Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
A tune-up is any "expected" win en route to a bigger payday...even if the opponent is world-class. It's someone the favorite is supposed to beat, even if it isn't a foregone conclusion.
For instance, Josesito Lopez was a tune-up for Ortiz looking ahead to Alvarez.
Josesito is neither "a journeyman type fighter, or a fighter that is washed up to the point of being one really."
That's where our opinion differs- When I think of a tune-up, I think of someone like Pablo Cesar Cano or Likar Ramos
Cotto isn't a tuneup for anyone yet imo but from they way you put it, it sounds like he's going to be very soon