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Miguel Cotto Taps Freddie Roach, Returns to Top Rank
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Miguel Cotto Taps Freddie Roach, Returns to Top Rank

Jul 8 2013, 4:51am CDT | by

Puerto Rican boxing sensation Miguel Cotto recently tapped Freddie Roach to take over as his trainer once he steps back in the ring on October 5 featuring a card to be promoted by Top Rank.

Miguel Cotto's new trainer is no other than Freddie Roach in his return to Top Rank on October 5.  ESPN's Dan Rafael confirmed the Roach hire and the the return to Top Rank, which helped in his...

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Miguel Cotto Taps Freddie Roach, Returns to Top Rank

Jul 8 2013, 4:51am CDT | by

Puerto Rican boxing sensation Miguel Cotto recently tapped Freddie Roach to take over as his trainer once he steps back in the ring on October 5 featuring a card to be promoted by Top Rank.

Miguel Cotto's new trainer is no other than Freddie Roach in his return to Top Rank on October 5. 

ESPN's Dan Rafael confirmed the Roach hire and the the return to Top Rank, which helped in his journey to become world champion. Cotto, who did not name an opponent for the fight, made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday.  

"I will be back in the ring on Oct. 5 on HBO with Top Rank and [with trainer] Freddie Roach in my corner."

Rafael says the likely opponent in the junior middleweight fight will be contender Delvin Rodriguez, although this has yet to be confirmed.  

Pro Boxing Insider's Michele Emrick reports Cotto's announcement should put to restany speculation of Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez as his next opponent. Emrick also points out the lack of quality opposition in Top Rank, citing Golden Boy Promotions currently owns the big names in the junior middleweight divsion. The report also links Cotto to Carlos Molina as another prospective opponent. 

Other names which have come up include David Zegarra, Damian Jonak and Michael Oliveira. BoxingNews24.com is quick to emphasize that Molina isn't someone who is being lined up for Cotto, who is seeking a change of fortune with the Roach hire after losing consecutive fights to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Austin Trout. 

Cotto's adviser Gaby Penagarciano says his fighter hopes to work with Roach until the end of his career. He also adds they have nothing against former trainer Pedro Diaz, as the change was brought about by Cotto's desire for a fresh start, per Rafael. 

"Miguel wanted to try a few names so we reached out to certain trainers but it clicked with Freddie. At this stage in his career, he wants to train with Freddie and that's what we're going to do and, hopefully, he will be the trainer until the end of Miguel's career. But we have nothing negative to say about Pedro whatsoever. Pedro is extremely good and dedicated trainer but Miguel wanted something fresh and Freddie is a good match. We had a couple of very good meetings, face to face, and they were very positive, incredibly positive and they clicked."

Cotto's return to Top Rank did nothing to adversely affect their friendship with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and president Oscar de la Hoya. 

"We had an excellent talk with Richard and Oscar and that's how we want to keep it."

Cotto's current record stands at 37-4 with 30 wins by knockout. 

 
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After Gennady Golovkin‘s impressive knockout victory over Daniel Geale, talk has already turned to who Golovkin will fight next. Or not so much who he will decide to fight next, but rather who will actually willingly take on the formidable challenge of a fight with ”GGG.” In his post-fight interview, Golovkin called ...
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GGG = Golovkin Gores Geale: Full Report/Gallery

Jul 28 2014 6:01am CDT | Source: fight news

Ringside Report by: Matt Richardson Photos by: Emily Harney Miguel Cotto better watch out! In yet another dominant and impressive performance on Saturday night, WBA/IBO middleweight titleholder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin staked his claim as the top m ...
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Gennady Golovkin did it again on Saturday night, obliterating former world champion Daniel Geale in three rounds at Madison Square Garden. The win should go a long way to silencing the dwindling chorus of fans and media who question whether the Kazakh destroyer is deserving of all the hype he's received. It also should position GGG to make a serious and legitimate claim to the throne of the middleweight division now that Sergio Martinez—who expressed no desire to ...
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Loeffler: Golovkin to fight in October or November

Jul 27 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: boxing news

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Golovkin: I’m ready for Chavez Jr, I want this fight

Jul 27 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: boxing news

By Dan Ambrose: In case WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) fails to get a fight against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) in November, Golovkin is now saying he’d be more than willing to fight forme ...
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Roach says Canelo, Golovkin or Chavez Jr is Cotto’s possible next opponent

Jul 27 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: boxing news

By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Freddie Roach still isn’t willing to display his cards about how he plans on telling his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) to fight next in December. Roach went on a scouting run last night at Madison Square Garden in New York ...
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GIF: Gennady Golovkin stops Daniel Geale with monster right hand

Jul 26 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

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My interview with Able Sanchez and Tom Loeffler

Jul 25 2014 8:40am CDT | Source: reddit boxing

Hi /r/boxing, As you know I was able to attend the trainer interviews yesterday, along with a handful of other journalists. I’ve transcribed a large portion of the interview with Able Sanchez and Tom Loeffler for you. It was a fantastic time. I’ll be putting up the full unedited interview on youtube once I can get a reliable internet connection. Let me know if you have any questions about how it went I’d be happy to answer them for you. Hopefully you guys find this an interesting read. Q: “Y ...
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