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Roach: Cotto's Top Choice is Canelo, GGG Possible

By Edward Chaykovsky

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach sat ringside at New York's Madison Square Garden, watching WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27KOs) drill Daniel Geale in three one-sided rounds.

After the match, Golovkin said a unification with WBC champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs), who Roach trains, is his top selection at the weight.

"I want unification fights. I want Miguel Cotto. I think this is the best fight for the fans, good for everyone," Golovkin said.

That fight appears distant, even with Roach leaving the possibility open. The fight Cotto wants most, says Roach, is Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs). Cotto returns on a date in December, but no opponent has been determined.

“HBO signed Golovkin to a six fight deal and they’re in love with him. The number one choice for Cotto right now, is we’d like to fight Canelo Alvarez but GGG could be next for us," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DonSimon87 on 07-28-2014

Canelo V Cotto and Canelo V GGG are both blockbuster fights. Make them happen!

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14802228]Think cotto margarito 1??? Which part, the part cotto was dominating cheato for the first 6 rounds, or the part where the cement bricks in cheatos hands finally took its toll on cotto???? Maybe you should think cotto margarito 2…

Comment by White_Knight on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=DosRounds;14800642]Keep on overhyping GGG. When Cotto destroys him you'll be calling GGG an overated hypejob[/QUOTE] Cotto might not even be in the top 5 at 154. How's he going to beat the top dog at 160? That farcical win over…

Comment by mex602 on 07-28-2014

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;14800032]Keep name calling all you want but you are WRONG!!! i cant take anything you say seriously you dont even know the mans accurate age, please your a canelo fan disguised as a unbiased fan. Canelo's size? yea because he…

Comment by BendOver on 07-27-2014

[QUOTE=juchito;14799761]How in this world can ggg beat cotto? Just how? Cotto will ko ggg is a mismatch. Now with canelo cotto will school him for first half of the fight than will gets stopped late because even know he is…

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