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Roach on Alvarez, Cotto-Canelo/Mayweather/Golovkin

by David P. Greisman

Freddie Roach spoke with BoxingScene.com on July 25.

BoxingScene.com: What did you think of the bout between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara?

Roach: “I was in China. I didn’t get to see the fight. I heard it was a pretty close fight. I heard it could’ve went either way, but I didn’t get to see it. I had four fights in China last week.”

BoxingScene.com: You’re working with Miguel Cotto and coming off the big win over Sergio Martinez. Do you know what’s next?

Roach: “Still to be determined. Right now I’m waiting for the dates to fall, and then that’ll determine if I take Cotto to camp with [Manny] Pacquiao and where the camp’s going to be. It could be Macau. Nothing’s really decided on who Cotto’s fighting next.”

BoxingScene.com: Are your thoughts going to be that it will be a — not necessarily a keep-busy fight — but a lower-level fight, and then a big fight in May or June of next year?

Roach: “Well, I was hoping for a big fight right away. I was hoping Canelo Alvarez would come to the table after he won that fight. But he didn’t look that impressive in the fight, so he wants one more fight before. I was hoping for a big fight, because I don’t like stay-busy fights so much. At this stage, they’re not necessary in his career.”

BoxingScene.com: What do you think of James Kirkland as a potential opponent?

Roach: “A walk in the park. It’s not too hard.”

BoxingScene.com: In terms of the big fight, would you prefer Cotto face Canelo, or a rematch with Floyd Mayweather?

Roach: “Either one’s attractive. I like them both. Maybe we’ll see how GGG is.”

(Roach was in New York City to corner Glen Tapia, whose fight ended up being canceled. After the weigh-in, another reporter asked if Roach was treating the main event between Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale as a sort of scouting mission)

Roach: “Maybe I like him for Cotto, I don’t know. I hear a lot about him. Let’s see if it’s true. He’s going against his best test. This is his best opponent, they say. We’ll see.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bronx2245 on 07-26-2014

I agree with Freddie that "stay-busy fights" are not necessary for Cotto (or Manny and Floyd) at this point in his career. I also agree with Freddie that Cotto vs. Canelo should happen in 2014. What I do not agree…

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=Evil Abed;14796325]Who did Trout beat that was half as good as Cotto before they fought? Trout's resume was 2x as thin when he fought Cotto. Just saying...[/QUOTE] Styles makes fights. Lets see trout against "this" cotto. Wouldnt last 9 rounds.

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=pacmanis1;14795856]Cotto should do the right thing and defend THEE middleweight championship against the number 2 middleweight in the world, GGG.[/QUOTE] martinez had the belt for as long as GGG has been champ noone was saying that.

Comment by ssc73 on 07-26-2014

Cotto has been a pleasant surprise vs Mayweather & Martinez...........Trout was a bad matchup from the start. I'm glad Cotto got to Martinez first and can ride that win to a first ballot HOF seat. I don't agree that Cotto…

Comment by Devils Advocate on 07-26-2014

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;14795691]Ppl counting cotto out against ggg lol ggg hasn't fought anyone near the caliber of cotto so we will see how ggg does against geale[/QUOTE] Exactly if Cotto beats GGG folks will say GGG looked bad against Ouma and was…

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