A Confident Cotto Performed to His Best Against Floyd Mayweather
In 2009, when Miguel Cotto stepped into the ring to face a then pre-deity level Manny Pacquiao, it was as a man in the midst of a surprisingly turbulent time in his professional career. Coming off of the high of major victories over Zab Judah and Shane Moseley in 2006, and the devastating low surrounding his controversial loss to Antonio Margarito in 2008, Cotto was suddenly a more pensive fighter than had been trademark until that point of his career. And, really, who could blame him?
Three years later, the humility remains, but Miguel Cotto could hardly be considered the same fighter. The Cotto we saw fall to arguably the best fighter going today in Floyd Mayweather Jr. —and I’m being swayed to the dark side more and more each day— is not the same who suffered defeat at the hands of the other best fighter going today, Pacquiao, in 2009.
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Saturday night, we saw a dejected, angry Miguel C...