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Roach: Mayweather is Shot, Will Avoid Cotto Rematch!

by David P. Greisman

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach has said before that he thinks Miguel Cotto would’ve defeated Floyd Mayweather back in May 2012 had Roach been working with him at the time.

Now that Cotto has become the lineal middleweight champion with a 10th-round stoppage of Sergio Martinez, Roach was again asked about a Mayweather rematch. He doesn’t think that it will happen — and part of that is because of his assessment of Mayweather’s win over Marcos Maidana this past May.

“All you got to do with him [Mayweather] is just get in shape and just beat him to it all night,” Roach told reporters after the Martinez win. “I think his legs are gone. He says he fights, he doesn’t move anymore because he wants to please the fans. I think that’s bullshit. I think he just can’t. I think he’s shot. I think he won’t fight any of my guys.”

Even though Mayweather topped Cotto by unanimous decision, Roach doesn’t foresee Mayweather being interested in a sequel.

“He’ll come up with some excuse,” Roach said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Carpe Diem on 01-19-2015

Please don't y'all try to justify this bull****. I'd like to see Floyd go after the WBC middleweight belt, but not right now. A fight with Khan or rematch with Cotto can still happen later this year or the year…

Comment by Reloaded on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;14645625][B]If he doesn't take the fight its a duck. If he does take the fight its a cherry pick. [/B] that about sums it up.[/QUOTE] Haters gunna hate , meanwhile back at the ranch Manny fights the monster…

Comment by El-blanco on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=LarryXXX;15300272]Just a few posts[/QUOTE] Why larry why? There's a billion threads of this garbage.

Comment by larryxxx. on 01-19-2015

[QUOTE=ironmt;14642274]Nothing false In what Roach said. Floyd will most likely not give either Cotto or Maidana a rematch.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=I Love Jesus!;14642430]Mr Excuseweather[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=PacmanP4PLegend;14642438]I agree whole-heartedly, although if a rematch were to ever happen between Cotto and Floyd I definitely favor…

Comment by KKKonorMcGregor on 06-09-2014

[QUOTE=JohnDough;14646886]Let Cotto avenge the Trout loss and then talk about a Mayweather rematch...Martinez is the shot fighter.[/QUOTE] Cotto is going to get called out by Canelo If Canelo beats Lara and quite rightfully so... Who do the Mexican and Puerto…

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