Originally Posted by FORMIDABLE
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
Seriously dude? just stop. Pac doesn't get bloated at any weigh in. He steps on the scale after lunch with a smile on his face because he walks around at or under the WW limit during training camp. It's really not that hard of a concept. Floyd does the same thing. They might eat a liiiitle less or not drink water after dinner the night before the weigh in but there's no bloat involved. Should Pac be maximizing his resources and size by fighting at 140? probably. But he isn't at any sort of weight disadvantage physically by fighting at welter. He's not bloated, he's not overfed. He trains, he weighs in, he fights.