Miguel Cotto was the headliner and showed everyone watching why he is considered the biggest threat to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Alfonso Gomez had the opportunity to show he was for real, not just a decent fighter from "The Contender" TV show. He was able to show he had great heart, just not anywhere near the skills Cotto possesses.
Miguel Cotto simply destroyed Gomez. It was more of a sparring session then a main event fight. The "Boricua Bomber" did whatever he wanted and landed vicious body shots on a very consistent basis. Gomez had no answer for anything but to his credit never backed down. Cotto scored three knockdowns on his way to a 5th round TKO. The fight was stopped by the doctor in the corner after completion of the fifth round. Cotto used everything in his arsenal to punish Gomez. It was a boxing clinic and Cotto remains one of the most entertaining fighters.
What is up next for Miguel Cotto? There are rumors for some unknown reason of a possible bout with Ricardo Mayorga. This fight makes zero sense for the boxing world and the only it is being discussed is because both fighters are promoted by Bob Arum and Top Rank.
We need to see Miguel Cotto get in the ring with Antonio Margarito who also was very impressive on the undercard.
Kermit Cintron's only loss in his career was to Antonio Margarito a few years back. Cintron has claimed he is a different fighter and got his shot at revenge. I think he is now wishing he didn't get that rematch.
Margarito, much like Cotto in his fight, one a one sided demolition. Cintron was outclassed in every way and had no answers for the onslaught of punches Margarito threw at him. The head and body were just beat up and took their toll and wore down Cintron. Margarito looked like a man on a mission and it showed. Cintron did land a few good shots but Margarito just kept coming and applying pressure. The fight was ended with a beautiful body shot that left Cintron gasping for air. He was counted out at 1:57 of the sixth round.
After watching both Cotto and Margarito last night, there might not be a fight I would rather see more than those two going at it. Their styles are so similar and the action would be mind blowing. This fight needs to be made, the fans demand it. Margarito has earned a shot at Cotto with his performance. If it doesn't happen, it will be a damn shame.
What we saw was two of the best fighters in the world and they showcased their talents. Both Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito are superstars and hopefully they are on a collision course to meet in the next few months.