hit, he’ll begin to fold.Posted October 6, 2012 4:41 pm
Because I can’t, PJD…that’s how it works…but, no one can fault me if you guys can guess who it is.
Take a guess.Posted October 6, 2012 4:39 pm
Sorry Trout, but I disagree. You’re actually the BEST matchup for Cotto at 154. Cotto has made a living out of seeking and destroying fleet footed counterpunches. The guys that have given Cotto trouble have been able to back him up. If you can’t do that, you’re probably toast.Posted October 6, 2012 3:44 pm
Joseph, what’s the point of declaring you know Canelo’s next opponent if you won’t say who it is?Posted October 6, 2012 3:27 pm
Shadow Brawler, it’s hard to imagine seeing anyone hurt Trout…it has yet to happen while he’s been a professional.
I can count on one hand how many rounds Austin has lost throughout his entire professional career.
But, this is boxing and anything can happen…especially at the top level.Posted October 6, 2012 3:09 pm
Palease!! Cotto is going to hurt Trout! Not even Mayweather’s jab was good enough to avoid Miguel’s traps.. Reach is nothing. Timing is everything. Trout will hold his own but this will be another systematic breakdown of a Cotto opponent. Miguel collects another title at the Garden.. Deuces!Posted October 6, 2012 2:55 pm
Right on the money, Tark!! The best should be fighting the best!!
With the promotional wars and the networks now getting involved, I think we’re going to be seeing more great match-ups like we’ve enjoyed lately!!Posted October 6, 2012 2:48 pm
By the way…I know who Canelo is fighting on December 15th!!
But I’ve been sworn to secrecy.Posted October 6, 2012 2:46 pm
Cotto didn’t mess up… If he can’t beat Trout he doesn’t deserve to be Super Welterweight Champion. He being honest by taking this fight.Posted October 6, 2012 2:43 pm
This is a tough fight to call… Trout has to fight similar to Nishioka’s win vs Marquez—his height and reach advantages are better but his experience is well shy of Nish’s. Cotto has faced relatively few southpaws and he’s vulnerable to the right hook and left uppercut when he does. Trout has to be ready to rip those shots in hard, fast, and clean when opportunities come. I know Trout is great at taking away the jab but Cotto has one of the best jabs in Boxing so he’ll eat a few. He’ll also absorb the left hook that mashed up Pacquiao’s right ear. Cotto has one of the slickest left hooks in Boxing. I’ll give Trout a 40% chance to score an upset—only because I expect “even” rounds to go to Cotto.Posted October 6, 2012 2:40 pm
In the words of Austin Trout: “He messed up!”Posted October 6, 2012 2:34 pm
As a fight fan, Miguel has been one of my favorite fighters since he was a 140 pounder, but I have to agree with Austin concerning this fight.
This has to be one of the worst style mactch-ups he could have made at 154 pounds. This fight is going to ruin an eventual showdown between Canelo and Cotto, or Martinez and Cotto.Posted October 6, 2012 2:33 pm
Joseph ur dead right Pac dropped him with it Judah rocked him with it Floyd buckled him with the lead left uppercut and Margo hurt him with it sumthing to look out for.Posted October 6, 2012 2:07 pm
Against southpaws, Cotto has been susceptible to catching the left uppercut right on the chin as he’s trying to close the distance…one of Austin’s best punches.
In my opinion, that single punch will decide the outcome of the fight.
Austin is so fleet footed and always puts himself at an awkward position for his opponents to hit cleanly.
I have a feeling that Austin will make believers out of everyone on December 1st.Posted October 6, 2012 1:48 pm
Marquis of Queensdingleberry
trout could be talking truth or just the usual prefight splashing in the shallow water. for cotto it’s an important date, whether he is an old wounded lion or truly an elite boxer. he should strive for rematches with packy and mayflower, who are both showing signs of age, as he is himself. as for trout, miguel fry him.Posted October 6, 2012 1:35 pm
Haven’t had the opportunity to scout Trout but he better be a truly elite boxer if he’s gonna beat an A level boxer like Cotto.Posted October 6, 2012 1:11 pm
There’s a big difference between a very good fighter in Rodriguez and an elite level guy like Cotto. This is a huge step up for Trout whether he knows it or not. Cotto’s jab is one of the best in the business and I really expect him to close the distance fairly quickly. Cotto also has very good defense as well..Mayweather was only able to land 26% of his shots. So, I do expect Cotto to win this one.Posted October 6, 2012 1:11 pm
It’s definitely hard to imagine anyone but the elite getting the better of Miguel Cotto, isn’t it?
But, is it only a matter of time before the boxing world recognizes Austin Trout as a pound for pound fighter?
Hmmmmm?Posted October 6, 2012 12:59 pm
it seems Trout is trying to convince himself he can win. Sorry Trout , not convinced.Posted October 6, 2012 12:46 pm