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Old 06-28-2007, 02:15 PM   #1
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:18 PM   #2
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Beat PBF, and continue to win.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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Get a chin.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #4
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lennox lewis didn't have a great chin and he is probably the best heavyweight ever, tommy hearns didn't have a great chin either.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:25 PM   #5
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He needs to keep doing what he has been doing. Finding the best fighters that he can and beating them on a consistent basis will make him and ATG.

Oh and tighten up the defense a little.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: what does cotto have to do to be an all time great??

Margarito, Mayweather/Mosley, and Hatton

He is suppose to fight Margo next. Thats an easy win. Pull a miracle over Mayweather or Mosely. And then fight and beat Hatton which he can.

Throw in a couple of title defences against the likes of Clottey, Harris, Malignaggi, Spinks, and Cintron.

He becomes an all-time great Welterweight. The most storied division in boxing.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:04 PM   #7
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But they were both black, therefore they will always get more respect in most american boxing circles, b/c they carry a bias.
sounds like u carry a puerto rican bias...
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:09 PM   #8
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Let's not get carried away. Cottos career is on stand by until Margo-Williams fight. If Margo comes through then thats his step into the top 15 P4P charts.

Then it could be Mayweather-Hatton winner or Mayweather-Mosley winner or Cintron. Who knows. Options are there though.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:06 PM   #9
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beat marg beat hatton beat floyd and dont duck anyone.....he could be on his way...only 26
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Default Re: what does cotto have to do to be an all time great??

Move his head more
Beat the winner of Margarito/Williams
Beat Cintron
Beat Mosley or De La Hoya
Beat Hatton
Beat Mayweather
Beat Clottey
Beat Berto
Beat Chavez Jr
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:25 PM   #11
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Beat two A+ fighters, two or tree B+ fighters
and don't duck anyone a few c + or mandatories to look impresive always overate his status too
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:29 PM   #12
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He is going to need a big win over a big name or 2. A win over Hatton, and maybe Mosley and of course mayweather but I don't see that fight ever being made. Along with that he should clean out his division and either have a big number of defenses or move up and clean out 154 also.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #13
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Default Re: what does cotto have to do to be an all time great??

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Move his head more
Beat the winner of Margarito/Williams
Beat Cintron
Beat Mosley or De La Hoya
Beat Hatton
Beat Mayweather
Beat Clottey
Beat Berto
Beat Chavez Jr
Or move up and beat Sergey Dzinziruk and Spinks in place of Clottey and Berto(both aren't that great).
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:31 PM   #14
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Cotto is already on the right track. Clean up 147 and possibly move up to 154 and he'll do it. If he would have won the championship at 140 I would say a move up to 154 wasn't necessary.
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Old 06-28-2007, 05:58 PM   #15
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But they were both black, therefore they will always get more respect in most american boxing circles, b/c they carry a bias.
I just don't get it. What makes people think that Americans give black fighters more credit and respect based on their race? Lennox Lewis was never liked in America. Bert Sugar didn't even put him in his top ten all time heavyweights. Americans favor American boxers. It just so happens that there aren't many white American fighters. Overall, white Americans are starving for a great white fighter. It's no surprise that the most popular boxer in America is De La Hoya. He may not be white, but he sure looks the part.
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