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Old 05-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweatherm and de la hoya gets a sd?

Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweather and de la hoya gets a sd?

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweatherm and de la hoya gets a sd?

He didn't

But the De La Hoya fight was part of the reason Cotto was beaten so convincingly

Oscar did a much better job of muting Floyds offence than Cotto did, apart from size both fighters presented much the same problem for Floyd, a largely left-hook reliant body-punching pressure fighter with a good jab

The Oscar fight was obvious enough indication Cotto's left hook would be all but useless during the fight, it's too easily negated by his elbow when he shells up, and his earmuff guard again like DLH's stopped a lot of straights but was perfect to sneak uppercuts under, and right hooks round the side of.

*DLH of course is not normally a body-puncher, but he tried to implement it into his game plan as much as was possible

Both fights Floyd won clearly but a lot of people seem to be deceived by Cotto/DLH's workrate, having Floyd on the ropes and flurrying into his elbow/shoulder doesn't score points with me, especially not when you are being countered half the time
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweatherm and de la hoya gets a sd?

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He didn't

But the De La Hoya fight was part of the reason Cotto was beaten so convincingly

Oscar did a much better job of muting Floyds offence than Cotto did, apart from size both fighters presented much the same problem for Floyd, a largely left-hook reliant body-punching pressure fighter with a good jab

The Oscar fight was obvious enough indication Cotto's left hook would be all but useless during the fight, it's too easily negated by his elbow when he shells up, and his earmuff guard again like DLH's stopped a lot of straights but was perfect to sneak uppercuts under, and right hooks round the side of.

*DLH of course is not normally a body-puncher, but he tried to implement it into his game plan as much as was possible

Both fights Floyd won clearly but a lot of people seem to be deceived by Cotto/DLH's workrate, having Floyd on the ropes and flurrying into his elbow/shoulder doesn't score points with me, especially not when you are being countered half the time


You get points for workrate, they told Floyd in his corner at his fight with DLH that DLH was getting points for his aggression thats when Floyd turned it up a little and DLH stopped throwing the jab.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweatherm and de la hoya gets a sd?

I gave Cotto two rounds and Oscar four, so I'd disagree with the original premis.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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Tbf I think not quoting the whole sentence changes the context

This is what I am talking about

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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Default Re: Cotto did better than de la hoya vs mayweatherm and de la hoya gets a sd?

But yea I made a post somewhere before the fight about them being very similar challenges stylistically (which was why I was a little confused as to why people seemed to be sure Cotto was going to win)

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Cotto was SO open for the right hook it was ludicrous

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Mayweather was landing it at will

So again, I disagree with the OP, Cotto did not to better than De La Hoya because he lacked the size & defence
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