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Old 12-04-2011, 01:13 AM   #271
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Well, I disagree with that. Sure, the previous injury played a large role, but that is part of the game. The onus is on the fighters to target it and exploit it... And the onus is also on Margarito to take extra measures to protect that eye.

Cotto beat him tonight. Flat-out.
Cotto fought a smart fight, for sure. I think it was a bad stoppage though.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:14 AM   #272
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Well, I disagree with that. Sure, the previous injury played a large role, but that is part of the game. The onus is on the fighters to target it and exploit it... And the onus is also on Margarito to take extra measures to protect that eye.

Cotto beat him tonight. Flat-out.

that, he did
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:18 AM   #273
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exactly...

I think Margo still wouldve won...Cotto was gassing hard and his face was messed up big-time

Cotto just doesn't deal well w/ Margo's style.

Same problem Pac has against JMM
I don't know...

While I feel like Cotto was wearing down, Margarito was in bad shape and he was not landing the way he was in the first fight. That accumulation of punishment that led to Cotto being stopped in the first fight wasn't something that just happened in the last few rounds. Margs was landing hard power shots (with the 'you know what' possibility) throughout the fight, starting right off the bat.

Tonight, he couldn't find his target. His connect percentage was even way lower than it normally is (and he was never a high connect % guy). I just don't think he caused enough damage in the first 9 rounds to stop Cotto in the final three.

Then again, like I said above, I disagreed with the stoppage and would have liked to have seen him try, because his bearings were all there and it was plainly obvious what he was trying to do... And it was working to some degree.

It was an interesting fight that was headed in an interesting direction at the end. Unfortunately, the doctors wouldn't allow them to see it through.

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Old 12-04-2011, 01:20 AM   #274
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Cotto fought a smart fight, for sure. I think it was a bad stoppage though.

I do agree it was a bad stoppage, but there was a lot of attention paid to that eye and there would have been hell if he lost that eye when they could have stopped it. If Margo wants to keep fighting he will need an extended break and will need to see some experts or that is going to continue to get worked by whoever he fights.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:20 AM   #275
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exactly...

I think Margo still wouldve won...Cotto was gassing hard and his face was messed up big-time

Cotto just doesn't deal well w/ Margo's style.

Same problem Pac has against JMM
You'd gas out quicker if you were gettin hit harder than normal.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:21 AM   #276
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I do agree it was a bad stoppage, but there was a lot of attention paid to that eye and there would have been hell if he lost that eye when they could have stopped it. If Margo wants to keep fighting he will need an extended break and will need to see some experts or that is going to continue to get worked by whoever he fights.
I think that eye is pretty much ****ed, regardless of what happens.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:23 AM   #277
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I think that eye is pretty much ****ed, regardless of what happens.

I agree, but sometimes you have to save a fighter from himself. Margo is definitely one of those guys.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 AM   #278
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I do agree it was a bad stoppage, but there was a lot of attention paid to that eye and there would have been hell if he lost that eye when they could have stopped it. If Margo wants to keep fighting he will need an extended break and will need to see some experts or that is going to continue to get worked by whoever he fights.
The biggest thing he needs to do is to learn how to protect that eye a little better. There are steps that he could take (keeping his right glove high and maybe not being as wild). He is still fighting the way he did when he was ruling the welterweight division and, the fact is, he needs to adjust to the new hand that he has been dealt.

The eye will continue to get damage and it will always be an issue, but he can make it less of an issue by not constantly leading with his head and toning it down on the begging guys to punch him in the face so that he can return fire.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:24 AM   #279
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Is it me or was Margarito so damn slow? He move slow, he punch slow, how the heck did he become this high profile boxer? Or did he not used to be that slow in the past?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00GOuS-Utq4

He was much faster when he was younger. A younger Margarito became the first Boxer to Beat Sergio Martinez. ( Currently the best middleweight Boxer in the world, and ranked 3rd on the Ring Magazine lbs for pound ranking.)
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:27 AM   #280
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The biggest thing he needs to do is to learn how to protect that eye a little better. There are steps that he could take (keeping his right glove high and maybe not being as wild). He is still fighting the way he did when he was ruling the welterweight division and, the fact is, he needs to adjust to the new hand that he has been dealt.

The eye will continue to get damage and it will always be an issue, but he can make it less of an issue by not constantly leading with his head and toning it down on the begging guys to punch him in the face so that he can return fire.

Well we know that isn't happening.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:27 AM   #281
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Lastly, while Margarito's past actions are disgusting and there is no excuse for it, he's got balls of steel and is maybe the toughest guy in the sport.

I thought that serious consideration should have been given to a permanent ban for Margarito, the loaded wraps were so egregious and such a massive 'no-no' in this sport. But, you can't deny his heart and will. The guy just does not stop.

Any other normal person would submit when their payday is already assured and their permanent vision is on the line. This guy was willing to give up his eye to prove a point.... Begging for it, actually.

One tough hombre.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:30 AM   #282
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Lastly, while Margarito's past actions are disgusting and there is no excuse for it, he's got balls of steel and is maybe the toughest guy in the sport.

I thought that serious consideration should have been given to a permanent ban for Margarito, the loaded wraps were so egregious and such a massive 'no-no' in this sport. But, you can't deny his heart and will. The guy just does not stop.

Any other normal person would submit when their payday is already assured and their permanent vision is on the line. This guy was willing to give up his eye to prove a point.... Begging for it, actually.

One tough hombre.
How do you feel about Mosley's roiding? I'm not trying to start some conflict; I'm genuinely interested. It seems like he usually gets a pass because he's a nice guy.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:32 AM   #283
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Next week Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson

And Jean Pascal supposed to have a fight too?
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:33 AM   #284
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Next week Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson

And Jean Pascal supposed to have a fight too?
He's fighting W. Klitschko. I wouldn't expect a win.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:36 AM   #285
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He's fighting W. Klitschko. I wouldn't expect a win.

There to collect a paycheck then.

As for Mosley, I thought he should have been given a lengthy suspension for his actions. I think he escaped a ban because by the time it was found out he had been juicing he had been off the juice for a while. I'd have given him a long suspension personally....nice guy or not.
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