Re: Who has been Pacquiao's most "Prime" opponent?
tbh JMM, Barrera, and Bradley. These are the only guys who, if mentioning pacs best victories, where they were not coming back from bad losses -- these were on winning streaks and in top form in their capabilities in fights prior to Pac.
Cotto was not primed, at least not mentally, at that point. I dont know, he had got absolutely destroyed by Margo in those later rounds, he took a beating, and it really affected him mentally, and he didn't recover from that for a long time. His issue is the same as Mosley after the Forrest fight, I give more credit to people who beat mosley after he got his confidence back, than I would right after the forrest loss.
Cotto after Margo had a bad performance against Clottley. He hadn't looked his self in a while at that point. Cotto had moments against pac, but I dont think he was his best.