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Old 08-26-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default why do people still doubt cotto??

since he became champ at 140lb's people have been saying before every one of his fights that "this time he will get exposed" "this time his chin will let him down" etc etc

everytime somebody was supposed to "beat" him he came out more ruthless than ever and proved the critics wrong,

malignaggi and quintana were 'supposed' to outbox him and judah was a better "finisher" than chop chop and torres and was supposed to be the one who stops the hype,

now we hear that shane mosley is an EVEN better "finisher" than zab though i dont doubt this (shane is my favourite fighter along with cotto and i have seen what he can do!) i think it is stupid people still bringing up the corley and torres fight, corley also rocked floyd, torres has 28 ko's out of 30 fights and cotto also has come a long way since those fights

each and everytime cotto fights he is about to get "exposed"
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:42 PM   #2
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hes not fought an elite fighter yet. i think thats why
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:46 PM   #3
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ya, people are dumb for saying that cotto is going to get 'exposed', they are ignorant and fickle fans that dont really know the sport that well. hes past that point imo.

but... also, you have to realise that his competition is steadily getting harder and harder, so of course each challenge, if they think that cotto wouldnt beat them, they will say it, and when he does win, the next fight is even tougher so they dont think he will win that one.

i love that cottos career is going in this direction... every fight being tougher and tougher.

i do think mosley is going to win, i will root for cotto, and he will lose imo not because hes going to be exposed, but because mosley is a better, and greater fighter.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:47 PM   #4
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Every fighter has doubters. Whether it be Floyd, Pac, Calzaghe, and of course Taylor. Cotto is a good young fighter, but he gets hit way too easily and he's never even won a legit title yet. His best win to date was against a guy coming off two losses and a one year layoff. Do you really believe that has acclompished so much and has shown little enough flaws that nobody should doubt him?
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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Every fighter has doubters. Whether it be Floyd, Pac, Calzaghe, and of course Taylor. Cotto is a good young fighter, but he gets hit way too easily and he's never even won a legit title yet. His best win to date was against a guy coming off two losses and a one year layoff. Do you really believe that has acclompished so much and has shown little enough flaws that nobody should doubt him?
actually his best win is malignaggi,

malignaggi is going to go on to be greater than zab, quote me on that.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:51 PM   #6
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actually his best win is malignaggi,

malignaggi is going to go on to be greater than zab, quote me on that.
True, but Malignaggi isn't a great fighter yet. I don't doubt him, I just don't think he has proven he is as good as some rate him.
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:52 PM   #7
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You will see why after Mosley beats his ass!
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:53 PM   #8
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You will see why after Mosley beats his ass!
this doesn't even make sense, you should go back to sucking vitlays dick.

if mosley wins it will not surprise me, mosley is a great fighter.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #9
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malignaggi was suppose to outbox him?



that is such bullcrap, Malignaggi was suppose to be Ko'd within 5, it was a shock that he WAS able to outbox Cotto in quite a few rounds.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:03 PM   #10
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actually his best win is malignaggi,

malignaggi is going to go on to be greater than zab, quote me on that.
Even Cotto says Judah was his best win. Malignaggi has no power, has a limited offensive arsenal, and a suspect defense. Let's also not forget that Malignaggi had mostly fought nobodies before he fought Cotto.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:08 PM   #11
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Because we've seen him rocked by Judah, Torres, Abdulaev and Corley. Nothing hasn't been as serious as the Torres fight but its not something that's easy to forget about. We've seen the man seriously hurt but what matters in the end is that he found a way to win. With his wins at WW this stuff may seem light years away but not unforgettable. That kinda stuff will always give us doubts about his chin no matter how great his other atributes still are.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:14 PM   #12
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Where you guys will rank Cotto after he beats mosley?
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:15 PM   #13
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Default Re: why do people still doubt cotto??

Despite every fight yo mentioned, Malinaggi, Quintana, Judah, Cotto has always been a comfortable favorite going into his fights. I haven't seen the odds for this fight yet but I think that this will be the first time that he enters the ring as an underdog and it is his toughest test yet.

I think that the people picking against him in the fight aren't betting aganst him as much as they are betting on Mosley. Mosley is a seasoned vet who has seen everything that Cotto has to offer and for the most part has always had an offer for everything. I don't think that there is anything that Cotto has shown so far that will give Mosley trouble, to win he will have to step his game up.
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:29 PM   #14
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malignaggi was suppose to outbox him?



that is such bullcrap, Malignaggi was suppose to be Ko'd within 5, it was a shock that he WAS able to outbox Cotto in quite a few rounds.
yes the cotto fans thought that but i remember there were a number of posters here saying malignaggi is slick and elusive.

and by the way the word you are looking for is bullSHIT
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:37 PM   #15
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Where you guys will rank Cotto after he beats mosley?
I rate Mosley very highly as the man is talented as all hell. I personally don't think he will beat Mosley, however if he does defeat Mosley in convincing fashion he will be in my Top 5 P4P.
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