Right now Coby loses. He might be a great foe but he still has growing to do....look at Tashigi for instance. Not exactly weak yea I don't think she can handle mid or high tier pirates from the new world. Even with haki it's kind of sad. Pre timeskip Usopp did fairly well against luffy even if it was a horrible situation he was hurt too. Coby may be physically stronger and faster by now I give him that. But when it comes to tactics and battles plus experience usopp wins by a huge margin. I expect more for him over time but right now I don't see it.
People we should vote for the Coby we know - the pre-timeskip one.
And he was a sore looser. His only fit is bad Soru, so how come he can take Usopp who already took several guys who would have made a fodder treatment on Coby.
Before timeskip Coby was just a Sergeant Major and that's one of the lowest ranks. The same Sanji, when he was introduced managed to take down Fullbody with eaze and Fullbody was Lieutenant...
So, going by any logic Coby looses even to pre-timeskip Usopp, not even talking about current Usopp.
P.S. And don't bring the argument that after timeskip Coby should have gotten stronger... If we didn't see him after timeskip, then we should assume him as he was before it for the purpose of this Tournament.
Even if we go with pre timeskip Coby, it's going to be a hard fight for Usopp. We know he leveld up with the plants and all of that, but he also has to hit his target to begin with. Coby was in the war at Marineford and has shown first signs of a huge development. So, even if Usopp wins, it's not as easy a fight as some describe it.
I think that if we would have been shown post-timeskip Coby, he would have win this match.
But since we haven't seen him, and we can't really predict how strong he is right now, I have to give this to Usopp...
In the end, it won't really matter anyway, since none of them would survive the next round against much stronger opponents!
Well, the fact that Coby awakened Haki isn't anything special. He only awakened it. And even if he learns a bit of it it still won't change the fact that when he was last shown he didn't have any technique apart from weak Soru. And in order to take even pre-timeskip Usopp down he would need way more than this. Not even talking about post-timeskip.
Before timeskip Coby was a sore weakling who only got to Marinford to see how useless he is in terms of power compared to elites. Before timeskip Coby and Helmeppo combined were absolutely no match for even Kalifa who was the weakest in CP9 and well how do you expect him to win against Usopp who already experienced Rokushiki techs from way stronger users?
Also Haki isn't a magic... Boa sisters fought against Luffy in a team with quite an advanced Haki and we still no match and they were quite proficient in Haki...