Exactly. Not only does it not tell us or his handlers if he's ready for that fight, but it takes some steam out of the rematch. By the way, who is that in your second GIF image?I can't see Arum throwing him in with Clottey. I think Berto would be a good solid come-back fight for Cotto but I don't see that one materialising either. I don't want to see him in with a can because it will tell us nothing about how he's coping post-Margarito and that could be dangerous for the rematch.
Yeah the last thing Cotto needs is to be feed to Margarito less than 100%.Exactly. Not only does it not tell us or his handlers if he's ready for that fight, but it takes some steam out of the rematch. By the way, who is that in your second GIF image?
I don't think he is. I might agree, but with Jermain Taylor he handpicked smaller opponents (Ouma & Spinks) in an attempt to make Taylor look good, which backfired badly:laugh: Like all promoter DiBella cares about money and thats it IMO.Berto would be the perfect opponent for Cotto. I've been hearing Sebastian Lujan was the most likely candidate, but while he's a tough dude and all, he carries zero name recognition. Berto, on the other hand, is THE hot up and comer at 147 and will have a belt for Cotto to snatch barring a big setback on Saturday. I kinda doubt Lou DiBella will be all that enthusiastic about putting his prized guy in with what should be one hungry wolf in Cotto. He could see Cotto as damaged and there for the taking, though. Obviously it would be a huge opportunity for Berto, so it'd be tough to pass up despite the risks. I think DiBella is the type of promoter who deeply loves and cares about the sport and its well being, so I guess I can see him making this fight because it would be good for boxing. Bob Arum might not greenlight it though. He may want to put Cotto in with a softer touch to ensure that the rematch with Margarito comes off without a hitch.
I agree with both of you guys. Cotto/Berto has great fight written all over it. It'll end in knockout. Cotto can still rise back up to the top.Cotto/Berto would be a great fight. FOTY material.
:laugh: you know what I'm talking about, I mean Cotto was winning that fight but that bulldozer kept coming, sure he can rise to the top of another alphabet title but not Margarito's...
Defenetly, I think Cotto would have to stop Berto to win otherwise he would get outpointed..Cotto/Berto would be a great fight. FOTY material.
Most defenetly, I really want to see if there's any lingering damage..I'd back Cotto against both Berto and Clottey. Although both would be great fights IMO. This first fight back will tell us a lot about Cotto.