Originally Posted by bballchump11
Trout is hard to hit and Cotto couldn't push him back to the ropes and bull him up close.
Cotto had a hard time getting up close and he had a tough time once he got there vs Trout. Then he had no hope on the outside vs the quick, long and slick southpaw.
Against Canelo, Cotto can outbox him from the outside if he uses his footwork/angles and keeps putting his jab in Canelo's face. Canelo has fast hands, but his feet are slow. Cotto can beat him
Good break down and thank you for replying with intelligence and boxing knowledge.
I too think Cotto could outbox him using quicker feet, but at 154 he can not do that for 12 rounds against a workhorse like Alvarez. Canelo really can bang and knows how to put punches together, up and down. The way Canelo sits on his punches and fires with decent technique is brutal. If Cotto doesn't get Canelos respect or hurts Canelo in the early rounds, by the 6th or 7th Cotto will start breaking down. Canelo will out muscle Cotto on the inside getting to Cotto's body before Miguel can get to his.
Another factor to consider is their mental state. Two losses in a row for Cotto is not good, especially for his mental state. It's not like Miguel doesn't have a chance, it's just that the odds are very much against him.