Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Freddie Roach: Miguel Cotto Must Go Back To Body Attack

By Keith Idec

More than anything other than winning Saturday night, Freddie Roach wants Miguel Cotto to revert to being one the most brutal body punchers in boxing.

Roach considers Cotto’s lack of a body attack as one of the primary reasons he lost a unanimous decision to Austin Trout in his last fight 10 months ago at Madison Square Garden. The International Boxing Hall of Fame trainer expects Cotto to heed his advice because Roach emphasized the importance of slowing down Delvin Rodriguez with body shots throughout their first training camp together at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.

“When you think of Miguel Cotto, you think of great bodywork,” Roach said. “Lefts to the body, we have been working on quite a bit, and we have also been working on a lot of new moves and it’s been working out really well.”

Puerto Rico’s Cotto (37-4, 30 KOs) thinks his lack of overall activity against Trout was very costly. The former three-division champion knows that, too, is something he must change when he faces Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KOs), of Danbury, Conn., in a 12-round, 154-pound main event HBO will televise from Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

“I watched the Trout fight and we talked about why he thought he lost that fight,” Roach said. “He thought he wasn’t busy enough and I want to bring back that work to the body – his bread and butter.  That’s what got him to where he is today. I am not going to change him, of course, because he is a great fighter as he is. We just need a reminder of the fundamentals of boxing.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mex602 on 10-04-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;13808364]Cotto is on another level ppl think he has nothing left but just look how he fought floyd and trout those are top guys and both were close fights delvin deserves a nice payday but he wont win cotto by…

Comment by reppa on 10-04-2013

I would love to see Cotto go back to 147. I'm not sure why he got away from the body punching in the first place. I really hope Roach brought it back out of him.

Comment by Tobi.G on 10-04-2013

[QUOTE=megadeth;13808201]Changing history again huh? Too bad Roach himself admitted that they wanted to fight Cotto because he didn't look like the same fighter. He looked "shopworn" before Pac ever got to him, otherwise that fight would've never been made. [/QUOTE]…

Comment by PETUFF on 10-04-2013

nobody have body punchs!! like Danny garcia the best body puncher in the bussines:boxing::boxing:

Comment by PETUFF on 10-04-2013

Cotto by late KO :boxing::boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines George Groves: I Still Feel I'm Better Than Carl Froch, Badou Jack Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares II in Play For September 9 Roach Admits Concern: Horn Can Punch, He's Pretty Impressive Golovkin, Thurman Trainers Explain How Brook Can Beat Spence Kanat Islam Continues Streak With Twelve Round Decision Win Errol Spence Explains What Led Him on a Path To Boxing Errol Spence Jr.'s Moment Of Truth Miguel Cotto Slams Critics Calling For Him To Retire From Boxing Jose Pedraza vs. Jamel Herring on Guerrero-Figueroa Card Conlan, Saucedo, Mike Alvarado, Mean Machine Win in Chicago Mayweather-McGregor: Showtime on Board, Confirms Espinoza Andrew Selby in Line For Daigo Higa With WBC Eliminator Win Joshua-Klitschko II: There Will Be HBO, Showtime Collaberation Shane Mosley Has To Pay Ex-Wife 75K in Defamation Lawsuit Photos: Orlando Salido vs. Aristides Perez - Official Weights Conlan May Get Step-Up Foe on Pacquiao-Horn, Says Macklin Groves vs. Chudinov To Be Streamed on Facebook, Youtube Francisco Vargas Had Surgery on Eyebrows, Wants November Date Ward-Kovalev Rematch: NSAC Has Assigned Three American Judges Mayweather: I Can't Overlook McGregor, Only Lost on The Ground! Cotto vs. Kamegai, Berchelt vs. Miura Picked By BoxNation Brook To Spence: You've Got To Take It, Rip it Out of My Hands Spence: It’s Time to Shut Up, Glove Up & Go to War With Brook Kermit Cintron vs. Tyrone Brunson Set For June 24th Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - Extra Security Measures in Place Photos: Kell Brook, Errol Spence - Ripped and Ready For War! Warren Admits: If Saunders is Not 100%, Khurtsidze Will Beat Him Joe Smith's Promoter on LA Return, Possibility of Monaghan Bout Salido Returns, Looks Forward To Vasyl Lomachenko Rematch Kell Brook Weighs in at 146½ ; Errol Spence Comes in at 146¼ Abel Sanchez: Golovkin-Canelo Should 'Revive Our Industry' George Groves Thought Hard Before Fully Trusting McGuigan Brook: I Want Spence To Taste Every Bit of That Sugar in There! Hank Lundy is Gunning For Terry Flanagan, Robert Easter Fortune Calms Down Pacquiao Fans, Says No Reason To Panic Mike Tyson Explains Where His Money Went in Historic Career Kell Brook: When I Beat Spence - I'm The Man, Number One at 147 Malignaggi Breaks Down Why Brook-Spence Will Be Special Fight Photos: Hatton Pays Tribute To Victims of Manchester Tragedy Cotto: Marquez Has To Get Things Done or Keep His Mouth Shut!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement