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 Last update:  9/22/2013       Read more by David P. Greisman         
   
Roach: I’m Not Going to Change Miguel Cotto Too Much
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by David P. Greisman

Numerous men have worked Miguel Cotto’s corner, the latest being Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach.

Cotto’s first fight with Roach will be on Oct. 5 against Delvin Rodriguez. With their first camp together underway, Roach says he’s looking to bring back much of what Cotto had been known for before.

“His progress is great. His punching power is coming back like it once was. And he’s one of the best students I’ve ever had,” Roach said on a Sept. 20 media conference call.

Cotto is coming off two consecutive losses, both in 2012, one to Floyd Mayweather and the other to Austin Trout.

“We talked about maybe why he lost that [Trout] fight is he wasn’t busy enough,” Roach said. “I want to bring back that busy-ness, the punches to the body, the bread and butter that got him to where he is today. I’m not going to change him too much. He’s a great fighter as he is.”

Roach spoke of what worked well for Cotto in the past, including body work and incorporating his left hook into combinations to the body and head. He also noted that Cotto had a habit of getting lazy with his punches sometimes.

“We’re working on a lot of new moves also, and it’s working out really well,” Roach said. “His work ethic is unbelievable. I didn’t know there was a guy out there who works as hard as Manny Pacquiao, but I found a double.”

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Tags: Miguel Cotto , Freddie Roach , Delvin Rodriguez , Cotto-Rodriguez , Cotto vs Rodriguez


 

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comment by LAPete, on 09-22-2013
[QUOTE=mrjoeblive]What cotto needs help with roach is not able to teach. Cotto was always a very good offensive fighter. His biggest problem is his defense. He is there to be hit. Roach couldn't improve pacs defense in all these years because he can't. Have you ever listened to roach between ro...

comment by Hyper Knuckles, on 09-22-2013
George Zimmerman

comment by AnimalisticMeth, on 09-22-2013
I hope it works out abd Roach brings back the animal back in Cotto.

comment by mrjoeblive, on 09-22-2013
[QUOTE=Muscles72]Yea he's right not really much to change I think he's a great boxer always has been and if anybody can bring the best out of him it's Freddie roach I think his only problem is he gets lazy in the later rounds but that Miguel cotto who beat Shane Mosley comes back... Look out peop...

comment by AL YANKAB*TCH, on 09-22-2013
If Cotto's gonna keep fighting he needs someone to push him. Roach will do that.

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