Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Miguel Cotto vs. Manny Pacquiao Is On

It's official. Boxing fans can sit back and breath a sigh of relief. Miguel Cotto vs. Manny Pacquiao is officially signed and will take place Nov. 14.

It will take me a few weeks to make an official prediction on who I think will come out the winner. This fight can easily go either way. Miguel Cotto's size and power punching - along with his jab needs to be taken into consideration. On the flip side, Pacquiao's lighting quick hands and stamina could counter Miguel's advantages.

Right now, I'm leaning towards Miguel Cotto. He isn't washed up like De La Hoya was, is bigger than Ricky Hatton - and unlike Hatton, has a jab. This bout will be speed vs. power, like I've said in a previous entry. The X-factor in this fight is Manny's trainer, Freddie Roach; he's a real evil genius when it comes to creating a fight plan for his fighters. I have no doubt Roach will have Manny Pacquiao try to exploit Cotto's weaknesses. Whether Manny will be able to or not is another story.

But more time needs to be had, for me to make an official prediction. Let's just be thankful this fight was made. Boxing is in need of some much needed hype. We're finally getting it with Floyd Mayweather-Juan Manuel Marquez, and now Cotto-Pacquiao.


Cotto vs Pacquiao 2009 said...

The fight is on November 14
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