I have a decent record at handicapping big fights. I predicted Mayweather-Cotto would be a little bit closer than it ended up being. Then again, most people acted like it was closer than it really was.
I am one of the few writers I know of who predicted Marquez would give Pacquiao the same kind of problems he gave him in the first two fights.
Now, Mayweather-Ortiz? I never saw that coming.
But predicting a general outcome, even to within a round or two, is one thing.
Trying to predict every round is something else entirely. In a sense, it's like doing a series of prop bets with yourself, fleshing out each round with a series of mini-predictions.
So what follows is a novelization of my general sense of how the fight will go.