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 Last update:  6/5/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Roach: Martinez's Chin Not Good, One Shot and It's Over
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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 BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Sergio Martinez , Miguel Cotto , Cotto-Martinez , Cotto vs. Martinez


 

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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]on some other news........at The Garden https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpdTtWdCMAAtL26.jpg I guess that if you were not there 2 hours ago...you will not get in! :notworthy War Cotto![/QUOTE] Damn, so many people lined up just to catch a glimpse of Cotto's nuts? I wou...

comment by Da Boxer, on 06-06-2014
on some other news........at The Garden https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpdTtWdCMAAtL26.jpg I guess that if you were not there 2 hours ago...you will not get in! :notworthy War Cotto!

comment by GRUSTLER, on 06-06-2014
[QUOTE=bigjavi973]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 nothing left to prove. Meanwhile, a month earlier, cotto just beat mosle...

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