I was just telling you that he gave a post-fight interview. Your post gave the impression you didn't know that. Besides, would you feel like talking to Jim Gray? :)
Cotto's in a rough spot, not big enough to deal with real 154lb fighters, but can't make 147 without draining himself to the point that it drastically alters his fighting.
I don't think he should retire just yet, its not like he's Shane Mosley getting embarrassed in the ring. He's still competitive, just having a hard time putting it together for 12 rounds.
This is boxing though, it wouldn't really shock me if Cotto still got the Canelo fight in May.
Cotto will probably fight Canelo because, like you said, thats how boxing works. Cotto is still a name, and its another one of those on Alvarez's notch.
Trout was VERY impressive tonight. I dont think Cotto is that old, and even if I disagree with the final card (the margin, not hte victor), Trout showed me a lot of tactical acumen in this fight. In fact, this fight was very enjoyable because of how tactical the fight was.
I would love to see Trout v. Canelo, but that wont happen.
Cotto is a great fighter but he needs too chill it's okay too fight a few fights where he is the heavy favorite. He's fought top notch competition fight after fight after suffering brutal loses. Mosley, Margo, PAC, Margo, Mayweather and now the champ at 154 Trout it seems too me that people is just cashing out on him. You cant keep talking loses then turn around and fight another monster nobody is looking out for the health of Cotto. Mosley was a brawl, Margo
Cheated and destroyed Cotto and almost ended his career, Pacquaio pretty much was finishing what Margo started beat down, You fight Margo again got a little confidence back then turn around and fight Mayweather which was a Brawl then you turn around and face a young champion which didn't end well.
My advice too Cotto, Don't let boxing destroy you, you have a wonderful family and still young your health is more important than anything.
I see this is a pity party for Cotto. IMO, Cotto was never a great fighter. He was good, but he is a nothch below Pac, May, Trinidad, Oscar and a young Mosley. And let's tell it like it is, it's was HIS decision to fight the best fighters and I applaud him for that. He's on record in saying he will follow the $. No one can never say that he isn't a fighting champion though. Now that I think of it, most Puerto Rican fighters are fighting champions.
With that being said, Cotto doesn't deserve to headline another PPV card. Canelo should call out Floyd or just fight Trout. We know he'll beat Cotto. Do we need to see that beatdown to prove it?
I know awhile back I said that I'd no longer be ordering anymore Pac/Floyd fights until they fought each other... but for some reason I just have to see the Pac/ Marquez fight now. I have been reeled in.
I think Pac and Marquez are really gonna go at it Saturday night. I will definitely be watching.
I'll watch because I watch all fights, but I don't really have much interest in it to be honest.
And in other boxing news, Floyd Mayweather (once again) announces the date of his next fight on the same week Pacquiao is fighting.
The problem I have with Pac/Marquez IV is that it seems clear now that Marquez will never win a decision over Pac, but doesn't seem to quite have what it takes anymore to KO/TKO him, be it his age, wear & tear, and fighting at a weight that does not do him justice, so he is at a real disadvantage as far as trying to finish his opponent. I felt he won the 3rd fight, convincingly. I wouldn't go as far as saying "domination" but he did show as he did in his other fights with Pac, that Pac has a weakness against boxers who have power. Guys who can actually counter-punch as opposed to just walking into Pac's punches, thinking they will overpower him,
I am sure I will give in and find a stream to watch the fight but this 4th fight does not have the luster it could/should have., had Marquez been given the decision over Pac last year.
That's all Marquez was doing. Let Pac throw his combos, once that left hand is launched Pac doesn't do a good job covering up for the counter, if anything there have been plenty of times that Pac will follow with that left and just stand there.