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Monday, August 3, 2009

Manny Pacquiao Vs Miguel Cotto: Who Has More Punching Power?

Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto Odds: With the Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto November 14th mega fight right around the corner, fight experts from Vegassharps.com have decided to break down which one of these power-punchers has more dynamite in their Everlast. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto fight will be staged at a catch weight of 145 Lbs. and the bigger man physically will be the 5’7” Cotto who is “natural” welterweight. The 5’6” Pacquiao started his career at 105 Lbs. and has campaigned primarily at 130 Lbs. the last 4 years except for his last 3 fights where he has weighed 138, 142 and 134. Despite Cotto’s advantage in size the question is whether or not Cotto actually punches harder than the best boxer in the world Pacquiao? The Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto boxing betting odds have Manny Pacquiao as a moderate -215 favorite at Sportsbetting.com.

Manny Pacquiao has KO’d 68% of his opponents in his 54 pro fights while Cotto has stopped 77% of his foes in his 35 fight career. Both of these numbers are legit and not artificially inflated with both of fighters having most of their fights against top-flight competition. The southpaw Pacquiao is a speed puncher that scores most of his KO’s with blinding fast punches thrown with bad intentions to the head and body. Pacquiao best punch is a searing straight left hand that he sets up best behind a double jab. Pacquiao also has a short right hook that is quick, accurate and powerful. Miguel Cotto is a heavy puncher that likes to batter opponents to the body. Cotto’s best weapon is a left hook to the ribs or liver that is delivered with tremendous leverage. Cotto has an explosive straight right thrown with textbook form that complements his left hook nicely.

Both of these guys beat people up but Pacquiao’s power is more a result of speed rather than pure power. When Miguel Cotto is given the opportunity to sit down on his punches and deliver them with 100% levearge he can hit about as hard as anyone. Cotto has permanently damaged or deteriorated a number of top level boxers with his power over the span of his career.

Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto Power Edge: Advantage Miguel Cotto

Source: onlinesportshandicapping.com

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