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 Last update:  8/2/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Roach: Cotto-Golovkin Would Have Be Closer To 154
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By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs) is not an option for Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs) on December 13th, but the fight might be a possibility for the future. Cotto's trainer, Freddie Roach, will not allow his fighter to face Golovkin at the full middleweight limit of 160-pounds.

Although Cotto holds the WBC's title at 160, Roach is more comfortable with Golovkin come down in weight as close as possible to t he junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds. In several past interviews, Golovkin and his trainer Abel Sanchez have mentioned the idea of coming down to 154 for a fight with Cotto or Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"He hits very well. I don't think he has the best defense in the world, but he is a very offensive fighter and a strong puncher," Roach said. "If we did fight him I'd like the fight to be closer to 154  to make him come down a little bit. He's very strong, but I think we definitely could negotiate that fight for sure. Cotto made 155 last time [for the Martinez fight]. He's a little smaller than Golovkin, so I'd like him to come down as far as possible," Roach told ESPN.

Tags: Miguel Cotto , Freddie Roach , Gennady Golovkin



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comment by AntonTheMeh, on 08-04-2014
[QUOTE=SamuraiSam]Although I feel that a fight for a lineal title should have no catchweight, if team 3G wants to honor their proclamation about the weights they're willing to go for a big name fight, that "three up, three down" sounds pretty fair to me.[/QUOTE] yeah after my initial opinion a...

comment by AntonTheMeh, on 08-04-2014
[QUOTE=Golovkin]It's funny how people are calling Cotto a cherry picker when Martinez completely ducked Golovkin hard and cherry picked a 154 pounder to defend his title... And got owned, badly lol. :lol1: :lol1: But no the Ballerina is a warrior and hero. Get the **** out of here.[/QUOTE] ...

comment by SamuraiSam, on 08-02-2014
[QUOTE=hitking]For me, I just kinda view Cotto as "middleweight champ" the way I view Floyd as the "jr middleweight champ." Unusual circumstances have them technically holding those titles. But their really not relevant to the day-2-day comings and goings of those divisions. I respect logical opi...

comment by SamuraiSam, on 08-02-2014
[QUOTE=Weebler I]Make the fight at 157lbs. Three up for Cotto, three down for Golovkin.[/QUOTE] Although I feel that a fight for a lineal title should have no catchweight, if team 3G wants to honor their proclamation about the weights they're willing to go for a big name fight, that "three up, ...

comment by SamuraiSam, on 08-02-2014
[QUOTE=Bronx2245]If GGG accepts, then that's on him, but why is Roach always proposing a catchweight? Even Pacquiao vs. Algeri is at a catchweight! Damn, do you really need a catchweight to fight Algeri?[/QUOTE] Wouldn't the catchweight mean that Pacquiao is the one being weight drained? After ...

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