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Old 12-29-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: South FL
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By Mark Vester

After Manny Pacquiao stopped Oscar De La Hoya on December 6 in Las Vegas, many began to ponder how Pacquiao would do against some of the top welterweights in the division. One name the continues to come up is former two division champion Miguel Cotto. Cotto is considered a small welterweight and moved up from 140-pounds, where Pacquiao will now campaign. The two fighters are similiar in height and share the same reach at 67-inches. Both fighters are also under contract with the same promotional company, Top Rank.

Evangelista Cotto, trainer and uncle of Miguel, does not think the idea is absurd and doesn't rule it out as a possible fight for 2009. Pacquiao is scheduled to face Ricky Hatton on May 2. Should Pacquiao come off with a win, the "mega-fight" options are not exactly stacked. If Floyd Mayweather Jr. unretires, then Pacquiao has another mega-fight, but if Floyd decides to stay away from the sport - the options come down to a trilogy with Juan Manuel Marquez or someone along the lines of a Miguel Cotto.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto is Possible, Says Evangelista - Boxing News
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Interesting fight, if Pac gets past Hatton I think the payday will entice Floyd out of "retirement". I always wanted to see Cotto Vs Floyd. Cotto has just the right amount of speed and power to beat Floyd.
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Blackwater Park
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I'll watch Pac-Man fight a ham samidge.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Surprise, Az
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If Pacman is willing to fight Cotto then why not fight Margarito?
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago- Westside
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Margarito causes match up problems for Pacquiao- same problems that caused Cotto to loose the fight against Margarito (height).
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: South FL
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If Pacman is willing to fight Cotto then why not fight Margarito?
Because Cotto is smaller than margarito (margarito is 5'10 and much bigger than cotto), I'd give cotto the victory if he fights pacquiao.
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