I want to hear the opinions of people in the community here on this topic. Right before Cotto beat Martinez and Trinidad was about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, many columnists in Puerto Rico started comparing the two and most reached the conclusion, as if it were simply evident or obvious, that Cotto could never live up to Trinidad (in terms of their boxing careers... we know he can't live up to Trinidad in the charm department).
I started watching Trinidad late in his career and I've been following Miguel Cotto for a long time now, so I don't think I'm in a position to argue one way or another. I would like for you ladies and gents to voice your opinion on this. Who's had the better career and why?
Edit - Given how this poll has turned out so far (many of you think that Cotto is not in Trinidad's level yet but that he could get there), I want to post a follow up question: What would Cotto need to do in order to reach Trinidad's level?