Fight night late prediction

I think, against a jab & holder who doesn't have much pop like Yuri Foreman, a brief glimpse of the old Miguel Cotto will be had tonight; the prime, methodical stalking machine-man that Cotto was against guys like Carlos Quintana and even Shane Mosley.

Will it be a rebirth for Cotto, now under the guidance of a real trainer in Emanuel Steward for the first time in too long? No, but I expect Cotto fans will have a great night in the new Yankee Stadium tonight, and the afterglow will last a bit longer than what Roy Jones Jr.'s fans got to enjoy after he looked like his old self against the seriously outgunned Jeff Lacy. Cotto's not as shot as Jones, but unless he was seriously damaging himself to make 147 pounds in his previous fights and his facial skin has done a miraculous job of healing after the bloodbaths he's endured in his fights with Margarito, Clottey and Pacquiao, his time at Super-Welterweight/Junior Middleweight may not be long. I hope for an entertaining fight that doesn't leave either man permanently damaged.

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