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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fernando Vargas Says Pacquiao is Too Much For Cotto

Former champion Fernando Vargas doesn’t see WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto being able to deal with the physical gifts of Manny Pacquiao on November 14 in Las Vegas. Vargas, now a promoter and running show on the West Coast, is the co-promoter of the November 6 card at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas that features Zab Judah, Joel Casamayor and Salvador Sanchez Jr. He views Pacquiao as the best fighter in the game.

“I really think Pacquiao right now is the man to beat,” Vargas said to the Visalia Times-Delta. “He’s been beating top-notch fighters. I don’t think Cotto will be able to deal with him. Pacquiao is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the game. It should be a good fight, but Pacquiao will win.”

Vargas has been wrong in the past. He picked Juan Manuel Marquez to upset Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 19. Mayweather won a dominating decision over twelve rounds. The fight wasn’t even close. He now says the win didn’t surprise him and he picked Marquez based on his Mexican roots.

“I wasn’t surprised Mayweather won because I know he’s an intelligent fighter,” Vargas said. “He wasn’t going to get in there and trade punches. You can’t take anything away from the guy. I was pushing 100 percent for Marquez because he’s Mexican.”

Source: boxingscene.com



  2. of course if cotto is from mexico where vargas should go? because cotto is from puerto rico he choose pacman and he knew that pacman has explosive power and awkward style which anybody doesn't have.even mosley believe that pacman will win because he always at the front of the ring watching and witness the explosive power of pacman.now pacman has two explosive power, left and right hand will make cotto dizzy of taking pacman's punches once when he is open. pacman is sharp shooter and accurate, he can hit wherever he wants to hit and the punch come from nowhere is the dangerous punch of pacman because southpaw has different angle and opponent can't see the very quick southpaw punch when they're facing each other,especially pacman has a speed that's more dangerous for cotto.it just like speed plus power equals knock out.

  3. i thought ricans n mexicano r basically the same culturally, ethnically... why should they hate on each other?