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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-02-07 11:02 AM
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8. Moving up
in weight does change most fighters' ability in areas like punching power. A wonderful example is Roberto Duran, who will be at the Hall of Fame next weekend. But a lot of young guys hurt themselves by trying to stay at a lower weight, and they are not able to maintain a brisk pace -- Tommy Hearns in the first Leonard fight, for example.

Cotto looks like he is "big" for his weight. Tough guy, and from everything I can see, a real decent man outside of the ring. He seems to respect Zab's ability, while I am not as confident that Zab respects Cotto.

Whoever gets hurt first will likely lose. Both are capable "finishers."
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