According to Boxingscene.com, Olympic bronze medalist and super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell believes Floyd Mayweather will exact the same punishment on Miguel Cotto as he enacted on the late Arturo Gatti, when the pair meet to contest the WBA super welterweight championship on May 5th.
“Exactly, I see it being another Arturo Gatti, god rest his soul," stated Dirrell of the late former champion." Another Arturo Gatti-Floyd Mayweather fight."
“He’s technically too fast, too skilled, too precise," Dirrell said of Mayweather. "Miguel can be hit. He gets bloodied, he’s right there for you to hit, he’s slow, and Floyd is just too precise. He’s going to pick him apart."
In June of 2005, Mayweather (42-0, 26 KOs) put on an absolute clinic on Gatti, forcing the Italian-Canadian to retire after six-rounds, and in doing so captured the WBC light welterweight crown, which also made a three-division titlist at the time.
“Junito” (37-2, 30 KOs) is presently experiencing a resurgence of sorts since suffering his first ever loss to Antonio Margarito back in 2008 and two fights later a second defeat at the hands of WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao.
He’s currently riding a three-fight win streak with stoppages to Yuri Foreman, Ricardo Mayorga and arch-nemesis Margarito.
Conversely, “Money” whose last outing was a controversial knockout victory against Victor Ortiz in September of 2011, is on course for a super fight with the “Pac-Man” if he can get past Cotto.
However, before the aforementioned mega-fight can transpire, the Grand Rapids native must first complete an 87-day stint in a Las Vegas jail (domestic violence charge) on June 1, while the Filipino congressman has to take care of the undefeated Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley when he defends his title on June 9.