Cats will show up if you put out kibbled cat or dog food, which is one of the best and cheapest of crow foods. I left some of that out on the table for Freddie Roach and Miguel Cotto, and all them cats did was throw it right back in my face.
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Let’s all be honest here for a moment.
Many of you reading this right now thought Cotto was “done”, or at best, really worn out as a result of too many ring wars and the ones he had in the gym to prepare for those. Freddie Roach wasn’t looking all that great anymore either, considering Manny Pacquiao’s well documented and perceived slide and with fighters and trainers around the sport questioning his once razor-sharp acumen.
“This is the best training camp I’ve ever had with any fighter.” Roach said shockingly. Considering his work with the aforementioned Pacquiao and a host of other world class fighters, that statement is actually remarkable.
I mean, it's not like Delvin was Duran reincarnate- he wasn’t. But what he was is a fighter with length and pretty sound overall ability that was expected to provide a stern test of Cotto if in defeat.
This was a trip to the slaughterhouse.
From the opening bell Cotto unleashed a systematic and calculated assault of precise aggression. He never wavered in his commitment to what had to be a firmly embedded course of attack by Roach. After the 3rd round demolition, Roach was adamant that this Cotto would knockout Floyd Mayweather. While I can’t co-sign on that sentiment as a result of Rodriguez, there’s at least enough intrigue in that blanket assessment to pick up a pen and think about it.
Cotto waited on Floyd too much in that fight and fought somewhat like a bottled scientist, but Roach twisted off the cap. I’ve long held the notion that giving Floyd time and space to operate is ring suicide, and that only Pacquiao wouldn’t commit it.
The way Miguel put Rodriguez in aluminum foil and placed him in Tupperware was impressive. But he’d better pack a lunch if he thinks Mayweather is anything like Rodriguez (not that Floyd would want to let him have another chance to find out anyway).
For now, this new super duo can set their sights on other big game, like perhaps Sergio Martinez (unlikely) or Carlos Molina (possible). But the most compelling box office would be a match-up with Saul Canelo Alvarez, who’s still rinsing off the paint job Mayweather applied on him. Given Miguel’s free agent status and real moments with Floyd, combined with Canelo’s desultory effort against him, this fight should be about as likely as a forecast of rain in Seattle.
But one thing’s for sure: Miguel Cotto is back.