The 12th round of Marquez-Vazquez 3 was way more dramatic than Cotto-Margarito. It's easily the fight of the year. With Casamayor-Katsidis as the runner up.I went with Margarito-Cotto. Vasquez-Marquez III was great with a lot of back and forth action but not as dramatic as watching Cotto outboxing Margarito with ease and then getting hurt gradually it was like watching a guy getting slowly crushed by a brick wall. And the outcome makes it great.
The year ain't over yetIt's basically a two horse race between Vasquez/Marquez and Margarito/Cotto. I went with the former based upon the drama that had been building thanks to their first two epic clashes and the unfinished business, plus the twelfth round was one of those unforgettable "willing ones self to a win" type performances by Israel Vasquez, pound-for-pound the toughest man in the sport. That being said, I wouldn't take any issue with anyone who would go with Margarito/Cotto. Definitely as important a chapter in the Mexico/Puerto Rico rivalry as any other. Any year that has Paquiao/Marquez II coming in as the third best fight of the year is a good year in my book.
Haha, I almost forgot. So which fight do you think has the best chance to overtake Vasquez/Marquez III for FOY honors? I'm expecting big things from Mijares/Darchinyan despite all the Vic naysayers as well as the Taylor/Lacy bout. Maybe Oscar and Manny can produce one for the ages...The year ain't over yet
It was a great fight no doubt but the fact that Cotto was undefeated and the betting favorite and all the talk about Oscar or Floyd fighting the winner just added to the drama.The 12th round of Marquez-Vazquez 3 was way more dramatic than Cotto-Margarito. It's easily the fight of the year. With Casamayor-Katsidis as the runner up.