Who makes Miguel Cotto's list of the best he has faced?
Legendary Pueto Rican warrior Miguel Cotto reveals the best he has faced, in a glittering career he fought a who's who across 4 weight divisions names like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao ,Zab Judah , Canelo and of course the Mexican Antonio Margarito in a unforgettable two fight series the first fight tainted with controversy.
Here is what he had to say about the best he faced breaking them down into key categories.
Ricardo Torres: I think the best jab was Ricardo Torres, the guy from Colombia. He caught me with good jabs in the fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr: He was so slippery in every moment of the fight. It was so difficult to get to him.
Paulie Malignaggi: I think Paulie Malignaggi was one of the quickest guys I ever faced. At the time of our fight he came in really good shape. He came in good condition and he made me work really hard to beat him.
Manny Pacquiao: I think Manny. He was so quick to get around. To hit him was very difficult for me because he moved so well.
Yoshihiro Kamegai: I hit Mayorga so hard it was so hard to believe he was still standing in front of me, but I think Kamegai had the best chin. I punched him with all my best and flush shots and the guy kept coming.
Mayweather: No doubt, Floyd Mayweather. You can catch him with one good shot, but it is so hard to catch him twice that it makes me believe he is the smartest one.
Ricardo Mayorga: Mayorga was the strongest opponent I ever faced. I put my hands on him and he didn’t move. He was solid as a rock.
Randall Bailey: This guy Randall Bailey, in my first title defense back in 2004. He caught me with a good right hand but I handled it well and I did my job.
Mayweather: Boxing and fundamentals, I would say Mayweather. The difficulty with Mayweather is that he’s so hard to catch him twice with the same mistake. He had very good skills. He had all the shots.
Mayweather: I think Floyd. He was smarter than everyone else. He was a really good boxer. He did everything about as well as anybody
Credit Ring Magazine