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View Poll Results: Did Floyd carry Miguel in round 12?
Yes, out of respect for his brave effort to that point 45 18.37%
Yes, to lull Pac into a false sense of security 6 2.45%
No, Floyd is a safety first fighter and saw no need to go for the kill 70 28.57%
No, Floyd simply could not find a way to finish him 108 44.08%
Undecided/Not Sure 16 6.53%
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

Floyd appeared to have Cotto badly stunned in round 12. The way Mayweather reacted, it was as if he realized he hurt Cotto, and it looked like it was an opportune moment for him to POUNCE and go for the kill. Floyd did not, however. Quite the contrary, he stopped throwing repeatedly and just basically looked at Cotto.

Did anyone else notice this? If so, thoughts?
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

At that point, I think he knew he finished strong and in the dominant position. Showing he had plenty of stamina left, bouncing around, pot-shotting Cotto(e) and hurting him. I think he didn't want to take anymore chances.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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Hell yeah he carried him.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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At that point, I think he knew he finished strong and in the dominant position. Showing he had plenty of stamina left, bouncing around, pot-shotting Cotto(e) and hurting him. I think he didn't want to take anymore chances.
Fair enough.

Seemed to me Floyd realized he had an opportunity to finish it. You could see that "moment of realization" in his eyes, and then he just did nothing.

Seemed to me he deliberately held back for one reason or another, but what the **** do I know.

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

Not a chance, and I doubt he could have put Cotto down with a minute left if he tried.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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He had him hurt badly, then pulled away, the is the opposite of the Floyd who wants to end you, compared to what he did in the Gatti and Corrales fight.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

No, but he had him "On the Ropes"
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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He had him hurt badly, then pulled away, the is the opposite of the Floyd who wants to end you, compared to what he did in the Gatti and Corrales fight.
Your reaching, he wasn't hurt badly.

MC got buzzed by a punch and covered up with a minute left.. That's about it.

I bet you think he carried Baldomir too, right?
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:07 PM   #10
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

I wouldnt say carried him

But I think he knew he had won and out of respect for Miguels performance and skills he didnt want to take chances he didnt need to in the final round
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:08 PM   #11
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Lol no.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

yeah, he eased up off of him. i think he realized he did enough to win the decision convincingly. it would been AMAZING if he got a 12th round KO tho.
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Default Re: Did Floyd "carry" Miguel in the final round?

No. Mayweather was aware that Cotto would punch back. He was also aware that he was way up on the score cards.

(he was also aware that I'd bet a large amount of money on him to win on points)
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #15
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He's safety first but he was turning up the heat; had he found some better openings he could have gotten a KD
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