Saturday, November 14, 2009

Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto Weigh in

Some observations about the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto weigh in: Surprisingly, Manny Pacquiao looked about the same size as Cotto. He wasn't dwarfed by any means. Perhaps the size difference will become more apparent when the two fighters step into the ring - but I was expecting more of a size difference than what I saw; considering Miguel Cotto is a full fledged welterweight.

Cotto is physically bigger than Manny, and will be heavier by the time the two fight. But height and reach-wise, they match up well and are quite equal.

Before I watched the weigh in, I was expecting to see Cotto somewhat drained, due to the extra two pounds he had to drop; if Cotto was drained, his body didn't show it. He looked great - as did Manny Pacquiao.

Both fighters looked in top shape (they always are), confident and ready to go. There should be no excuses from either fighter/camp, or from fans of either boxer after the fight.

After months of hype and excitement, they are ready to go. I just hope the action surpasses the pre-fight hoopla!

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