Who was better for pr?

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  1. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

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    Cotto or Trinidad? Trinidad was a bigger fighter, effevescent full of life, known as "titooooo!" He fought guys in heavier divisions even falling short at middleweight. Him and his father were one of the best combos up untill a certain point aka winky wright. But Trinidad was a simpler guy man, he used to ride horses in his home country, he was one guy loved by the people's from pr.

    Then you have cotto, a little bit smaller guy who fought big. A little bit of a primadonna, but nevertheless a stoic figure. He had the aura of invincibility and he went to war like no other. He was quieter than Tito, always respectful of people but a little bit more serious.

    My question is, who was the better ambassador of the two, and who was the better champion for the people? Or was it benitez, Gomez, Ruiz or oquendo not to mention Kermit cintron?

    Your thoughts?
    Who had the better career?
     
  2. JOKER

    JOKER You Get What You #$@%ing Deserve!!! Full Member

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    Skinny Asian.
     
  3. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    I liked Cotto more but then his divaness vs Martinez made me dislike him
     
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  4. George Crowcroft

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  5. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    Tito was a beast, Melon Head Miguel is a cripple crushing hospital raider who won his world titles at 154 and 160 against a one-legged rabbi and a fighter with the knees of a 300 y/o professional cyclist respectively.
     
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  6. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    It's not even close. Tito is greater, and he had a greater connection with the PR public (although Cotto's natural reserve/introversion can't be held against him).
     
  7. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

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    That's a great read man, I'm learning really much about prs history. Thanks for the list!
     
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  8. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    Tito.

    cottos revenge against Margarito was rubbish. I wanted him to go out and punish the shell of the man that maybe/maybe not cheated against him.

    then he goes an nearly punches himself out again and the fight is stopped. Meh.

    heard he’s a diva too
     
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  9. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    Tell me about it. I was in the Garden that night. The lamest, most hollow, most in-name-only revenge in my time of following boxing. Truly lousy political stoppage.
     
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  10. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    I think Marg proved that night he had cottos number.

    Old, badly battered by Mosley an pac, one eyed and from my view on the couch at home Cotto looked exhausted and Marg was coming on
     
  11. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    Tony was never the same after the ban and the breakup of his relationship with Capetillo. I can't say that I'm sure he would've worn Cotto down in those last three rounds, but he had a chance, he was coming on in the fight, and the intervention of the bald, coneheaded physician (and his silly stethoscope) was in aid of a house stoppage designed to mitigate any risk of Margarito upsetting the narrative.

    Margarito never cheated Cotto. It's a long argument, but it can be boiled down to an experiment Boxing Illustrated conducted in the mid-1960's (with the assistance of Cleveland Williams and his trainer Perry Payne); they conclusively proved that plaster has no practical application in a boxing match and that it would only be of injurious deteriment to any fighter who attempted to use it to gain an advantage.
     
  12. Eggman

    Eggman "The cream of the crop! Nobody does it better! Full Member

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    hey I would never believe a word of brother naz lol
     
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  13. navigator

    navigator "Billy Graham? He's my man." Full Member

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    Paranoid guy with a tea cosy on his head, snarfing a hot dog with one hand while snapping a towel with the other and garbling silly idioms with his mouth full.
     
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  14. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Junkie banned Full Member

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    Tito and its not even a discussion.
     
  15. Fat_asian

    Fat_asian Member Full Member

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    Why the disrespect for Naz? I thought he had an opportunity so he ran with it. He found a "plaster like " substance not exactly plaster per say, but just to be safe he put it in his pocket. When he handed it over to the commission THEN they dissected it. If he turned it in that night it might have been the last time he see it.