Advertisement
Advertisement

Roach: Cotto Said No To The Philippines, Shared Camp

By Luis Sandoval

After scoring a surprising victory over former Middleweight kingpin Sergio Martinez, many wondered how Miguel Cotto would follow up his history making win which made him the first Puerto Rican fighter to win titles in four different weight classes. 

Top Rank had informed Cotto would return before the end of the year on a December 13th date with an opponent yet to be determined. BoxingScene however was advised by Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach that Cotto had chosen to pass up on the December date and would not be fighting again in 2014.

“It looks like we’re going to pass on that date because Miguel did not want to go to the Philippines to train and share camps with Manny. It’s just spreading things a little bit too thin with me” Roach would tell BoxingScene.

Instead now Cotto and Roach will set their eyes on a showdown with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez for next year.

“We’re looking for [Saul “Canelo”] Alvarez down the line. It’s a fight we want and I hope we can put that together” informed Roach.

Freddie will turn his attention solely to Manny Pacquiao who will once again train in the Philippines much like he did in 2013 when he also fought in Macau China.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter & Instagram @Truewest007

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LAPete on 09-04-2014

Floyd is set for 9-13. Cotto vs Canelo will happen in 15 as will Floyd vs. PAC. This time I think it's happening. I'm keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed.

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 09-04-2014

I think Cotto-Canelo happens in April. If Canelo fights in November, the time frame fits. Pac has fought in April a couple of times and it worked out well. Doesnt really matter when the fight happens, it will still be…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 09-04-2014

[QUOTE=Golovkin;14909850]Good, King Cotto shouldn't take a back seat to anyone. He deserves a throne and a crown everytime he enters the Wild Card. Same with Pacquiao.[/QUOTE] Dude you say some silly schit sometimes, other then the hole "king" thing i…

Comment by jbpanama on 09-04-2014

[QUOTE=KingTito;14910467]I don't blame Cotto here. It is what it is. Wait it out.[/QUOTE] The $$$ Fight is next Year with the Cinnamon Bun... A fight in December makes No sense for Cotto...

Comment by KingTito on 09-03-2014

I don't blame Cotto here. It is what it is. Wait it out.

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Amir Khan Followed Strict Diet Switch For Showdown With Canelo Video: Hearn Excited About Mayweather vs. Matchroom Card Shane Mosley Makes Heroic Rescue Of Baby in Freeway Wreck Video: Eddie Hearn Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Smith, More Garcia: Amir Khan Will Not Be an Easy Fight For Canelo "Fighting Words" - On Francisco Vargas’ Positive Drug Test Bute on Jack Draw: I Started Too Late Yet Again Matthysse To Sit Down With De La Hoya in Vegas, Discuss Future Mayweather, Hearn in Talks For TMT vs. Matchroom Card Video: James DeGale on Mayweather, Hearn Rift, Jack, More Video: Callum Smith Breaks Down DeGale-Medina, Jack-Bute Jack-Bute CompuBox Punch Stats Video: Badou Jack Feels Robbed, Looks To The Future Thomas Williams: I Want Adonis Stevenson Next, I Want His Belt! Mayweather's Trademark Filings Could Be Biggest Hint of Return Porky Medina: Badou Jack is Better Than James DeGale Della Rosa, Attou Battle To a Draw For Vacant EU Title Ellerbe Blasts Scoring for Badou Jack-Lucian Bute Video: James DeGale Shakes Head at Rogelio Medina Outing Bute Encouraged by Jack Draw, DeGale Loss: I'm Not Quitting Medina: I Spit at DeGale Because He Was Head Butting, Elbowing Video: Malignaggi on Mayweather, Canelo-Khan, Ward-Kovalev Video: Rogelio Medina Sounds Off on James DeGale Loss Mayweather: Chocolatito is The Pound For Pound Best in The World Video: Lucian Bute Reflects on Jack Draw, Discusses Future April 30 PBC on Fox A Smash Hit In Ring, But Not In the Ratings Batista teams up with Phil Landman, aims for late summer return Andre Berto on Danny Garcia: Tell Me When and I'll Be Ready! Hearn Defends Anthony Joshua vs. Dominic Breazeale Photos: Badou Jack, Lucian Bute Battle To Controversial Draw Victor Ortiz's Reaction To Crazy Fan Who Tried To Assault Him Eddie Hearn Critical of Al Haymon and PBC Business Model Photos: Andre Berto Drills Victor Ortiz To Avenge First Defeat Photos: James DeGale Taken To His Limit By Porky Medina Ricky Burns Enjoying Low-Profile Approach Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 2 Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Post Presser Highlights Part 1 Bellew-Makabu: Burton vs. Dodson For British Title Added Video: Victor Ortiz on His Boxing Future Following KO Defeat Video: Andre Berto on KO of Ortiz, Danny Garcia Shot, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement