Originally Posted by MSTR
What I was pointing out though is that when Floyd was at the point that Cotto is now, he basically went backwards by fighting the guys I mentioned, instead of looking for the best fights available. Cotto has moved forward or at least tried to with every fight, which is why I think he can surpass floyd. I am not saying Cottos opponents are better (because they aren't), just that floyd as the p4p no.1 should have fought better guys while on top then what he has done. You are right though in that my original intention for the thread was to speculate, as floyd has the better resume currently no question.
Nova and I are debating not the original thread, but my contention that Cotto has not fought great competition thus far, only good competition. I feel that even now, PBF has not fought great competition, but good competition. And Cotto's resume is weaker than his. So he certainly has not fought great comp then.
If were are doing it based on their respective places in the boxing world, then PBF's grade is lowered because for a p4p #1 his comp has been average. But just straight up all is equal, his comp is good overall, not great. Very few fighters fight great competition....great should be reserved for guys like DLH who fought all kinds of champs.