Originally Posted by saul_ir34
I have always said that JMM would beat Cotto at any point in his career.
JMM is all wrong for Cotto. The one big thing here is speed in combinations and Cottos most hated punch. The uppercut. Who else throws better uppercuts than JMM? Not only that but he usually follows it up with great combinations. Cotto is just too open for a sharp shooter like JMM. His chin at any weight is really not that great either.
Would it be easy? No because Cotto is a top fighter but looking back at styles I just can not see Cotto winning this one. He is not stopping JMM and he is also not outboxing him. This would have FOTY written all over it and I would pick JMM to win via 8-4 decision with a possible stoppage later on.
I see JMM winning but with closer scores, JMM has poor balance and I could see him dropping to the canvas a few times if he ever gets caught but he would tag cotto with a lot of punches and combinations, and expect him to stop cotto late