Roach: Miguel Cotto Will End Martinez in Four Rounds

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has made a bold prediction for the June 7th showdown between former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs) and WBC middleweight king Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs), which takes place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Martinez believes he will stop Cotto, who won his first world title at 140-poounds, in nine rounds. Roach feels it will end even quicker, with Cotto winning by way of a knockout in four rounds.

"They say the fight goes nine rounds, I think we win in four rounds. Miguel's ring  generalship alone will win this fight. We have two more days of sparring, then four rounds of work and that's it. We are ready to fight," Roach said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bigjavi973 on 05-30-2014

[QUOTE=ColdBlooded;14602412]Martinez is taller and rangier than Cotto. He hits harder than Cotto. He takes a better punch than Cotto. He's faster than Cotto. He has much better stamina than Cotto. He has more punch versatility than Cotto. He's a better…

Comment by PRPOWERPUNCHES on 05-29-2014

[[email protected];14602382]Excuse me? Martinez has good pop but he aint no devastatimg puncher. Besides height and weight, Cotto does everything better than Martinez, better jab and timming, better technique, better defense, better body puncching etc. [B]As soon as Martinez stops moving(wich…

Comment by ColdBlooded on 05-29-2014

Martinez is taller and rangier than Cotto. He hits harder than Cotto. He takes a better punch than Cotto. He's faster than Cotto. He has much better stamina than Cotto. He has more punch versatility than Cotto. He's a better…

Comment by [email protected] on 05-29-2014

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;14601773]Cotto is not garbage but he is just too small for the higher divisions and [I]Cotto doesn't have this devastating punching power but [B]Martinez does [/B][/I]and Cotto gets hit a lot.[/QUOTE] Excuse me? Martinez has good pop but he aint…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 05-29-2014

For all those who THINKS that martinez is the better fighter. He has been dropped in his past four fights. Got a gift decision in his last fight vs murray. He beat an old pavlik who has only jermaine taylor…

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