Great fight, gutsy effort by both guys. I avoided the HBO broadcast and that of Bob Sheridan, I'm glad I did, by the sounds of things they p!ssed alot of people off by having their tongues hanging out of Floyds rear end.
The fight went as I expected it to go, competive and yet clear. I tipped Floyd by scores of 116-112 or there abouts, I scored it as such.
I'm delighted with Cotto, he shut the mouths of those who gave him no chance of even winning a minute of a round never mind a round. He made Floyd look very uncomfortable at times and showed all that Floyd is far from bullit proof. Floyd bleeds, shits and has fear like every other person who enters the ring.
Different styles of course but Cotto's showing today confirmed what I've long thought; Pacman can indeed beat Floyd, I've got no doubt about it. Watching Manny pummel Cotto for 12 rounds and then having to go into deep waters yourself with the same guy wont have Floyd jumping for joy at getting it on with Manny anytime soon. I have a feeling the big one is very much dead in the water now.
Great fight just as I expected.
Ummn,do you know the meaning of deep waters?
For starters Floyd was in full control of this fight from the opening Bell.
He was in never any danger at all nor was he busted up like Pacman who suffered 2 black eyes and a busted ear drum against Cotto.
He wanted to make the fight entertaining so he took more chances by trading with Cotto,even dropping his hands or leaning against the ropes inviting Cotto to throw his left hook.
Still he beat Cotto at his own Game.
If it was not for Cotto's much better conditioning in this camp,Floyd would have stopped him.
Against Manny Cotto was weakened to fight at 145 catchweight,unlike today when he came in at a healthy 154 without having to starve himself in Camp.
Marquez suffered his worst defeat against Floyd who deliberately allowed him to see the 12th round by declining to go for the KO as instructed by his Uncle after the 9th.
The fight was so one sided that Tony Weeks wanted to stop it.
Yet the same guy who Floyd toyed with,always gives Pacman nightmares and beat him not once,not twice but 3 times in the eyes of many.
Which ever the case,Manny was even more found out in the 3rd fight than anything else.