Three months ago, we have seen an undefeated Puerto Rican Prospect take the beating of his life. Also his first professional career loss against one of the most dangerous welterweights in the world, Antonio Margarito. This fight is a candidate for fight of the year. It could also be the biggest upset of the year as well. Antonio Margarito came in the fight as an underdog, and boy did he prove everyone wrong.
This fight was just unbelievable. I am a Cotto fan, and I thought to my mind “How can you beat Cotto, besides hitting his chin?” Margarito gave us an answer. It was relentless pressure in every single round. But the real reason that he accomplished that was because he had an excellent chin, and Cotto did not hit Margarito in the body. Cotto’s body shots were his signature punches, and he did not hit Margarito there. If he did, the fight could have been dominated by Cotto because he took away Margarito’s punches.
Margarito was throwing punches constantly at Cotto, through the whole fight. He was the one who dug inside his opponents body, regardless of all the punches that Cotto hit him with. A lot of people have used this fight as an inspiration. People were saying that this fight was like Rocky IV. Margarito was playing Rocky and Cotto was playing the role as the Ivan Drago. They say that Cotto’s mind was thinking that Margarito wasn’t human, as the same for Ivan Drago.
Any who, many want to know what is next for Miguel Cotto. Well, it has been stated that if Paul Williams is going to vacate his title, that Cotto was going to fight Michael Jennings for the vacated title. That’s assuming that Williams will leave his title on the table to become a middleweight.
Another opponent would be the likes of Kermit Cintron. Cintron will be having a match against Lovemore N’Dou. He believes that he will be the first to stop N’dou. I do not think that will happen. Cotto couldn’t stop N’Dou, and he’s a lot better of a fighter than Cintron. So what makes you think that he will stop him.
If he does get past N’dou and he faces Cotto, he already has another loss on his record. Cotto will come back after his first loss, and he will be the hungriest fighter that night. He is not going to take any chances. Cotto will go back to that body, and take out Cintron’s air. That’s why I love a fighter after a loss or their first professional loss. You see the best out of them.
I just cannot wait to see Cotto come back. If he is the warrior that we think he is, then he will have no problem with Cintron. He’ll make Cintron look silly, especially with Cotto’s hand speed. If he accomplishes that, then he has a match setup for a Margarito rematch. I just hope that this time, it will be a turn around. The ONLY way that he’ll win against Margarito is if he takes out Margarito’s air and knocks him out. That’s the only way. He doesn’t have the foot speed to get away from Margarito that quick. But anyways, I just cannot wait.
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