Re: Could Manny Pacqauio have beaten Miguel Cotto at Jr. Middleweight
Pacquiao would beat Cotto at 154. He'd let Cotto weight whatever he wanted, weigh in at 144-147 himself and the result would be similar. Either a late round TKO or wide decision win. Either way, he'd inflict similar punishment he did to him at 145.
It's all about styles really. Just because May had slightly more trouble with him, we have to acknowledge that it is a matter of styles and just because Manny can destroy Cotto, doesn't necessarily mean Mayweather will do the same. It's funny that I'm saying this, given that I scored it 10-2 for May, any other fighter who wins a decision 10-2 you'd invariably label as a dominant win. Fact is, it WAS a dominant win for Mayweather, its only because he didn't win every single round as easily as he does against other fighters that were discussing this.
Ultimately, we look to draw inferences on a potential May/Pac fight from the May/Cotto fight and its near impossible. Stylistically, Cotto and Pac are completely different thus rendering any inferences nearly redundant.