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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Will Cotto Automatically Become The Top P4P Boxer If He Defeats Pacquiao?

This occurred to me that if Miguel Cotto (34-1, 27, KO’s) beats Manny Pacquiao (49-3, 37 KO’s), then will he gain the top pound for pound spot, in my opinion this should not happen, I have a lot of respect for Cotto he’s a great fighter, but being pound for pound king is more than just beating the fighter on the top spot.

Take Pacquiao, he earned his spot as number 1 beating the likes of Morales, Barrera, Marquez and De La Hoya, but he didn’t get the number 1 spot until Mayweather retired, but Pacquiao had bigger wins than Mayweather against future legends in the sport, while Mayweather was fighting the like of Carlos Manuel Baldomir (44-12, 13KO’s) and Sharmba Mitchell (57-6, 30 KO’s).
And until Mayweather retired, Pacquiao was him number 2, and let me point out it wasn’t until Pacquiao became number 1 pound for pound that the critics began criticising his opponents (De La Hoya and Hatton) two guys Mayweather had beat as well although not as well as Pacquiao did.

Cotto has fought quality opposition throughout his career and proved himself against the likes of Mosley, Judah and Quintana. He is now ranked 8th on the pound for pound list after winning a close decision to Joshua Clottey (35-3, 20 KO’s), but I don’t believe that if he beats Pacquiao he should jump from 8th to 1st he should move up to 3rd and Pacquiao should move down 1 place, and as for first place that will probably end up going to the winner of Marquez/Mayweather.

There was a similar situation with Pacquiao/Hatton, would Hatton have gained the number 1 spot, I’m sure if he did beat Pacquiao and gain the top spot there would have been an uproar from the boxing community, so will there be an uproar from the boxing community if Cotto is crowned pound for pound king.

The situation of whether Cotto takes the number 1 pound for pound spot (if he beats Pacquiao) is totally up for debate, but if it did happen I’m sure there would be a lot more critics out to bash Cotto and they might leave Pacquiao alone and his so called “ over the hill opponents”.

Source: boxingnews24.com

1 comment:

  1. mayweather number 1 spot if he win?u are crazyyyyyyyyyyyyy