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 Last update:  5/22/2013       Read more by Miguel Rivera         
   
Diaz Not Bitter if Miguel Cotto Goes To Freddie Roach
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By Miguel Rivera

Cuban trainer Pedro Diaz says he would not be bitter if former three division world champion Miguel Cotto decided to hire another trainer for a planned return in the fall. Cotto's team recently confirmed that there have been conversations to potentially hire Freddie Roach, but there have also been talks with other trainers as well. Diaz has trained Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) for his last couple of fights.

"Miguel is a smart fighter and he has a great team and advisors. What he decides to do is the best thing for his career and his family. I know him and I know he thinks about every detail of every step that he takes. If he eventually decides that Roach will be in his corner, [the move] will be somewhat successful. We are talking about the best coach in the world and I say this with absolute certainty. From the point of view of knowledge of boxing, [Roach] is still number one. I have a lot of respect for him," Diaz told George Ebro.

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comment by Unknown Champ, on 05-24-2013
Best of luck Cotto.....

comment by 6Bound, on 05-24-2013
Hmm I dont know his background, but is Diaz proven as an actual trainer? I mean he was good for the Margarito fight, but to me he's better suited as a side trainer or conditioning coach but not someone to work out strategy.

comment by Devils Advocate, on 05-23-2013
[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC]That would've been a great move for JuanMa. As for Diaz's comments: Pedro is literally a gentleman and a scholar. He made some classy, perhaps even inadvisable, comments. Proclaiming that Roach is the best coach in the world doesn't exactly raise Diaz's stock. Nonetheless, ...

comment by Sttag, on 05-23-2013
I don't care what people think, they didn't click and Cotto regressed as a fighter. He boxed better, yes, but that's never been what Cotto is about. Also, if not Diaz who's he gonna go back to? his uncle? Dead atg trainer? Roach is fine. He never should've left his uncle in the first place.

comment by DannYankee09, on 05-23-2013
Cotto reminds me of Khan well at least doesn't get put to sleep but in the respect that every single defeat or time he looks bad blames the trainer if Roach would have coached him for Mayweather or Marg he would have gotten face raped. Diaz is a fkin Ph.D. literally i never expected nothing less ...

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