Originally Posted by Salvy_Mic
My fighter of the year is Miguel Cotto. He pushed over that cusp of being capable of doing great things to actually doing them and becoming one of the top fighters in the world and the biggest threat to Mayweather. Cotto made himself a true star in boxing and took on incredibly tough opposition in Zab Judah and Shane Mosley, back to back too, I may add. Mayweather on the other hand, did what he was supposed to do in defeating Oscar de la Hoya and Ricky Hatton; there were doubts about the outcome of the Judah and Mosley fights and Cotto proved himself to be an elite fighter. Money and hype do not a Fighter of the Year make. My runner up would be Kelly Pavlik, for KOing tough to elite competition in each of his fights, and being exciting in the process, while being an underdog in the two biggest fights of his career.
Hatton moving up in weight to fight Mayweather means little to me on fighter of the year seeing Kelly fought 2 big mw's an knocked them both funny. Came back in the Taylor fight, after being knocked down 2 times, came back an won the fight in impressive fashion.
Cotto beat Zab and Shane, both very good boxers who he was i believe the underdog in, an proved he was a gamer.
Its so hard to choose but Mayweather deff is not it. Cotto then Kelly or Kelly then Cotto, they proved so much more this year then Floyd. They had better fights. To me Mayweather shouldn't even be in the same category with those 2.