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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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2 days ago

Manny Pacquiao Wants Metta World Peace to Join Kia Sorentos

Aug 29 2014 4:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Manny Pacquiao is venturing into another sport, and he wants Metta World Peace to join him. The Associated Press, via ESPN.com, provided some of the details: Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion's newest venture -- professional basketball. Pacquiao has become player/coach of the newly formed Kia Sorentos in the ...
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6 days ago

Austin Trout survives Daniel Dawson scare

Aug 25 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Trout's career nearly took a disastrous turn for the worse before he battled back to beat Daniel Dawson on FNF. Well that was supposed to be a tune-up bout for Austin! After consecutive defeats to both Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara, Trout found himself going backwards from premium subscription networks to ESPN Friday Night Fights in what was supposed to be a bounce back fight for him. In that match-up, he was taking on ligh ...
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1 week ago

Maidana: Mayweather "not as good as people think."

Aug 19 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Marcos Maidana says Floyd Mayweather isn't all that and explains he's made some minor changes to his game in preparation for the rematch. Marcos Maidana went and insulted boxing fans' intelligence at a Showtime media roundtable, as reported at Yahoo Sports. But, the Argentinian banger who dropped a majority decision to Mayweather last May speaks from experience when he says, "He's not as good as people thin ...
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2 weeks ago

I transcribed Golovkin's interview with Kellerman after the Geale knockout

Aug 14 2014 6:11pm CDT | Source: reddit boxing

This interview is a work of art. I transcribed it for a deaf friend but you guys might enjoy reading it too MK: GGG, congratulations, that's 17 in a row. You said before the fight that the knockout's not important - it'll come if it comes. But is the knockout important? GGG: Yes absolutely knockout very important. Not just for me. Not just for my team. For everybody. This is show, this is big drama show. [nod and smile] MK: He ...
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2 weeks ago

ADDITIONAL UNDERCARD BOUTS ANNOUNCED for Thunder at the Forum: Round 2 at the Tampa Bay TImes Forum August 22

Aug 12 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

TAMPA, FL – The Tampa Bay Times Forum and Panda 5 Star Productions announce the undercard bouts for THUNDER AT THE FORUM: ROUND 2 presented by Corona Extra on Friday, August 22, at 7:45 p.m. To accompany the unique dual main events, the following six local fighters have been announced as the undercard. - Jose Resendez (Sarasota, Fl.), Featherweight - Justin Pauldo (Orlando, Fl.), Lightweight - Josh Medina (Tampa, Fl.), Wel ...
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3 weeks ago

Jacobs vs Fletcher results: Daniel Jacobs stops Jarrod Fletcher in five, picks up WBA trinket

Aug 9 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Daniel Jacobs picked up a sorta-world title tonight on Showtime, thrashing Jarrod Fletcher in five rounds. Daniel Jacobs didn't truly win a world championship tonight, but in boxing terms, he did. And despite that asterisk, there's no denying that he was once again pretty sensational in stopping Jarrod Fletcher tonight in five rounds to win the WBA "regular" middleweight title, a version of the belt that Gennady Golovkin holds, ...
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3 weeks ago

Canelo wants Cotto’s WBC 160lb title, says trainer Reynoso

Aug 8 2014 3:59pm CDT | Source: boxing news

By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s trainer/manager Eddy Reynoso says that Canelo wants to capture Miguel Cotto’s WBC middleweight title. He wants that belt. He doesn’t care if the fight takes place at a catch-weight of 155lbs, as long as he can get a shot at Cotto’s 160 pound title. Canelo will be fighting in […] ...
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3 weeks ago

Lou DiBella: Martinez-Sturm possible for the fall or early 2015

Aug 4 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Citing that both men are now in similar stages of their respective careers, Lou DiBella thinks a fight between Sergio Martinez and Felix Sturm is a distinct possibility. No one knows for certain what Sergio Martinez has left in the tank - or perhaps everyone knows it except for Sergio himself. Quite frankly, most people view his last outing against Miguel Cotto as surefire evidence that his time has now come and gone. Yet despite looking terribly immobile and ...
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4 weeks ago

ASHLEY THEOPHANE: BACK IN LAS VEGAS

Jul 30 2014 1:01am CDT | Source: eastsideboxing

I’m now back in Las Vegas, the city of sin, in the land of opportunity. It was great to be home, but it’s just as good to be back at the gym. This is my fourth training camp as a Mayweather Promotions fighter. The nine weeks I’ve just spent back home in London, informed me that the hard work and sacrifices I have had to make, leaving my friends and family back in the UK, in order to make the most of my ability in t ...
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4 weeks ago

Froch vs Chavez fight could headline another HBO pay-per-view

Jul 29 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Carl Froch wants to fight under the Las Vegas lights, and there are once again early talks to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. There are reportedly talks about a super middleweight clash between IBF and WBA world champion Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, with promoter Eddie Hearn saying he's been told that HBO would do that fight on pay-per-view, whereas a Froch vs Gennady Golovkin fight would not be a pay-per-view ...
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