Be Wary of the Premature Writeoff

BY The Sweet Science ON December 31, 2013
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Miguel-Cotto-spaceBoxing-400x234 731a0"To paraphrase Mark Twain, the rumors of Sergio's demise have been greatly exaggerated. Boxing media and fans tend to base a person's ability -- and sometimes full body of work -- on just one performance. Now Martinez is shot. But Cotto is on fire!! 12 months ago, people said just the opposite. Go through history and you will some of the greatest were written off prior to reaching their peak. Likewise, complete and utter scrubs were made into world beaters before they were exposed. "Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see. Matchmakers control the zeitgeist." ---The Shadow counsels the long view

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