Then last June Paul accepted a catchweight
contest in California against Andre Ward, a fighter entitled to be compared with Floyd Mayweather as the sport's finest, pound-for-pound.
PWI: BWP World Catchweight
Champion, 'British Wrestling Royalty' Keith Myatt takes on the colossal 26 stone celtic beast, Big Grizzly in the behemoths debut for Britannia Wrestling.
In a 140 pound catchweight
co-main event featuring two ferocious talents,John "Sexy Mexy" Castaneda (7-2) of Mankato, Minn.
He had Andre Ward to thank for the reimbursement of the $60,000 (PS38,500) he was docked in fines for twice - not once, but twice - failing to make the catchweight
limit of 172lbs.
Cotto is a red-hot 1-5 favourite to hold on to his title and the big controversy going into this fight is the 157lb catchweight
limit the champion has insisted upon.
Instead the 25-yearold, who had stepped in to face Jenkins for the vacant belt after Scotsman Willie Limond pulled out through injury, will fight Manchester's Liam Taylor in a 10-round catchweight
There is such a big gap in quality between the sides it's a catchweight
contest rather than a heavyweight bout.
He can also find fight at catchweight
in the lower weight divisions against Kell Brook or Keith Thurman.
Dubai: Local talent Mohammad Walid would have liked his fight to last longer, but it took him less than a minute to dispose of challenger Vaughn Donayre of the Philippines in their Catchweight
bout (76kg) in one of the undercard fights.
ON paper, Saturday's FA Cup final is, at best, a catchweight
contest featuring a member of English football's aristocracy and a bunch of northern upstarts.
Both were deemed acceptable under the 171-1/2-pound catchweight
contest somewhere in the middle might be the answer, but I'm not sure if either man would really risk that with so much on the line.