Originally Posted by r1p00pk
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.
and he was still the same old cotto in that first round. you cannot just draw bounderies after a lost. see what he was doing in his fight after that. clottey would have always troubled cotto. no one has dominted clottey before the cotto fight but cotto passed the clottey test.
it's clear that cotto's game changed after the knockdown. before that, he is roughly the same cotto who mixes jabs and hooks winning that round tactically.