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 Last update:  2/24/2012       Read more by Michael Marley            &
Roach: Cotto is Declining, Mayweather May Stop Him
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By Michael Marley

According to Freddie Roach, trainer of WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, there won't be any surprises on May 5th at the MGM Grand - when Floyd Mayweather Jr. moves up to 154-pounds to challenge WBA champion Miguel Cotto, who Pacquiao stopped in the twelfth round in 2009.

In the opinion of Roach, Cotto has been declining since the beating he took at the hands of Antonio Margarito in July of 2008, when the Mexican stopped the Puerto Rican star in the eleventh round.

"The speed and the boxing ability will be a big difference," Roach said. "I think Cotto's been declining ever since Magarito beat him up so badly. He's really a bit on the downside at this point. I think Mayweather may even stop Miguel now."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Miguel Cotto , Mayweather-Cotto , Mayweather vs Cotto

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comment by SoulByThePound, on 10-06-2013

comment by LeadUppercut, on 02-25-2012
[QUOTE=Check_hooks]Pac wanted Cotto at 147 in the rematch and for you dumbasses, that ain't a catchweight. And Cotto stops mayweather, you heard it hear first.[/QUOTE] Check_hooks, I bet you 60mil that Mayweather beats Cotto..... ..... just sig it, if you accept ^^

comment by Reloaded, on 02-25-2012
[QUOTE=JoeMan]If Floyd would just man up and really stand in a position where he wants to prove he's the best, he would have fought Pacquiao a long time ago. This Cotto debates wouldn't even be debated. Instead, he had to have tons of demands to fight a one-dimensional boxer who fought cherrypick...

comment by handwraps, on 02-25-2012
Didnt roach just say in another article, that cotto would do good against mayweather, wtf

comment by SPREAD, on 02-25-2012
[QUOTE=PAC-BOY]Whats new. Floyd never fights any new fresh undefeated hungry lions of the sport...especially if its not in his advantage. Hes waiting on Manny now to show is age in the ring. Thats the reason Floydette doesnt fight as much...He waits as long as he can and tries to stay fresh as he...

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