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Old 11-30-2012, 11:54 PM   #25
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Default Re: Who has been Pacquiao's most "Prime" opponent?

Originally Posted by JMP View Post

Cotto was in the absolute worst stage of his career against Pacquiao. Even three years later, I think he's clearly in better form. The Margarito beatdown was fresh in his mind, he was coming off of a grueling arguable loss to Clottey, his stance and skills were all out of sorts, and while he wasn't badly drained, 145 wasn't his optimal weight. Oh, and Joe ****ing Santiago was "training him" - which really means Miguel was training himself

Bradley was clearly in better form than Cotto was in 2009. I think Bradley is smack-dab in the middle of his physical and mental prime as a fighter.
Hmmmnnn, I should probably say 1 of the worst beatings in his career (at an age 28 or 29). He may have just looked bad in that fight but based on the beatings.

He may not look like in best 'form' but speaking of shape, he just looked like the one against Malignaggi @ 140.

Time may had been against him but that doesn't take away what he was or should be. That Cotto was no different.

So there's a wide consideration among these too.
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