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View Poll Results: better opponent for Floyd Mayweather
Oscar de La Hoya 25 39.68%
Antonio Margarito 13 20.63%
Miguel Cotto 25 39.68%
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Default Better Fighter for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarito?

Oscar De La Hoya last 5 fights at 154lbs

Ricardo Mayorga
Shane Mosley
Luis Ramon Campas
Fernando Vargas
Javier Castillejo

Champions beaten: 4

Record: 4-1 3KO's

Extra notes: questionable decision loss Mosley fight


Antonio Margarito last 5 fights at 147lbs

Golden Johnson
Manuel Gomez
Paul Williams
Kermit Cintron
Joshua Clottey

Champions beaten: 3

Record (4-1) 3 KO's


Extra notes: Loss to a green Paul Williams and questionable decision vs Clottey



Miguel cotto last 4 fights at 147lbs

Shane Mosley
Zab Judah
Oktay Urkel
Carlos Quintana


Champions beaten: 3
Record: (4-0) 3 KO's


Extra notes: Close but clear victory over Shane Mosley
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Oscar household name.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Let see, Oscar has a better left hook than Cotto and Margarito which are their best punches.
More power overall.
Better chin than both of them.
Better jab.
Longer reach
Better ring IQ
More experience
Better right hand than Cotto
Bigger than the both of them
Faster than Margarito
Way much more money involved and more glory
Better trainer
More contractual advantages (gloves, weight, ring size)
Better defence


This **** is easy. What does Cotto or Margo do better than Oscar except for Margo's workrate.
And don't give me that front runner ****, because Cotto gasses out every fight also
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Why didnt Void fight all 3 in 2007, or atleast 2 of them??
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

DLH easily.

5th weight class.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Without a doubt Oscar. Anyone who says otherwise don't know **** about boxing.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:33 PM   #7
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Why didnt Void fight all 3 in 2007, or atleast 2 of them??
He had just left Arum and didn't want to do business with him right away. Plus Margarito lost to Williams in 2007
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Oscar was the single best match-up on account of the $$$ it brought in from casual fans.

But all three were makeable matchups that probably should have happened if Floyd wanted to be known as a guy who fights the best.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #9
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

Slugger and PHILLA picked Margarito. Even though Margarito had lost to a green paul williams pretty easily and struggled with Clottey and didnt really decisively beat a good opponent.


Meanwhile Cotto had dominated his welterweight opposition and beaten Mosley. Interesting.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #10
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Default Re: Better opponent for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarit

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Let see, Oscar has a better left hook than Cotto and Margarito which are their best punches.
More power overall.
Better chin than both of them.
Better jab.
Longer reach
Better ring IQ
More experience
Better right hand than Cotto
Bigger than the both of them
Faster than Margarito
Way much more money involved and more glory
Better trainer
More contractual advantages (gloves, weight, ring size)
Better defence


This **** is easy. What does Cotto or Margo do better than Oscar except for Margo's workrate.
And don't give me that front runner ****, because Cotto gasses out every fight also
Oscar = lower ranked ATG
Cotto = HOFer
marg =
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #11
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Default Re: Better Fighter for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarito

Changed the title from Opponent to Fighter. Of course financially DLH is better choice. I wanna know who you think is the better fighter.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:36 PM   #12
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Oscar = lower ranked ATG
Cotto = HOFer
marg =
Cotto wont make Hof. First reigning champion he ever beat was Yuri foreman.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #13
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He had just left Arum and didn't want to do business with him right away. Plus Margarito lost to Williams in 2007
Paul Williams was good in 2007! Paul would of beat floyd but Mr. Feathers ducked him as well!
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:37 PM   #14
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Oscar = lower ranked ATG
Cotto = HOFer
marg =


just look at his greatest hits. He hasn't done **** in his career. They're trying their best to hype him up, but it just turns you off looking at it

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:38 PM   #15
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Default Re: Better Fighter for Floyd Mayweather in 2007: Oscar De La Hoya, Cotto or Margarito

Osar was the bigger threat to Mayweather at 154.



Just like Sergio is a bigger threat to Mayweather at 154+ than Pac is at 147.
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