05-11-2012, 04:27 PM
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Re: Do You Believe Mayweather: "I Could Have Made The Fight Boring"
Originally Posted by Diamond Eye
No. Mayweather wanted to keep the fight in the center of the ring. He wanted Cotto to be aggressive, and he prepared to be pushed against the ropes, but Mayweather did not intend on being hit that much, nor did he realize how physically strong Cotto was.
Mayweather does not fight to please the fans. If he did, he would have fought Pacquaio 2 years ago.
He fights to win and take as little punishment as possible.
He tried to keep the fight in the center of the ring, but Cotto used his jab, and his physical strength to push Mayweather back against the ropes.
You can see in Mayweather's face, that he was uncomfortable, regardless of whether the punches were landing cleanly or not.
I also think Mayweather was impressed with Cotto's ability to take his punches, and that may have caused him some alarm.
But in the end, as always, Cotto faded. Cotto started to fade in the 9th round, and it was all downhill from there.
From that point, the fight was over, and the outcome wasn't in question. Mayweather's superior conditioning, combined with his accuracy took over, and that was that.
The same people saying Floyd could have made it easy are the people that said Floyd would WALK COTTO DOWN and KNOCK HIM OUT cuz that's his NEW STYLE.
Anybody who thought that doesn't know shit about boxing.
You don't know shit about boxing you rat fu@k.