Roach: Martinez's Chin Not Good, One Shot and It's Over

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is raising questions about the durability of Sergio Martinez's chin. This Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden, Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) will defend his WBC middleweight title against Roach's newest star pupil, former three division champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs).

Roach trained Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for his fight with Martinez in 2012. Martinez dominated the action for eleven rounds, but he was hurt and nearly knocked out in the twelfth. Roach says Cotto is a bigger puncher than Chavez, and believes the Puerto Rican star will end the fight with the first major shot that lands.

"If you let your hands go he's hittable and he don't have that good a chin. Chavez is a not a big puncher. He's a pretty good puncher, but not as good as Miguel. When Miguel hits him once it's over," Roach told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 06-06-2014

Cotto hits harder than Chavez??? Roach must be on crack.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 06-06-2014

More nonsense from Freddie, this is becoming the norm. If Miguel catches Sergio clean, he will certainly feel it, but that's as far as it goes. When Sergio catches Miguel clean, the whole fight changes.

Comment by _original_ on 06-06-2014

[QUOTE=Da Boxer;14632169]on some other The Garden [IMG][/IMG] I guess that if you were not there 2 hours will not get in! :notworthy War Cotto![/QUOTE] Damn, so many people lined up just to catch a glimpse of Cotto's nuts?…

Comment by Da Boxer on 06-06-2014

on some other The Garden [IMG][/IMG] I guess that if you were not there 2 hours will not get in! :notworthy War Cotto!

Comment by GRUSTLER on 06-06-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14631860]Even larry merchant went at it with mayweather after the cotto question. And later on they made him apologize, which got a bunch of boos from the crowd attending. Fact is, he said he was the best and he had…

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