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Diaz Not Bitter if Miguel Cotto Goes To Freddie Roach

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

Comment by Devils Advocate on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=CubanGuyNYC;13406253]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…

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…

Comment by DannYankee 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…

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