Weekend Wrap Up: A Fight At last!
Mayweather-Cotto was far better than most hope for. It was filled with action and intensity with Cotto constantly bringing the heat to Mayweather. Floyd had fight last Saturday night. He had to dig down and gut it out. Cotto earned praise in his valiant effort. But I think Cotto could have done more and has no reason to dispute the defeat. He should blame himself.
Cotto was too nice on the inside. He didn’t rip Floyd there enough when he had perfect angles to do so. He stayed calm in the clinches when he should have been ripping Floyd’s body. I think Cotto fought great other than his inside game.
What is with Cotto’s trainer telling him to box when he could pressure Mayweather more?! Staying center ring is Floyd’s game and that allows him to rest and do his thing. bad move.
Floyd was very accurate and precise with his punches. He understands ring gneralship well. This made me a fan of his in his young championship days. Doing amazing things against the best.
Floyd doesn’t seem to have the legs he used to. He backs to the ropes when he used to dart around. his reflexes look duller too. It’s fair to say he is slowing down. His ring IQ isn’t though. I wouldn’t mind seeing a rematch if the Pacquiao-Cotto fight can’t be made. Perhaps Cotto could do better in the rematch? Maybe he is to Mayweather what Antonio Tarver was to Roy Jones?
Heavy Bag Workout.
Canelo looked strong and sharp against a stick a fork in him he’s done Shane Mosley. Canelo really turns into his punches and rips the body well. He relaxes very well in the ring too. Golden Boy better start matching him a bit more tough if they expect him to keep growing because it looks like he hasn’t progressed in his last two fights. He needs live challanges to bring out his best, grow, and develop. He does enough heavy bag work in the gym. Why match him with one on fight night? We really don’t know enough about Canelo to get a true feel for him. Sure he’s only 21 years old, but a real live body isn’t asking for much.
Canelo has star power and I think he will grow into a pretty damn good fighter. It’s up to his team now to make that a reality.