Your three favourite Miguel Cotto performances?

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  1. McGrain

    McGrain Diamond Dog Staff Member

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    So performances, not fights, so we're after wins not losses, unless you consider a loss particularly brave or impressive for some other reason!

    For me:

    1) Kelson Pinto. Decent amount of buzz about this one there was a sense that there were two elite prospects colliding rather than one seeing off a patsy. That turned out to be untrue - Pinto never won another meaningful fight - but it was exciting at the time. And Cotto just chopped his man up, but not without seeing some fun first, fighting ring centre. That excellent third. Cotto fought with an even more exaggerated stoop then, he was special looking I think, I felt I hadn't really seen anyone like that in colour. Still, probably, the Cotto fight I pop on the most.

    2) Margarito II. You seldom get the luxury of such a clean cut good guy/bad guy dynamic but this was it. And the pre-fight face off refereed by Kellerman will live forever; so, too, will the post-fight interview with Cotto which was very beautiful to behold.

    3) Daniel Geale. Old man, still got it.



    What you got?

    Stick to three picks please.
     
  2. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Off the top, I would say the Quintana fight. Geale too, yeah, that’s a good one. Third one? Hmmm. Perhaps Mosley?
     
  3. McGrain

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    Quintana is a good shout but Mosley? Thought he gave too much ground late there and he could have dropped the decision...maybe from the point of view of a varying fight plan, but I wouldn't call Mosley personally.
     
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  4. The Morlocks

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    You mean when he was standing there beat up again staring at a cyclops and thanking God that the ref was in the bag, because Tony was close to stopping him before 12 ag a in?
     
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  5. ChrisJS

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    I haven’t seen it in so long. I remember thinking he won clear. I don’t think he has a ton of perfect performances.
     
  6. McGrain

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    Tbf, some people did have him winning pretty clear, and the judges were the ones that really mattered, but there was a chunk of folks who felt otherwise. The main thing I would say about it is that it would have been reasonable for Mosley to have won, although I think they got the right man.

    Mosley himself was pretty unperturbed.
     
  7. Xplosive

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    I always felt Pinto was his best performance.
     
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  8. Colonel Sanders

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    Judah - Cotto too good and too strong for the quick handed Judah. Dominated and stopped him in impressive fashion.

    Foreman - I liked to see the small, compact Cotto out-everything-ing his taller, mover type opponent. Won in emphatic fashion via signature body shot.

    Martinez - Cotto deserves more credit than he gets for that one. Who knows what Cotto would have done to the Martinez who beat Macklin. Maybe he'd have done the same thing. It was evident he was a superior boxer in the first minute of the fight. Martinez was never in the fight.
     
  9. McGrain

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    Foreman was kind of marred for me by the knee fiasco and that ****ing divot Arthur Mercante. He was such a divot. Was this the fight where during referee's instructions he brought up Cotto's dead dad? In the ring? Might have cleared it with Miguel first I suppose but I remember being utterly furious at that and if he didn't clear it with Miguel he should be blinded.

    He was brilliant against Martinez, I had that one on this afternoon and it is for sure underrated.
     
  10. Xplosive

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    Forgot about the Quintana fight. That was his best performance at 147.
     
  11. seansanashee

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    Although Cotto was the underdog against Martinez, it's quite clear that Martinez was completely shot when they fought. It was a great moment in Cotto's career but nowhere near to being his best win.
     
  12. Colonel Sanders

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    I struggle with the notion that Martinez was all of a sudden shot coming off a decent win, hard-fought decision over a top contender in Murray. Granted it was a close fight and Martinez had knee surgery and 14 months layoff, but still. I don't think just saying Martinez was shot gives justice to what transpired that night. Cotto was sharp.
     
  13. Colonel Sanders

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    I don't remember the part about Cotto's dad. I do remember that Mercante refused to stop the fight when the towel just came flying in, threw everybody out, and resumed the fight. That, at least, was awesome.
     
  14. Mike_b

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    1) Margarito 2
    2)Martinez
    3)Zab judah
     
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  15. McGrain

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    It wasn't, I checked. Now i'm obsessed about finding out which fight it was.
     
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