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 Last update:  6/10/2014       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Roach: Mayweather Can't Move, Cotto Knocks Him Out!
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By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach is convinced that his version of Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32KOs) would knock Floyd Mayweather Jr. (46-0, 26KOs) out.

Mayweather, who simultaneously holds the WBC/WBA titles at welterweight and at junior middleweight, won a twelve round decision over Cotto in May of 2012. Cotto captured the WBC middleweight title last Saturday night with a tenth round TKO of longtime beltholder Sergio Martinez.

"It won't be the same fight. Miguel would knock him out this time. Mayweather can't move anymore. I don't think he can get away from Miguel's punches. Miguel would get him out of there, but I don't think he'll fight us. I think he'll fight someone else, but I would love to get that fight for Miguel," Roach said.

Mayweather has a return date of September with no opponent named. Cotto is being targeted to return on December 6 or December 13.

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Miguel Cotto , Freddie Roach



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comment by A-Wolf, on 06-11-2014
Strange. Mayweather is slowing down and the more ringworn Cotto is miraculously speeding up.

comment by hillbilly, on 06-11-2014
[QUOTE=Da Boxer]This, but to FMJr. credit he did show his defensive mastery during this fight and he also gave Cotto his due credit when he (Floyd) stated that Miguel has been his hardest foe....and he restated so after the Maidana fight as well. Great fight. Ill pay to see it![/QUOTE] I t...

comment by Da Boxer, on 06-11-2014
[QUOTE=Evol]cotto made floyd ran back to his daddy LOL..[/QUOTE] This, but to FMJr. credit he did show his defensive mastery during this fight and he also gave Cotto his due credit when he (Floyd) stated that Miguel has been his hardest foe....and he restated so after the Maidana fight as well...

comment by bigjavi973, on 06-11-2014
[QUOTE=MrP4P]Reread your post, because I see the point you are trying to make but it also seems like you're saying this version of Cotto would give Mayweather more problems than the other version of him, however.. you also make it seem like Mayweather was ducking the Cotto that defeated Mosley wh...

comment by Gary Coleman, on 06-11-2014
[QUOTE=checko12]I remember Floyd saying Cotto was his hardest fight. This version of Cotto would be dangerous for him.[/QUOTE] Don't know about you guys but I see the same Cotto. Just a little more aggressive. There's nothing majestic about Cotto's resurgence, he's just facing weaker opposit...

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