Originally Posted by puga_ni_nana
and it was not only the jabs that was on display that round. the trademark cotto hooks to the body, and bouncing off and using the ring.
it's not the same cotto after he got knockdowned. if cotto just maintained that form and gameplan that he did in the first round, you would have claimed that he was better than ever.
no course not, because cotto was definently more tactical than usual, more cautious. The way he fought was nothing like he was before. the way he boxed was more cautious than confident its clear his mentality was never the same after his first loss. The way he fought clottey showed the same thing i dont understand how you can even think that cotto was prime, he was at his prime weight but not his physical or mental prime. He was still very good but not his best.