Re: Miguel Cotto is Ricky Hatton with HBO protection
This is silly - Cotto deserves some criticism for his constant weight drain excuses and double standards in that regard. I think it's also been proven he is not the same fighter at a) 154 and b) post Margarito/Pacquiao beatings.
But he is superior to Hatton - his Mosley win when Mosley was still relevant counts for a lot, he is not the first person to take a beating from Pacquiao but it's valid to say he made more of a fight of it than Hatton.
Cotto is a more accomplished boxer than Hatton, better jab and better movement. He deserves credit for how he fought at 140 and 147 and his class of opposition is just slightly superior to what Hatton has faced/beaten
And for bare facts, Hatton is a 2 division holder, Cotto is a 3 division holder - also coutns for something