Pacquiao vs Cotto Pre-Fight Analysis HBO Boxing Videos


The boxing match dubbed as “Fire Power” between pound for pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto is just a few weeks away. The November 14 fight is on the welterweight division at a catch weight of 145 pounds.

Manny Pacquiao is the current International Boxing Organization (IBO) and The Ring world light welterweight champion by beating Ricky Hatton last May. Meanwhile, Miguel Cotto holds the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight belt that he successfully defended against Joshua Clottey last June.

There are lots at stake in this coming fight. For Pacquiao, it’s a great opportunity to capture his seventh (7th) world boxing championship belt in seven (7) different weight divisions. A feat not only as the first Asian to do so but also the first ever to achieve it in boxing history.

For Miguel Cotto, it’s a chance to prove that he’s the welterweight king and his first loss against Antonio Margarito is not a hindrance to achieve greatness. His WBO welterweight belt is on the line as well as the first ever World Boxing Council (WBC) Diamond Belt.

Apart from belts, both boxers fight for national pride and honor for their mother countries. Pacquiao for the Philippines and Cotto for Puerto Rico.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto – Fire Power (HBO Boxing)

As a quote from philosopher and novelist, Andrew Bernstein says, “A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted”.

Both fighters are facing great challenge for this “Fire Power” bout. Pacquiao is fighting to cement his legacy as one of boxing’s greatest of all time while Cotto is fighting to reach even greater heights if he beat Pacquiao.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto – Heart, Courage & Determination (HBO Boxing)

On this video, Bert Sugar (Boxing Historian), Tim Smith (Columnist – NY Daily News) and George Willis (Writer – NY Post) analyze both boxers’ status as well as their heart, courage and determination, and also what’s at stake on this coming fight.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto – Size Up The Opponent (HBO Boxing)

Again, Bert Sugar, Tim Smith and George Willis gave their words about how these two boxers size up their opponents and worked their ways to the top of the boxing world. Also featured in this video is Nick Giongco (Writer – Manila Bulletin) and legendary boxing trainer, Freddie Roach.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto – Fight Preview (HBO Boxing)

Top Rank, Inc. CEO Bob Arum said on this video, “I’ve been in boxing, promoting boxing since ’66. Over 43 years and I have never ever seen a fighter like Manny Pacquiao who just keeps getting better as he goes up in weight. His punch is greater as his weight goes up.”

“This is just the way he, the way he brings in his style and hand speed. You know, he is just a, it’s like he’s a happy fighter in there”, middleweight champ Kelly Pavilk added about Pacquiao.

Pacquiao vs. Cotto – Fighter Strategies (HBO Boxing)

In this video, they talked more about each fighter’s potential strategies for the upcoming fight. Even Kingkong is mentioned here at 2:14.

video credit: hbo

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