Holy shit … two boxing posts in one day! It’s like Christmas comes twice. Well, to be fair to all my boxing-hating readers, this is pretty big news. Originally there was talk that Oscar de la Hoya would come out of retirement to fight Ricky Hatton. Well, it looks like Mayweather’s rout of Hatton has made that megafight null, and now De La Hoya has set his sights on another fighter: Miguel Cotto.
This was all mentioned on Max Kellerman’s radio show, buttressed by the idea that Cotto should have fought Mayweather first for some reason because “Cotto is very beatable”. Well hey … I know the idea in boxing is to pick the most marketable guy who doesn’t stand a chance, but if you want things to make sense, you have Cotto vs De La Hoya with Cotta getting a shot at Mayweather if he wins. That way even if Cotto doesn’t have much of a chance, at least he earned a shot. Right now Mayweather’s number 1, with De La Hoya sitting number 2. You want a shot at number 1? You should have to go through number 2 first.