Originally Posted by Vergilius
It's total BS. Cotto was a 147 pounder when Pacquiao fought him. He had never fought above that weight, while Pacquaio was coming up to it from a fight against Hatton at 140. Somebody needs to study up on the recent history of boxing.
There was more of a chance Pacquiao was bloated having to carry an extra 6lbs than Cotto was weight-drained having to lose 1lb from the weight he usually fought at. Had Cotto won, he'd have dragged up a blown-up LW. The winner always gets hated on, the loser gets to have excuses made up for them in this day and age of internet fanboyism