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Cotto's Trainer: Golovkin Can't Do Ten Cents on PPV

By Rick Reeno

Freddie Roach, who trains WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 32KOs), sees absolutely no upside in fighting WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs) - at least for the moment.

After Cotto defends his title for the first time, on a tentative date of December 13th at New York's Madison Square Garden, Roach wants him to face Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 32KOs).

Cotto-Canelo is arguably the biggest fight in boxing outside of a mega-match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

Roach tells BoxingScene.com that he doesn't have any fear of Cotto stepping in the ring with Golovkin, but at the same time he says the dangerous champion from Kazakhstan is not lucrative enough to fight on a pay-per-view platform.

"I want the Canelo Alvarez fight to happen. If that happens, we'll talk about Golovkin after that. We have no fear of him. He's hittable, he can punch a little bit. He's hittable and he doesn't have a great defense. He's a nice guy, a good fighter, real friendly guy and real polite. I met him a few times, he's a really nice gentleman. But boxing wise he's hittable and anyone who's like that I feel Miguel can hurt," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

"The thing is, they haven't marketed that kid well. Nobody knows who he is. On pay-per-view he can't do ten cents. Why fight a guy like that for no money? Unless he's bringing money to the table we're not going to fight him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ayk on 09-04-2014

I wanna see you calling Golovkin same way as you stand in front of him

Comment by hitking on 09-01-2014

[QUOTE=bopbopbbe;14902701]The little guys? Cotto is the lineal champ of GGGs division. Ward is the one waiting for the little guys while getting his ass handed to him by his promoter.[/QUOTE] Another one of these "lineal title" muf.uckaz. I don't give…

Comment by kafkod on 09-01-2014

Roach is using a classic "Catch 22" road block on GGG. "You can't fight for the linear title cus you don't have enough fans, and you won't have enough fans till you win the title, which you ain't got enough…

Comment by Tobi.G on 09-01-2014

Some weeks ago Roach was asked if they would consider to fight GGG and Roach said he dont know much about the guy and has yet to take a closer look at him. Now he propably watched some tapes and…

Comment by P4PLegend on 09-01-2014

That's true, Freddie talks alot, but he is his fighter promoter LOL, I dont know why he dont have a promo company, about GGG, is like Mayweather, he won a 154 title and now Suliaman is considering to vacate it,…

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