Shane Mosley breaks down Miguel Cotto – Floyd Mayweather fight

17 Apr

Denzil Stone – Atlantic City

Shane Mosley may have given a better account of himself when he narrowly lost to Miguel Cotto in 2007 than when he was dominated by Floyd Mayweather three years later but the ring veteran has refused to pick a winner when the two form fighters trade shots on Cinco de Mayo at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Mosley points to Cotto’s experience at 154lbs as a key factor but feels Mayweather will be comfortable from round five onwards.

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Mosley won one round at best against Money May two years ago. Credit: Stacey Verbeek - Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, Dallas

“Miguel Cotto is definitely a hard worker and very strong and I think he’s a little deceptive in the way that he throws his punches,” said Sugar Shane of Cotto, who has altered his style since first joining Emanuel Steward at the Kronk Gym setup and latterly with Pedro Luis Diaz, the noted coach of Cuban amateurs.

The culmination of Cotto (37-2-0, 30ko) and Diaz’s work could be witnessed during their first – and, thus far, only – fight together: Miguel’s deconstruction and long-awaited vengeance over his former slayer; Antonio Margarito.

“[Cotto] appears to be slower than he really is,” Mosley (46-7-1, 39ko) continued. “He’s really fast. I believe that with Mayweather, he has great skills and talent. I think that it’s going to be a tough fight for both guys. The first four or five rounds are going to be interesting, but I think Floyd might take over from there.”

Despite holding the world title that is on the line on May 5, ‘Super’ WBA junior middleweight world champion Cotto is the underdog against Mayweather, but Mosley believes Miguel has a chance as he has campaigned longer at the weight (with stoppage victories Yuri Foreman, Ricardo Mayorga and Margarito).

“You never can tell,” he said. “If Floyd doesn’t take Miguel serious, then Miguel can be a good choice in the fight being that he is a natural 154 pounder.”

Mosley provides the chief support on the undercard to the Cotto and Mayweather fight as the American takes on Saul Alvarez.

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