Boxing  

Forum Home Boxing Forum European British Classic Aussie MMA Training
Go Back   Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2007, 07:53 PM   #1
hopkinsfan07
Contender
ESB Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 963
vCash: 1305
Default Cotto - Duran

who wins it at light welter and why
hopkinsfan07 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-11-2007, 07:58 PM   #2
brooklyn1550
Roberto Duran
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 12,024
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Cotto - Duran

Duran by mid round or early knockout - Cotto is a great young fighter who punishes his opponents relentlessly to the body, but he is no defensive slickster and at 140, his chin was somewhat shaky. Cotto's come forward, pressure style would play right into Roberto's hands. Duran had more variety and was a much more complete fighter who would do everything better. He had the chin and the toughness to take what Cotto would dish out (and the defense not to get hit very much) and he would find the mark and have Cotto badly hurt and unlike Ricardo Torres, he would follow up and stop him.

This matchup is like saying who would win? Pernell Whitaker or Zab Judah? Like this matchup, there are some similarities, but overall, the past fighter and the current fighters are miles apart.
brooklyn1550 is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 08:06 PM   #3
McGrain
Diamond Dog
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 37,253
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Cotto - Duran

Duran, and the reason is that everything that Cotto does well, Duran does better (possible exception; body punching). That doesn't bode well.
McGrain is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 11:45 PM   #4
ajohnfp
Sooner
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Big XII 2007 Championship Country
Posts: 87
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Cotto - Duran

Duran. Cotto's career is still in its fledgling stages, but he was clearly green and possibly weight drained at 140.
ajohnfp is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 08:34 AM   #5
achillesthegreat
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,266
vCash: 1000
Default Re: Cotto - Duran

At 140 you got to go with Duran. Cotto was drained at 140. He was not as strong, as fit or as sharp. It would be about as brutal a fight as physically possible but Duran would define himself down the stretch, maybe enroute to a stoppage.

At 147, Cotto may show that he would be Durans superior.
achillesthegreat is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2007, 08:36 AM   #6
TBooze
Undisputed Champion
East Side VIP
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South of London
Posts: 10,865
vCash: 301
Default Re: Cotto - Duran

Duran was arguably at his physical peak between his lightweight reign and the first Leonard fight. Cotto looks good and may get better, but for the moment he is a couple of levels below this version of Duran.

Duran TKO12
TBooze is offline  Top
Reply With Quote
Reply

Boxing News 24 Forum > Boxing > Classic Boxing Forum

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Boxing News 24 Forum 2013