Roach: Team Martinez Started Talking Sh*t First

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Freddie Roach, trainer of former three division world champion Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31KOs), has no regrets about his recent prediction of a four round knockout win over WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28KOs) on Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden. HBO Pay-Per-View will televise.

Roach said Martinez and his team threw the first verbal stone with a prediction of a knockout win in nine rounds.

"The thing is, Martinez said he is going to knock him out in nine, so I said how can that happen when we're gonna knock him out in four. They're predicting rounds. If they can do it, then I can do it. They are talking sh*t too. They started it. They could have been respectful and just said it was going to be a good fight, but they weren't so I am not going to respect them back," Roach told

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by juandabomb on 06-04-2014

"freddy overrated ****aroach"' needs to shut the funk up already.

Comment by Suavecito80 on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=Evol;14623433]why is people hating on freddie for doing the same shiiet as roger does, floyd sr., angel, that old azz vato looking dude gurerrero's pops LOL.[/QUOTE] And all of those people get blasted as well. Don't act like it is…

Comment by LAPete on 06-04-2014

Sadly some of the posters here are clueless and spineless. 1. Anyone who knows Freddie, really knows him knows that he's a total gentleman who gives everyone (even non pro's) who come to his gym 100% respect. 2. Freddie isn't…

Comment by Evol on 06-04-2014

why is people hating on freddie for doing the same shiiet as roger does, floyd sr., angel, that old azz vato looking dude gurerrero's pops LOL.

Comment by Da Boxer on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=El Angel;14622577]Well he [I]is[/I] right. Cotto has the classy, calm, polite one in interviews and media events. Cotto hasn't said one derogatory thing about Martinez, unless you consider him telling him the truth about being the B-side. :lol1: But it's…

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