Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Marquez's Trainer Likes Idea of Miguel Cotto Fight at 150

By Salvador Rodriguez

Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain, who works with former four division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40KOs), likes the idea of a super-fight with Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs), who is also a four division world champion and currently holds the WBC title at 160-pounds. But Nacho only likes that fight if a reasonable catch-weight is agreed upon.

Cotto captured the WBC title in June with a stoppage of Sergio Martinez. The Puerto Rican star practically weighed in as a junior middleweight for the match, coming in at 155-pounds.

"For me it would be a sensational fight, both are equipped with a high school in boxing technique," Nacho said. "I've always viewed Cotto as one of the most technical fighters today, beyond what he's done with Freddie Roach and everyone knows that Marquez is a the best fighter from Mexico to take part in the art. It would be a great fight."

"We would have to reach a good agreement [regarding the weight]. To fight at 150-pounds does not seem bad, or even a little less."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Big_L on 09-05-2014

Crazy idea but I'd love to see it. I don't get caught up with the weight like some of you. These are 2 great fighters.

Comment by Ragnar Lothbrok on 09-05-2014

how you gonna fight cotto at 150 but refuse to fight pacquiao at 147? dis potato head has been drinking urine as well i reckon smdh.

Comment by trainhard_187 on 09-05-2014

Hope this fight matures and people realize that Marquezs career is built of Pacquiao.. Cotto KOs Marquez.... Only fighter Marquez looks good against is Pacman.. Any other fighter Pac has fought Marquez looses against, Hatton, Shellahoya, Cotto, Clottey, Margacheato..

Comment by mathed on 09-04-2014

At 150, JMM hurts Cotto.

Comment by Iceta Lives on 09-04-2014

JMM would kill Cotto, but if it happened nobody would give him credit and say Cotto was weight drained. Cotto is getting all hyped up by beating Martinez who was handicapped like a mug. I hate to rain on the…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (65)
Top Headlines Mayweather Vows 'A lot More Excitement' Than Pacquiao Fight McGregor: F*** Mayweather's Defense, I Know How to Crack Code Eubank Jr: Mayweather-McGregor is a Once in a Lifetime Fight McGregor: This is NOT Even Close To My Toughest Challenge Ever Rex Tso Ready To Raise His Level For Kohei Kono Showdown Dana White Fires Back, Lashes Out at "Senile F***" Bob Arum McGregor: I Told Malignaggi - 'You Look Stupid, Get Over The Photo' Edis Tatli, Francesco Patera Rematch Agreement is Reached Cunningham: I'm Prepared To Do Whatever To Get The Job Done Klitschko Praises Floyd, Says McGregor Reminds Him of Fight Club Marciano's Son: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0 With Win! Video: Joe Cortez Discusses Mayweather vs. McGregor, More Payano Easily Out-Boxes Santiago, Wins Unanimous Decision Ladarius Miller Beats Jamel Herring; Ashley Theophane Loses Photos: Jack-Cleverly, Cunningham-Tabiti - FaceOffs at T-Mobile Video: Malignaggi Discusses Conor McGregor Confrontation Photos: Mayweather, McGregor - Grand Arrivals at T-Mobile McGregor: Mayweather Praying That I’m Struggling to Make Weight Video: McGregor, Malignaggi Nearly Erupt at T-Mobile Arena McGregor, Malignaggi in Heated Confrontation at Grand Arrivals Video: Mayweather, McGregor Camps Near Scuffle at T-Mobile Cleverly Feels Win Over Badou Jack Will Secure Andre Ward Shot Mayweather Believes McGregor is Struggling To Make Weight Carl Frampton is Urged To Sign Promotional With Eddie Hearn Crawford-Indongo Telecast Averaged 965,000 Viewers on ESPN Former Sparring Partner Admits McGregor Was Not Hard To Hit Eubank Jr: Mayweather Will Be More Aggressive, Will Go For KO Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement