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 Last update:  12/4/2012       Read more by Rick Reeno         
   
Roach: Miguel Cotto Fought The Wrong Kind of Fighter
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By Rick Reeno

Trainer Freddie Roach believes Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30KOs) fought the wrong style of fighter this past Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. Cotto challenged WBA "regular" junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-0, 14KOs), who won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision.

Roach had no issue with the lopsided scores of 117-111 [twice] and 119-109, stating "I scored it the same way." Two of the Cotto-Trout judges, Steve Weisfeld and Adalaide Byrd, are going to score this Saturday's fourth battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Roach still views Cotto as a force at the junior middleweight limit. He felt Trout was the wrong kind of fighter, and felt the Puerto Rican star should have faced a banger - like a James Kirkland.

"I think he fought the wrong style of fighter. He fought a slick boxer. He was better off fighting a banger, someone he could hit," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

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comment by Rome-By-Ko, on 12-05-2012
There is Freddy the match maker Roach..IMO Cotto is fighting in the wrong weightclass,Cotto would be top of the div at 147lb..At 154lb he if not as effective IMO..Kirkland would beat the breaks off of Cotto imo..Too big and strong not to mention the pressure which we know Cotto does not like..I t...

comment by Sttag, on 12-05-2012
I always picked Trout to beat Cotto but he just isn't supposed to be at 154. He fought a good, athletic, slick, and bigger guy than him and got his ass beat because of that. He couldn't bully his opponent, he could barely outbox him, shiet, he could barely land, Trout moved his head back and he w...

Roach is 100% right
comment by mikeMack, on 12-05-2012
cotto isn't that good and takes way too much punishment. Cotto has to be matched up carefully because Cotto isn't that good. Cotto's 4 huge losses prove that cotto is average at best. too short and too slow. no reach at all.

comment by Since 1985, on 12-05-2012
Yeah because Trout wasn't forced to be weight drained and fight at a catch weight coming off a bad performance. Freddie being Freddie...

comment by PR ESQ., on 12-05-2012
Cotto doesn't shy away from the difficult fights. Roach should know this. Trout clearly won this fight in a lopsided fashion. Cotto just couldn't hurt him although, he was split second off from landing a vicious left hook to Trout's dome that could have turned the fight but oh well, it is what is...

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