Roach: Bring on Golovkin, He is Nothing Special!

By Victor Salazar

New York - When it comes to the middleweight division, trainer Freddie Roach confidently says that he will put his fighter Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO’s) against anyone. On November 21st, Cotto will defend his WBC middleweight titles against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez(45-1-1, 32 KO’s). Although Cotto is the middleweight champion and the more experienced fight, Canelo is more than a 2 to 1 favorite in sport books.

Though he feels Canelo has faced tough opposition, Roach feels Cotto will be the biggest puncher Canelo has come up against.

“Yes, I think this is the biggest puncher he has faced to date,” Roach told “Let’s not forget Cotto’s smaller brother hurt him. “But he’s fought some good guys, he’s fought Mayweather who’s the best fighter in the world. But this fight is more of a style that suits both. It’ll be a great fight. My guy will be ready.”

The winner of Cotto-Canelo is mandated by the WBC to face the winner of Gennady Golovkin-David Lemieux, which takes place on October 17th. Roach was asked on whether or not he would advise Cotto to stay away from the winner of that fight, especially if Golovkin was victorious.

To that thought Roach replied - “Bring them on. “They’re just two guys with two arms, they’re nothing special.”

In terms of Golovkin, Roach stated further - Nope [he is not special]. You see his last fight [against Willie Monroe]? Was that special? He fought a stiff...come on.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by littlemac on 09-04-2015

All the packlas now find themselves having a hard time agreeing with Roach since these b!tch fan base crossed over from Manny to GGG after Floyd schooled Manny.

Comment by Fantasiabruja on 08-29-2015

[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden;16002984]Everyone including Cotto himself knows that Cotto doesn't stand a chance against GGG.[/QUOTE] And neither does your boy Canelo maybe thats why they are fighting each other instead.

Comment by Tyler_Durden on 08-29-2015

Everyone including Cotto himself knows that Cotto doesn't stand a chance against GGG.

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 08-29-2015

[QUOTE=2shameless;16002641]Sledgehammer jab, hits like a mule and some of the best footwork in boxing, but other than that nothing special. Which is why Cotto will try to drain him if he gets past Canelo and [B]can't beg Floyd for one…

Comment by 2shameless on 08-29-2015

Sledgehammer jab, hits like a mule and some of the best footwork in boxing, but other than that nothing special. Which is why Cotto will try to drain him if he gets past Canelo and can't beg Floyd for one…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (74)
Top Headlines O'Shaquie Foster Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Frank Warren: If Jarrell Miller Denies Using, Who Gave it To Him? Rene Alvarado To Stay Busy Against Eusebio Osejo on April 26 Canelo-Jacobs: Adalaide Byrd Included In NSAC's Judging Pool Murat Gassiev Inks Pact With Hearn, Heading To Heavyweight Photos: Teofimo Lopez, Shakur Stevenson, Verdejo Media Day Wilder Slams Miller For Failed Test: He Let His Family Down Manager: Adam Kownacki Not An Option To Fight Joshua On June 1 Photos: Josh Kelly, Conor Benn, Joe Cordina - Final Presser Claressa Shields: I Can Beat Up Thurman, Give Golovkin a Run Photos: Derek Chisora, Senad Gashi - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Dave Allen, Lucas Browne - Face To Face, Final Presser Porter: Granados Gave Me a Tougher Fight Than Danny Garcia Joshua's New Opponent To Be Announced Next Week, Says Hearn Roach: Preparing For Shakur Stevenson Was Easy, Expect Upset! Crawford: Can't Put Gun To Their Head To Make Spence Fight Frank Warren Aims To Make Saunders-Isufi For Full WBO Belt Conor Benn To Face Czech Foe At O2 Arena On Saturday Josh Warrington vs. Kid Galahad: Jack McGann To Feature Hunter is Hoping That Khan Has Fully Moved Past Canelo KO Jarrell Miller: I Don't Need PEDs, I'm Shocked, I'll Be Vindicated! Danny Garcia: The Plan is To Get a Knockout of Granados Video: Roach Breaks Down Crawford-Khan, Stevenson-Diaz Video: Amir Khan Very Motivated To Prove Doubters Wrong Jarrell Miller Threw Away The Opportunity of a Lifetime Video: Terence Crawford Talks Haters, Khan Clash, The Future Matchroom CEO: There is Pressure To Deliver For Joshua Card Khan Crossing Fingers: I Hope Crawford Thinks I'm The Old Amir Leo Santa Cruz: I Have No Fear of Fighting Gervonta Davis Freddie Roach Furious Over Jarrell Miller: We Need Bans For Life Hearn on Joshua Foe: I Spoke To 16 Heavyweights in 24 Hours News: Selina Barrios, Ben Mananquil, Warfare, Reagan Dessaix Claressa Shields Explains Her GWOAT Mindset Photos: Brandon Figueroa, Andy Ruiz, Dimitrenko - Workouts Photos: Danny Garcia, Adrian Granados - Open Workouts in LA Joseph Diaz vs. Freddy Fonseca Added To Canelo-Jacobs Card Mayweather's Big Announcement is New Venture, Not Return Amir Khan: I Can't Make Any Mistakes or I'll Be in Trouble Baranchyk, WBSS Reach Agreement, 5/18 Bout With Taylor Intact Jarrell Miller Boxing License Application Denied By NYSAC

Latest Active Forum Threads