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The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - Cotto/Corley
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Last night's HBO After Dark was entertaining while it lasted. The referee had to be on the take to stop this fight. So they fight in Cotto's native Puerto Rico, have hometown fans and hometown referee. That sounds fair for Corley.

Corley's problem was that he had Cotto hurt in the third and didn't go in for the kill. He should have stopped him in that round easily.

It also can't be easy to fight a guy that weighs 17 more pounds than you. The weigh-in procedure is asinine in that a guy can officially weigh in at 140 and actually fight at 157. Can't they weigh in closer to the actual start of the fight?

Having not seen either of these guys fight before (remember I just got HBO for Carnivale last month), I started out being impressed by Cotto's precision and punching power, but soured on him when he was hurt by this skinny-ass Corley.

And what the hell was that mask he was wearing into the ring? He looked like he was a fly.





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Cotto was WAY overconfident, knocking Corley down in 30 seconds didn't help with that, and fighting in his hometown likely made him more anxious to end the fight. Apparently young Miguel does not have Showtime and therefore missed Spinks-Judah.

I was impressed that Cotto was able to get through Round 3. He'd never been remotely close to being that hurt before and weathered the storm about as well as he could have. I think the ref was inexperienced, as he blew the point deduction on Cotto AND Corley (though it all evened out) as neither of them had been warned about low blows, and really haphazardly took the points away.

I did enjoy Chop Chop's post-fight interview.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    I did enjoy Chop Chop's post-fight interview.


I loved how Merchant kept saying, "but Chop Chop, you didn't answer my question" and then repeat it. Then he would answer some other question again or talk about himself. Priceless.



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