Pacquiao vs Cotto Preview and Predictions

I am sure many Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto fans, as well as other boxing fanatics around the world are so much excited to watch Pacquiao vs Cotto live stream this Saturday night.

For the first time, a mega-fight is a mega-fight on the merits, the Nov. 14’s 145-pound bout between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto is the best of both worlds indeed. It is a fight that has meaning, and will be exciting one way or another, and has heat with the mainstream.

First, and most importantly, Pacquiao is not too small for Cotto and Cotto is too much damaged goods for Pacquiao. For all the angry Pacquiao fans out there who think Cotto isn’t over the hill from his knockout loss to Antonio Margarito, I direct you to Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach, who says he thinks Cotto IS damaged goods.

From there, I think the major advantage for Pacquiao is his speed. He has it. Cotto doesn’t have much of it. Even though I don’t think Pacquiao is “too small” for Cotto, I still think size is Cotto’s primary advantage in this fight. Cotto is going to outweigh Pacquiao by about 15 pounds once they rehydrate on Saturday from the 145 pound limit, and Cotto is going to be the bigger man, pure and simple.

There are X factors. For instance, on the Pacquiao side, Roach being such a great trainer helps Pacquiao; Cotto looking weight-drained in the eyes of many observers hurts him.

On the other hand, Pacquiao has the air of a fighter who is once-in-a-lifetime. It’s why, ultimately, Pacquiao is going to beat Cotto. I give Cotto a better chance, much better chance, than Hatton.

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