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Old 05-04-2012, 02:19 PM   #20
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Default Re: A look back at Oscar-Floyd and a breakdown of Cotto-Mayweather

Originally Posted by Midwest_Chopper View Post
Cotto has T-rex arms. Oscar had the same reach as Floyd. Cotto had a 5 inch shorter reach. Oscar was 5'10 and fought like he was 5'10. Cotto is 5'7 and in his stance fights like hes 5'5. Oscar had an ATG level jab. Cotto had a good jab. Oscar had a good right hand. Cottos is average on his best day.

Mayweather was barely a welterweight when he fought Oscar at 154. Hes a muscular beast now.

Comparing the 2 is nonsensical. Might as well compare Chaf Dawson and Andre Dirrell because their both southpaws lol.
Too much is emphasized on the old reach/wingspan measurement. I like HBO's more accurate arm length measurement. As for the arm length of each fighter, Mayweather has a 26 inch arm length and Cotto's arm measures 23.5 inches. So Mayweather has a 2.5 inch reach advantage.
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